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www.alannorrisbigband.co.uk

‘The leading amateur Big Band in the area ...  consisting of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, bass and drums, is a real traditional dance band playing standards the 1940's made famous by bands such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and many more including Buddy Rich and Ted Heath ... The Big Band has performed with many leading people in the Big Band world ... The band is known all over East Anglia and plays to sell out audiences wherever they go ... The band plays for concerts, playing traditional Big Band plus many more for dances.’

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www.ashbybigband.com

'The Big Band was the idea of Ashby-de-la-Zouch  trumpeter David Bradford who not only wanted to offer local musicians the chance to play in one of the best big bands around, but to also give the local community a band they could be proud of. The band is now one of the best Glenn Miller/1940s tribute bands in the country, with many players living in the Ashby area but also players coming from as far afield as Birmingham, Northampton and Chesterfield.'

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bigbandspecial.co.uk

'Performs regularly at most of the UK’s major music festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Harrogate, Brecon and as an Associate Ensemble at Town Hall Birmingham.'

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bj-bigband.org.uk

Established 2009: ‘Based in Christian Malford, Wiltshire, consisting of players who have a wealth of experience playing in other musical groups from saxophone ensemble, through miltary bands and rock combos to symphony orchestra. We are a swing band with Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones and Rhythm section, which is the same formation as Count Basie, Duke Ellington or Glenn Miller, not to mention more recent bands such as the Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, playing a variety of jazz and swing style music in the big band style’.

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www.carltonbigband.co.uk

‘12 piece band which plays Swing, Latin, Jazz and Classic Pop to suit all occasions ... Providing opulence of a bygone age, whether it be a Vintage Gatsby Party, Strictly Come Dancing themed event, or 1940’s Glenn Miller event, Carlton Big Band has the music for it, and evening dress or army uniforms are worn by the band accordingly.‘

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www.daveegertonband.co.uk

'Manchester's leading amateur Big Band  ... with 30 musicians playing a century of popular music across the Northwest and beyond ... The Band was formed by Dave Egerton in 1983 initially as a youth band fusing Dave’s brass band background with woodwinds and was known then by the name that is still its official title – The Altrincham Concert Band ... Whether we are playing on a bandstand in the park; on stage with a Big Band night; or at a wedding; we are here to help your special occasion be filled with great music and memories. Come along and sit back while we take you down memory lane.'

Visits to the Website59
Also indexedAltrincham Concert Band
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www.dearnebigband.co.uk

'Formed in 1978 for pupils of the Foulstone School by the school’s former music teacher Holin Hammerton. The band was originally known as the Dearne Youth Big Band until its name was changed in 1983 to the Dearne Big Band and Singers to reflect the fact that many within the band were no longer youths. This is still evident today with the age range in the Band of 16 to 60 years ... The Dearne Big Band & Singers is the primary fundraiser for The Barnsley Youth Jazz Association ... None of the members of The Dearne Big Band & Singers take a fee for their performances, all fees are re-invested into The Barnsley Youth Jazz Association.'

Visits to the Website36
Also indexedBarnsley Youth Jazz Association
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denmarkstreetbigband.co.uk

‘Remember when the exciting big bands electrified audiences? ... The Denmark Street Big Band recreates the swinging jazz sounds of the Big Band era, performing compositions that span an entire century of music, including standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Darin and other legends of The American Song Book.’

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www.emberbigband.uk

'We play a wide jazz repertoire which includes many of the popular swing standards of the interwar era, through to modern latin and funk. We have over 20 musicians including alto tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpets, trombones, rhythm and bass guitar, piano and of course drums. We are complemented by impressive vocalists.'

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www.fleetvilleswingband.co.uk

‘We are a friendly, welcoming band of musicians from the local area & welcome new players of all ages who enjoy swing, jazz and big band era music.‘

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www.glennmillerorchestra.co.uk

'Formed in 1988 in conjunction with Glenn Miller Productions of New York. The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK has maintained the exact line-up on stage devised by Glenn, consisting of the leader, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and three rhythm plus a male and female vocalist.'

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www.hertsbigband.co.uk

'Formed in 2003 after various members of the Hertfordshire Concert Band were lamenting in the pub that there were no local big bands we could join to play big band music we had previously played in bands when we were younger. After some discussions we realised we had enough players to form a band, and so the Hertfordshire Big Band was born ...'

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www.johnclevelandband.co.uk

‘A versatile group of musicians under the direction of bandleader Eric Darlington. With an extensive range of performance styles, this live band is perfect for the concert stage or function room, offering a unique and unrivalled sound to suit any occasion. Typically playing as a 25-piece ensemble, The John Cleveland Band has been performing to sell-out audiences ... with timeless arrangements of Glenn Miller, ABBA, James Last and "West End Hit Musicals". Based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, the band has built a reputation both locally and further afield. There is a great sense of pride within the group and its success is due to the enthusiasm and commitment that the players bring with them.’

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www.lenphillipsbigband.co.uk

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railwayswingband.co.uk

‘A big swing band ... Formed in 1992 the band consists of a mixture of professional musicians and serious amateur musicians whose ages range from 13 up to 88. The band plays only for charity concerts and performs approximately 15 times a year ... The band plays a mixture of music of the great Swing era: Ellington, Goodman, Basie, Miller, Kenton and Herman to name just a few with some more modern compositions thrown in too.‘

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www.room21.org.uk

A 22-piece band featuring 4 vocalists - including The Axholme Singers who sing an Andrews Sisters tribute. The band is based in Haxey (in North Lincolnshire just south of the Humber Bridge) and we draw our musicians from Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.'

Visits to the Website51
Also indexedAxholme Singers
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rutlandbigband.org.uk

'We’re based in Oakham, and are available to play big band swing and jazz around Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and the East midlands in general. The band started in 2005 and over the years our repertoire has grown, so we can adjust our setlist to suit your event. We love to make music, so please ask about booking us, or suggesting somewhere we could do a gig. And if you just like listening, join our mailing list!'

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www.soundforcebigband.org.uk

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www.sweetingswingband.co.uk

'Do you like Big Band music, but haven't got the space for a Big Band? Size isn't everything! We've trimmed our line-up down to 9 (saxophones, trumpets, trombone, piano, bass and drums), a manageable number that will still give you that Big Band sound, and won't break the bank! Like the idea of a Jazz Band, but worried that it mightn't suit all tastes? We have a varied repertoire, starting with the classics of Big Band swing, adding a pinch of Trad Jazz, a twist of your Rock n Roll favourites, a little rumba of Latin American, and those all time greats of film and stage. All served up with ballroom dancing standards ...'

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www.tworiversbands.org.uk/swing-band/

'A community Swing Band based in Baildon, near Bradford, West Yorkshire. We play regular gigs, and have performed at church and school socials, beer festivals, weddings and private parties ... The band has around 30 players. It accommodates a range of abilities and ages. Rehearsals are very informal and great fun as we are a very friendly bunch of musicians! ... Our music comprises traditional big band swing era standards including numbers by Glen Miller and Count Basie; Latin favourites; Pop and more modern numbers; and of course some Rock ‘n Roll ...'

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