Our drummer Rich getting a chance to show off
A lot, but not all, of the music that we play in the Rutland Big Band is swing – we’re sometimes referrred to as a “swing band”.
“swing” is typical of music from the 30s and 40s, where the pulse of the music is on the off-beats, rahter than being strictly on the beat as in most pop or classical music. It’s often quite jazzy, with improvised jazz solos from band members while the rest of the band plays from their parts.
Wikipedia also helpfully adds:
“You can feel it, but you just can’t explain it. Do you dig me?”
We’ve done a couple of events this year in village halls. We think we can offer a ‘win-win’ evening for your village. Between the band and your local village knowledge we can fill the hall. It raises money for your village hall, provides a great evening’s entertainment, and of course we enjoy playing, and we can raise some funds towards our costs as well.