About the band

The band started with just a handful of people in 2005 who wanted to play some tunes together. These days we have attracted a group of  experienced and accomplished musicians and people often ask us back to perform a second time. We have performed at the Uppingham Fringe arts festival, the Oakham Festival, weddings,  40s nights, and in the Curve theatre in Leicester. So if you are looking to hire a wedding band or a party band, please get in touch, and give your guests a good dance. We’ll happily travel around Oakham, Leicestershire, Uppingham,  Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Corby and other places around the East Midlands.

What is a Big Band

2014-03-22 20.43.34A Big Band traditionally has saxophones (baritone, tenors & altos), trumpets, trombones, a rhythm section (drums, bass, keyboard, guitar), and ideally a singer or two. Sometimes there are clarinet parts, usually played by one of the saxophonists. This helps make the famous Glen Miller type of sound.

 

 

 

 

Here’s some of the band, circa 2013:

collage of band members