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Junction 21 Big Band

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About Junction 21 Big Band

A full line up 20 piece swing band with an eclectic music mix, performing for a wide range of events. Dance, sing, watch, listen, party!
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Based in Leicestershire, the Junction 21 Big Band are a full sized traditional line up swing band (4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5+ saxophones, full rhythm section, and singers too) with both a swing era and more modern, eclectic music mix. We love to play and perform at all sorts of events, and love it best when, invariably, the crowd dance along with us.

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Junction 21 Big Band's Reviews

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Geoff S
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

On behalf of the Trustees of Lutterworth Museum I just wanted to say thank you for making our 1940s dance very special. Your band sounded fantastic and we were very impressed with Junction 21s sound and professionalism was brilliant. Thank you all.

Stuart H
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

A very good night, great band , all ages liked it 16 years old to 90 years, great great!

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Junction 21 Big Band's Song list

A small selection from a recent gig list.. We have many many more songs!
Green Onions
Strike up the band
Ive got you under my skin
Bill Bailey
Tuxedo Junction
At Last
Berkeley Square
It don’t mean a thing
All that Jazz
Artistry for Trumpets
Crazy Little Thing called Love
How highthe moon
Me and my Shadow
42nd Street
Blue Moon
The way you look tonight
Moonlight Serenade
Dont get around much anymore
Lady is a tramp
Come fly with me
Mack the knife
Music to watch girls by
Little BrownJug
Lil Darlin
Zoot Suit Riot
I just wanna make love to you
Mr Pinstripe Suit
Mustang Sally
42nd St Medley
A Shot In The Dark
A Tisket A Tasket
Ain’t nobody here but us chickens
Ain’t that a kick in the head
All of Me
Alright, Okay, You Win
American Patrol
And All That Jazz
As Long as I’m Singing
At Last
Baby it’s Cold Outside
Baker Street
Bare Necessities
Bari Bari Good
Beyond the Sea
Big Big World
Big Noise From Winettka
Big Spender
Bill Bailey
Black Coffee
Blue Moon
Blueberry Hill
Boogie Blues
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Bottle makes 3
Can’t take my eyes off of you
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Cry Me A River
Cuban Pete
Daydream Believer
Do nothin till you hear from me
Don't Rain On My Parade
Don't Worry Be Happy
Don’t Get Around Much (V)
Don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Enjoy Yourself
Feeling Good
Fiesta (V)
Flip Flop and Fly
Fly Me To The Moon
Go daddy o
Got to get you into my life
Green Onions
Happy Birthday
Hot Toddy
I Can't Turn You Loose
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
I Wan'na Be Like You
I Will Survive
I Won't Dance
I've Got You Under My Skin
I’m A Believer
I’ve got the world on a String
In the Mood
It Had to be You (V)
Jump in The Line
Jump jive n wail
Just a Gigalo
Knock On Wood
La Bamba
La Vida Loca (V)
Lady is a Tramp (Female V)
Lady Marmalade
Little Brown Jug
Live And Let Die
Louie Louie
Love & Marriage
Mack the Knife (V)
Mambo No 5 (V)
Mas Que Nada
Master Blaster
Me & Mrs Jones
Me & my shadow
Mercy (V)
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Minnie the moocher
Miss jones (V)
Mission:Imossible Theme
Monkey Man (V)
Moonlight Serenade
Mr Pinstripe Suit
Muppet Show (instr)
Music To Watch Girls By
Mustang Sally (V)
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Naked Gun Theme
National Anthem
New York New York (V, arr Harpin)
Night Boat to Cairo
Nobody Does It Better
Odd Couple
Ole Devil called Love (V)
On The Street Where You Live
Sweet Home Chigago (V)
Tainted Love
Take 5
Take the A train
The Chicken
Turning Japanese
Tuxedo Junction
Valerie (V)
Walking on Sunshine
Watermelon Man (In)
We've Only Just Begun
Winter Wonderland
You can Leave Your Hat On
You're a mean one Mr Grinch
One O’Clock Jump
One Step Beyond
Orange coloured sky
Oye Coma Va
Pack Up
Paper Moon
Pencil Full of Lead
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Perry Mason Theme
Peter Gunn
Pink Panther
Proud Mary
Puttin on the Ritz
Reet Petite
Route 66
Santa Baby
Shake a Tailfeather
Shake Rattle & Roll
Sing sing sing
Singing in the Rain
Smooth Operator
Soul Bossa Nova
Soul Man
Straighten up and Fly right
Stray Cat Strut
String of Pearls
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Georgia Brown
Zoot suit riot

Junction 21 Big Band's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1250
Shared ticketed event10 musicians
For a shared event, where tickets are sold upfront and on the door, we will charge a minimum of £625, plus share the proceeds of the ticket sales 50/50. This really helps to save on the upfront costs and to reduce the risk for the event organiser.
Standard concert10 musicians
A standard fee for a standard afternoon / evening concert, lasting perhaps 2-3 hours.
Long performance10 musicians
Where the band is required to set up early in advance of the guests arriving, eg to protect the ambience of a party or function, a slightly higher fee is charged. Exact details of fees can be discussed.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We're a big band with a big band sound, but with a more modern and flexible repertoire, and our engagement with the audience. Invariably the audience likes to dance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We mainly play private gigs, so function rooms, hotels, etc, but also parks, bandstands, village halls etc

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

With over 20 members, it's pretty fair to say, nearly all of them!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We don't really play high-profile gigs. We're comfortable with most settings.

Do you have different line-up options?

No, we are a big band lineup, and whilst there may be minor changes on the night, it'll generally be 6 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, drums, bass, keys, guitar, and male and female vocals

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We will of course do our best to accommodate you wherever possible, You will appreciate there are over 20 people in a big band so date changes are very difficult. But minor timing changes are easier.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We do not provide a DJ but are able to pipe some background music through our PA before/in between/for a short period after our sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

2-3 hours is required for setting up. We break down much more quickly, within 30-45 minutes usually.

Can you roam around while you perform?


Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

You can discuss anything with us several weeks beforehand in preparation for the event, and we have an extensive library - we will accommodate if possible. It won't be possible to make changes to our plans on the night.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

All of our equipment, PA, lights etc. is included in our quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

You can discuss anything with us several weeks beforehand in preparation for the event, and we have an extensive library - we will accommodate if possible.
Swing, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, Jazz, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Covers, Latin, Ska, Cabaret
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Corporate event, Charity event
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