Big Bands available to hire in Carlisle

Hire a big band in Carlisle for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 26 of the most professional acts for you to choose from. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in Carlisle.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Carlisle
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£1200 - £1700
Big bandDerbyshire

Perfect for weddings, 40's war theme, Rat Pack - any party that requires the best in Big Band and swing music. An excellent 10 piece dance

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£1250 - £2000
Big bandHalesowen

A versatile band from duo to big band performing swing. jazz.functions and weddings

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£1340 - £2880
Big bandPaisley

The Soul Establishment are a first class 2 - 11 piece soul band specialising in high energy music for weddings, corporate events and parties

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£500 - £1250
Big bandSheffield

The MPR Jazz Ensemble has a wealth of experience playing at high profile events across the country.

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£2000 - £3000
Big bandHarrogate

Jazz and Swing for party's and events..we play classic swing , jive, and some swing covers of some pop songs..

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From£640
Big bandBedford

The Quartet is an international group based in London and led by Detroit born trumpet player Brant Tilds. We perform everywhere.

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From£1600
Big bandGateshead

Jazz & Swing | Soul & Funk | Chart & Top 40 8 to 19 musicians

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£1875 - £2250
Big bandTadcaster

A compact 13-piece swing band performing classic songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé etc......

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£1600 - £1800
Big bandDerbyshire

A brilliant jump jive swing/Gatsby/Peaky Blinders Band - playing 20's, 40's, 50's and dance tuition provided. First Class entertainment!!

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£700 - £1650
Big bandCambridge

Expect something brand spanking new: knees-up dancing, raucous rapping, sexy saxophoning, rock-star guitar solos... a right old shindig.

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From£640
Big bandClevedon

Swing/jazz band (duo up to 10 piece) specialising in entertainment for weddings, parties and corporate events.

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£400 - £700
Big bandBarnsley

One of the finest military style concert bands in the UK. Playing corporate, private, charity and community events and Royal Palaces

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£1280 - £1600
Big bandBirmingham

8 piece all female jazz ensemble with guest male vocalist, bringing vintage jazz together with modern pop. Saxophones galore!

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From£1120
Big bandThatcham

Great New Orleans Jazz, ideal for parties and outdoor events

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£550 - £650
Big bandNottingham

Cranberry Flick are a 7 piece swing, jive, rhythm &blues band performing music in their distinctive vintage style.

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From£800
Big bandManchester

Jazz quartet from Manchester.

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£700 - £1700
Big bandLeeds

A six-piece big band playing jazz hits from the 20s through to modern day. Our small size makes us suitable for all venues and occasions.

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From£640
Big bandNorwich

Highly acclaimed 18-piece big band with vocalists, guaranteed to entertain and keep the dancefloor full. Swing, latins, 40s to modern.

Hiring a big band

Useful information

Popular genres:
1940s era music
Average response time:
1 hour
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a big band?

The typical price per group member for big bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any big band play my favourite song?

Professional big bands will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that big bands may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the big band's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do big bands take to set up?

Your big band will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the big band prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our big bands are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our big bands will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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