The Ashby Big Band is a 14 to 16 piece Swing Orchestra using the classic Big Band formation of Saxes, Brass and
Rhythm Section of some of the great big bands of the swing era such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, more recently
Ted Heath and a name youngsters will recognise...Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
This is our flagship band who rehearse monthly and perform at some of the most prestigious events where only the best Big Band
will do. The music is rehearsed to perfection and each program is tailored specifically for the event. We use expert Sound
Technicians to ensure the mix and volume is simply PERFECT for each event.
The Ashby "little" Big Band is an 8 piece band consisting of Saxes, Brass and Rhythm and our most popular size
band. This band also rehearse monthly and perform at events where space or budget is a constraint. The music is rehearsed to
perfection and each program is tailored specifically for the event. This band plays everything a full Swing Orchestra can. With
bespoke arrangements and expert Sound Technicians an 8 piece band sounds like a band twice its size
The Ashby "Tea Dance" Band is a 5 or 6 piece Band consisting 2 or 3 Horns with a 3 piece Rhythm Section.
Rehearsals are specific for the event to ensure perfection. This band plays most things the "little" Big Band can. With special
bespoke arrangements and an expert Sound Technician a 5/6 piece band sounds like a band twice its size.
Vocalists...We can include or add a Female and/or Male vocalist with any of our bands.
Our individual musicians have impressive credentials with varied and interesting backgrounds. They have a wealth of experience in
live performance, having studied at Kneller Hall, the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music. Ex cruise liner
performers for Cunnard and P&O. Have worked or are currently working with the Beautiful South, Don Lusher, Kenny Baker,
42nd Street, the Lion King ... Recording sessions, TV and Radio performances.