11 of the finest Durham Big Bands to hire for your events.
These are the perfect Big Bands and Jazz Orchestras for weddings, corporate events & parties in Durham, locally sourced by our entertainment experts. Find the best Durham Big Bands and Jazz Orchestras only at Alive Network, the UK's biggest entertainment agency.
5 stars - The MBB Band are Highly Recommended136 Reviews Number of members: 10West Yorkshire
Magnificent 10 piece act specialising in Modern songs in a Swing style, Jumpin' Jive, Supercool Swing & R'n'B! Covering music from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, to Take That and Radiohead, The MBB Band's extensive repertoire is set to entertain all night long!...
5 stars - The Matt Thomas Big Band are Highly Recommended99 Reviews Number of members: 12Lancashire
Matt Thomas & his amazing 11 piece big band recreate the sound of the roaring 40's with wonderful music from Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller & more! With style, charm & sophistication, this spectacular show will make your event one to remember!...
5 stars - The JJ Show Band are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 10Staffordshire
One of the most high octane and sought after big band acts The JJ Show Band bring the party with their huge sound and powerful vocals. A genre-busting repertoire of Swing, Ska and Reggae hits from Brian Setzer, Paolo Nutini, The Specials and Madness. This 10 piece band features a full horn section that is sure to have you and your guests on your feet all night....
5 stars - Regal Groove are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 14Staffordshire
Simply the most electrifying and entertaining band you will find! With slick choreographed moves, sublime vocals and a truly inspired backing band. This West End trained musical experience bring all the hits from the likes of Bruno Mars, The Jacksons and Queen....
5 stars - The DCR Big Band are Highly Recommended5 Reviews Number of members: 18Buckinghamshire
The DCR Big Band is the UK’s top professional Big Band for any occasion. Featuring female Band Leader Debbie Curtis & John Miller, late nephew of Glenn Miller, this band bring back wartime memories and much more!...
5 stars - Prestige Swing are Highly Recommended21 Reviews Number of members: 5Hertfordshire
As seen at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, BBC TV "Children in Need" and Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity events - performing the power and excitement of this vintage era - even with a smaller combination! Featuring multi-instrumentalist / vocalists with the authentic impact of Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble plus Jools Holland style Jive!. “They Swing like Crazy!” – Sheila Tracey, BBC....
5 stars - Absolutely Frank are Highly Recommended5 Reviews Number of members: 7Surrey
The love of Sinatra's music spans generations, & his sound is re-captured by Absolutely Frank. With a repertoire full of Sinatra's best loved songs, plus Dean Martin & Andy Williams, these guys are available as a 7, 10 or impressive 17 piece orchestra...
5 stars - The Swing Smiths are Highly Recommended67 Reviews Number of members: 7London
The Swing Smiths are a sensational swing and soul band performing a huge range of hits from the Big Band, Rat Pack, Soul & Motown eras. With a distinctive sound and unrivalled performance, they are guaranteed to transform the atmosphere of your event....
5 stars - Swing Stars are Highly Recommended6 Reviews Number of members: 5Kent
Young & stylish with a unique feel to their sound, Swing Stars are a swinging sensation guaranteed to make your event! Whether you are looking to relax & unwind to the sound of Jazz or Swing your way to the dance floor & have a great time moving to the sounds of Buble and Sinatra, you have come to the right place!...
5 stars - London Swing are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 10London
London Swing, a young and dynamic 10-piece Swing and Jazz Standards Function Band. London Swing play an excellent repertoire featuring classic songs by Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack. Mainly male lead repertoire....
“Dear Chris and The MBB Band, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding this Summer. The dance floor was packed all evening and everyone saying how much fun it was months afterwa...”
Thomas A booked The MBB Band for their Wedding
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5 stars - The MBB Band are Highly Recommended
“A huge thank you for making our wedding party extra special. The band were amazing, having eleven of you in the line up was a real wow factor.
The style of the music was just pe...”
Sue A booked The MBB Band for their Wedding in Durham
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How much do Durham Big Bands cost?
Big Bands in Durham cost from £1208 to £6732. The average price in 2022 was £3206. Prices vary depending on experience, demand, size of act, travel costs and the specs of the equipment provided. Artists travelling into Durham from further away will usually charge more than a local act due to travel time and fuel costs.
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