About Us
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 play 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.
The band play 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 play most things the little Big
Band can. With special bespoke arrangements and an expert Sound Technician a Tea Dance 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.