Corporate event Big Bands for hire in Reading

Hire a big band in Reading for your corporate event today. Whatever type of corporate event you're planning, we have 89 of the most professional acts right here for you to choose from.

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8 bands in or around Reading
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Big bandFleet(14 mi)

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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From£1900
Big bandBracknell(9 mi)

The signature Vadé a cappella sound is a beautiful amalgamation of modern Doo-Wop, Gospel & RnB fused with Jazz, Soul and a Motown flair!

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From£1120
Big bandThatcham(12 mi)

Great New Orleans Jazz, ideal for parties and outdoor events

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Big bandTwickenham(26 mi)

Kelvin has been immersed in Jazz, Blues and Latin music for years. He performs internationally solo, duos, quartets, quintets & big bands.

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Big bandBrentford(28 mi)

A flexible New Orleans Street Band playing a mix of traditional Dixieland, Mardi Gras as well as classic and modern pop covers.

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Big bandBrentford(29 mi)

The Hot Shoes is an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements!

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All the bands below are available to travel to Reading
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Big bandLondon(38 mi)

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

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From£4235
Big bandLondon(39 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£2100
Big bandSouthsea(45 mi)

The Royal Marines Association Dance Band

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Big bandHalesowen(82 mi)

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

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Big bandWolverhampton(91 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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Big bandDerbyshire(116 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 bandLondon(31 mi)

Highly experienced six-piece function band playing across a range of genres.

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From£1625
Big bandLondon(35 mi)

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

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From£800
Big bandLondon(36 mi)

Swing & jazz singer performing the popular big band hits of the 1940's & 50s - Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett & more!

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From£1500
Big bandEastleigh(36 mi)

Glamourous Modern Vintage

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From£640
Big bandLondon(36 mi)

London based jazz function band available in duo or trio format with or without vocals

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Big bandLondon(36 mi)

All Girls. All Swing. Vintage music with modern attitude. Stomping, floor-filling tunes from an all-female ensemble with bags of charm!

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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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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