Big Bands for hire in Chelmsford

Hire a big band in Chelmsford for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 71 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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All the bands below are available to travel to Chelmsford
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From£1440
Big bandLondon

Stylish band performing jazz, swing, soul and Motown music. Previous clients include Virgin, Dell, BMW and Lindt.

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From£4235
Big bandLondon

Unique London based showband. 7-12-piece Swing Band, 9-14 piece Party Band or a 19-piece Big Band, 100 years of live music to choose from!

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£1800 - £2200
Big bandChelmsford

We are a small big band that play swing music from the 40's including Glenn Miller and The Ratpack, we also play some Buble songs too.

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£1250 - £2800
Big bandLondon

A young and energetic band that guarantee to give you a night that you'll never forget.

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£1500 - £2500
Big bandLondon

Top London based vintage themed Dance Band, bringing you classic dixieland, big band hits and pop tunes in a retro style. Guaranteed to wow!

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From£1280
Big bandWaltham Cross

A distinctive blend of drum & bass, funk, jazz and soca that is both eclectic and progressive, creating nationwide vibes.

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From£800
Big bandLondon

Bringing the 50's back!

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From£800
Big bandLondon

London bases Jazz group looking for weddings and events. Professional, enthusiastic and with a huge backlog of music we can cover it all.

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£650 - £950
Big bandLondon

Sax & Vocals Duo! This Hollywood, Vintage-inspired, Pin-Up, Rock n Roll, Swing, Jive and Blues duo are ready to tear up the joint!

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£600 - £1600
Big bandOrpington

Jazz, swing, and modern hits with a vintage twist. Available for weddings, functions and events. London and beyond.

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From£800
Big bandLondon

International live music band based in London. We offers the best quality live music performance for your event.

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Big bandLondon

Founded in 2011, the Duke Street Big Band is one of London's premier big bands, set up to bring Jazz and big band music to a wider audience.

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From£960
Big bandDartford

The Colin Peters Set was set up by Colin Peters to provide a comprehensive alternative musical experience. All members are sight readers.

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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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£2100
Big bandSouthsea

A top party & function band! We've played thousands of events including performing for the Royal Family onboard HM Royal Yacht Britannia.

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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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£1250 - £2500
Big bandFleet

Junction 4 Big Band are an 18 piece big band playing swing, jazz and music from the 30's and 40's in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.

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£1250 - £2000
Big bandBrentford

#1 Brass Band in London, we have entertained everyone from the Prime Minister, US President to UAE Sheikhs.

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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