15 of the finest London Big Bands to hire for your events.
These are the perfect Big Bands and Jazz Orchestras for weddings, corporate events & parties in London, locally sourced by our entertainment experts. Find the best London Big Bands and Jazz Orchestras only at Alive Network, the UK's biggest entertainment agency.
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 - Prestige Swing are Highly Recommended20 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 - The CC Big Band are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 8East Sussex
Whether you require a sophisticated & intimate dinner set or a vibrant energetic set; The CC Big band bring the sounds of a large big band in a compact 2-8 piece package! With over 150 arrangements including Sinatra, Glen Miller & Michael Buble; The CC Big Band brings professionalism, flexibility and musical excellence to every 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 - 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 - 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 - 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....
5 stars - Crystal Clear Dance Orchestra are Highly Recommended10 Reviews Number of members: 9London
A show-stopping ensemble featuring superb choreography, the best professional musicians & an incredible party! With band members having performed with the likes of James Brown, Michae Bublé & Earth Wind & Fire plus previous clients including the Natural History Museum, HSBC, Shell & more, this amazing dance orchestra will bring your event to life!...
5 stars - The JJ Show Band are Highly Recommended1 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 - 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 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!...
If you are looking for music that makes an impact look no further than the EP Orchestra. With line ups from 10 Piece to a full 37 Piece orchestra they perform chart and pop favourites with a dynamic Classical twist that will bring a sense of grandeur to your event that only an orchestra can provide....
5 stars - PD Big Band are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 15Vale of Glamorgan
Stunning 15 piece big band with a great repertoire of favourites (vocals if required) from jazz, blues to swing & jive & many more. Widely experienced on the circuit they have played with many big names. Trios, sextet, 7 piece & other ensembles available...
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....
“Hi Chris (& other band members), Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing music & performance last week! So many people came up to me during the night, the next ...”
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5 stars - The MBB Band are Highly Recommended
“Hi Chris, A massive thank you for last night. You and the guys were great! You provided the perfect atmosphere for our event. A really good time all around. Thank You! Hannah - Dri...”
London C booked The MBB Band for their event
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Big Bands in London cost from £1208 to £6732. The average price in 2022 was £3147. Prices vary depending on experience, demand, size of act, travel costs and the specs of the equipment provided. Artists travelling into London from further away will usually charge more than a local act due to travel time and fuel costs.
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