1940s and Swing
The band was formed in 2005, the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2. Since then the
1940s re-enactment scene has really taken off. The band is not only one of the best
Glenn Miller tribute bands in the Country it is the most versatile on the in 40s
entertainment circuit. In addition to the Miller standards and a repertoire that includes
the "top 100 hits of the 40s", we can cater for dedicated swing dancers with music
from Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Caro Emerald etc for Lindy, Shim Sham, Balboa,
The WW2/1940s events we play at change from year to year but to demonstrate how
far the band has come in its brief history below is a list of some of the highlights of
Guernsey Liberation Day. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of
Guernsey the band played two Liberation Balls and a Tea Dance to over 2,500
dancers in Saint Peter's port. In 2018 we return for a 4th year.
Operation Dynamo. To mark the 75th anniversary of Dunkirk the band playe
d a series of two Concerts and 9 Tea Dances in Ramsgate.
Festival of the Forties. The band has performed 3 times at the "Hangar Ball" at
one of the fastest growing 1940s events in the Country. We return again in 2018.
Yorkshire Wartime Experience. The band played for the 4 "Hangar Balls" at
the North of England's largest WW2 event. Here's looking forward to a 5th in 2018
The Victory Show. One of the biggest 1940s shows in the country and the band
will make its first appearance at the Friday Night Hangar Ball in 2017
Ramsey 1940s Weekend and VE Day Celebration. The band has
performed four times at in the "Big Top" at one of the top 1940s events in the
RAF Hooton Park 1940s Weekend. Flanked by a Spitfire and vintage vehicles
the band played at sell-out dances at the first two 1940s weekend to be held in the
Hangar at the RAF Airfield. We have been re-booked for 2018
Rauceby 1940s Weekend. The band were fortunate enough to play evening
dances for the final three Rauceby 1940s events.
War and Peace Revival. In 2017 we will make our debut as the featured act for
Saturday night Dance.
Not all venues and events need a full big band. The Ashby "little" Big Band also played
throughout the WW2 weekends or Hangar Balls held by Crich Tramway Museum,
Welshpool, Brighouse, Queensbury, Howarth, Peak Rail, BCLM, Ironbridge
Gorge, Stoke Bruerne, Chesterfield Council, Sheffield Council, Mansfield
Council, NWLDC ,