The Rutland Big Band

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a live band to get your feet moving! We can liven up your  birthday party, wedding, festival fete or fair. You could have a night of swing, Sinatra and 1940s tunes, or we can add some party music for people to dance around to.

We have performed at the the Oakham Festival, weddings,  birthday parties, numerous 1940s dance events, and in the Curve theatre in Leicester. If you are looking to hire a wedding band or a party band, please get in touch, and we will give your guests a good time. We’ll happily travel around Oakham, Leicestershire, Uppingham,  Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Corby and other places around the East Midlands.

Naturally there’s 1940s swing era music such as Glen Miller but also a glorious mix of other music including James Bond theme songs, songs by Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Duke Ellington and of course tracks made famous by the Rat Pack. It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing so enjoy the rhythms, clap your hands, tap those feet , and if the mood takes you and the health and safety officer is looking the other way, grab your partner, swing them round and dance into the night.

Thanks a lot for your session last Monday at the Catmose Club. […] the band played bloody well, too.
Thanks you all for a really great night!

You can hear more of us in action on the audio page.

Friday was brilliant and I have never in all the time I have been doing this job had such great feedback about a band. You were all brilliant!
I will certainly be having you back in the future.‘ –  Steve Heywood from RAF Wittering

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.

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!

The Rutland Big Band rejoice in being the biggest Band from the smallest county.  The band dates back to 2005 and today the band features accomplished musicians from all walks of life including music teachers, professionals and experienced brass instrumentalists.