Big Bands for hire in Southend-on-Sea

Hire a big band in Southend-on-Sea for your event today. Whether you're planning a wedding, party, concert or event, we have 91 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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9 bands in or around Southend-on-Sea
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Big bandChelmsford(16 mi)
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Big bandEssex(16 mi)

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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From£640
Big bandLoughton(29 mi)

Iconic vintage vocals with a fresh and modern edge supported by a phenomenal sound delivered by The Vintage Youth

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Big bandCanterbury(27 mi)

Goosebumps are a 5 piece swing jive band from Kent, UK. They travel worldwide swingin' themselves silly and cooking up a storm on stage.

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Big bandOrpington(28 mi)

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

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From£1220
Big bandCanterbury(24 mi)

KD Dance Orchestra/ The Swing & Soul Orchestra - Sinatra to Stevie, Miller to Aretha! Sassy soul and swing classics.

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Big bandSouth Ockendon(19 mi)
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Big bandSidcup(26 mi)

Award winning Big Band based in the South East. Playing classic big band swing and challenging concert pieces

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From£960
Big bandDartford(24 mi)

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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Big bandLondon(34 mi)

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

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Big bandLondon(33 mi)

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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From£1200
Big bandDerbyshire(144 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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Big bandLymm(185 mi)

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

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From£2100
Big bandSouthsea(92 mi)

The Royal Marines Association Dance Band

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Big bandCardiff(168 mi)
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Big bandOxford(85 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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Big bandHalesowen(134 mi)

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

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Big bandMansfield(137 mi)

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

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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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