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Big Bands available to hire in Dublin

Want to hire a big band in Dublin for your party, awards evening or wedding? There is no better band to have everyone on their feet dancing to the timeless classics. From Glenn Miller to Amy Winehouse and current pop covers, the impact of a big band, complete with outstanding vocalists and epic brass instruments, is second to none. Browse 34 of the best big bands in Dublin right here. All of the bands shown below can travel and are available in Dublin.

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Big bandDerbyshire(195 mi)

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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From£1600
Big bandLymm(156 mi)

Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats is an exciting 20-piece big band based in Lymm, Cheshire, UK.

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Big bandCardiff(183 mi)
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Big bandOxford(237 mi)

The Donut Kings is one of Oxford and London's most exciting big bands, playing at college balls, society/private events, and in concert.

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From£1250
Big bandHalesowen(185 mi)

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

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From£1240
Big bandWolverhampton(182 mi)

Immerse yourself in the show with his incredible voice replicating Bublé's style and persona effortlessly. Truly something can't miss.

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From£1600
Big bandLancaster(149 mi)

The University of Lancaster Big Band is a semi-professional swing, funk, and rock big band ready to suit your event needs!

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Big bandBirmingham(189 mi)

16-piece big band, specialising in authentic vintage swing music from the 1930s and 40s. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb

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Big bandMansfield(209 mi)

The MSO UK is a 6 to 18 peice swing band playing the classic music of the 1930s and 40s

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From£1600
Big bandHelston(228 mi)

Cornish Roots is a band made up from 20 local professional musicians that love to play big band music.

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From£640
Big bandExeter(215 mi)

South west based 4-7 piece swinging jazz band performing the greatest hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Robbie Williams etc.

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From£1000
Big bandSheffield(208 mi)

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

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From£1600
Big bandGateshead(218 mi)

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

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From£2095
Big bandManchester(164 mi)

Amazing Mini-Big Band sound!

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From£1795
Big bandTadcaster(205 mi)

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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From£640
Big bandClevedon(196 mi)

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

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From£1280
Big bandBirmingham(192 mi)

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

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From£1600
Big bandDerbyshire(195 mi)

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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Popular genres:
1940s era music
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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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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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