Leicester Big Band

Leicester Big Band from £2000

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Musical Director Roger Parsons and the Leicester Big Band provides the very best in hot foot-tapping music from the great swing and jump jive era of the 1940's through to the 1960's. Expect recreations of the original arrangements of the great Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Count Basie and the Ted Heath Band.


Combined with the talents of our two exceptional vocalists – Morgan Perkins and Karen Jamieson, they can present a programme of vocal standards from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Matt Monroe, plus Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney to name just a few, right up to recent hits by Michael Buble and Jamie Cullum.

Excellent Musicianship

Featuring Leicestershire’s finest musicians, the Leicester Big Band can promise you an evening of fine swing music. Whether your taste is for dancing, concert, wedding or just partying, the band can offer you a great choice of styles in musical entertainment.

40s & Wartime Option

The band also offer a 40s and wartime themed option featuring costumes and the classic music of Glenn Miller and the 40s era. You can also add the 'Millerettes' option which features 3 close-harmony female vocal singers.

Ain’t She Sweet

Angel Eyes

At Long Last Love

Come Fly With Me

East of the Sun

Fly Me To The Moon

Have You Met Miss Jones

How About You

I Get a Kick Out Of You

I’m Gonna Sit Right down and Right Myself a Letter

It Happened in Monteray

I’ve Got a Crush On You

I’ve Got You Under my Skin

I Wanna Be Around

I Will Drink the Wine

Learnin’ the Blues

Looking at the World through Rose Coloured Glasses


My Kind of Town

My Way

New York, New York

Nice ‘n’Easy

Nice Work if You Can Get It

One For My Baby

Pennies From Heaven

Please Be Kind

Something Stupid (Duet)

South of the Border

Swingin’ Down the Lane

That Old Black Magic

That’s Life

The Lady is a Tramp

The Shadow of your Smile

The Summer Wind

The Tender Trap


You Make Me Feel So Young

Songs By Other Artists

Matt Monroe

A Wonderful Day Like Today

My Kind of Girl

Small Fry

This is the Life

When Joanna Loved Me

Michael Buble

All Of Me

All I Do Is Dream Of You

Dean Martin

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head

How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning (Duet)

Bobby Darin

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Beyond The Sea

Hello Dolly

Mack the Knife

O Look at me Now

Up a Lazy River

Ella Fitzgerald

Every Time We Say Goodbye


The Very Thought of You

That Old Feeling

Peggy Lee


On a Clear Day

Rosemary Clooney

Everything Happens to Me

If Swing Goes I Go Too

It Just Happened to Happen to Me

I Wanna be a Sideman

Let’s Get Away From It All

Linda Rondstat

Am I Blue


For Sentimental Reasons

You Go To My Head

You Took Advantage of Me

Plus countless standards by other artists


Glenn Miller

American Patrol

A String of Pearls

In The Mood

Jersey Bounce

Little Brown Jug


Pennsylvania 65000

St. Louis Blues March

Tuxedo Junction

Count Basie

April in Paris

Corner Pocket

Flight of the Foo Birds

Lil’ Darlin

One O’clock Jump

Satin Doll


Swingin The Blues

Teddy The Toad----------(just a taste from our Count Basie Library)

Woodchopper’s Ball Woody Herman

Bedtime for Drums Alyn Ainsworth

Begin The Beguine Artie Shaw

You Made me Love You Harry James

Bugle Call Rag Benny Goodman

Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman

Manhattan Spiritual Ted Heath

Swingin’ Shepherd Blues Ted Heath

In a Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington

Mood Indigo Duke Ellington

(This is just a sample of the many numbers in their library)

General Information:

Name: Leicester Big Band

Location: Leicestershire

Main Category: Swing Bands

Other Categories: Background Music, Bands, Jazz Bands, Jazz Musicians, Jazz Singers, Live Music, Musicians, Party Bands, Singers, Wedding Bands, Wedding Music


18 Piece Big Band (default): Male Vocals, Female Vocals, 5 x Saxes, 4 x Trombones, 4 x Trumpets, Piano, Bass Drums and MD


Standard Set Times: 2 x 60 minute sets but we are flexible!

Set Up Time: 0hrs 45 mins

Usual Evening Arrival Time: 18:00

Space Required (w x d):

18 Piece Big Band (default): 8.0m x 5.0m

Sound & Lighting:

Stage Lighting: No

Dance Floor Lighting: No

Free use of PA via iPod: No

DJ included: No

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider: soft drinks as required

Technical Requirement: access to 13amp power sockets required

Instant Quote:

STEP 1: Check Availability

STEP 2: Select Option(s)

18 Piece Big Band£2,000

Male Vocals, Female Vocals, 5 x Saxes, 4 x Trombones, 4 x Trumpets, Piano, Bass Drums and MD

Please complete STEP 1
Prices quoted are subject to confirmation and are intended as a guide only.

Set Options:

2 x 60 minute sets but we are flexible!

Optional Extras:

Additional 'Millerettes' Singers£250

In the style of Glen Miller and the 40s era, this option adds 3 female singers to the band.

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