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The LP Big Band

About The LP Big Band

Britain’s most popular Big Band, as heard regularly on BBC Radio 2.  An all-star swing orchestra playing music from Frank Sinatra to Glenn Miller, from Gershwin to Count Basie and from Bublé to Harry Connick Jr.

Boasting a personnel who have between them played with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Sir Tom Jones, The Beatles and Freddie Mercury, these guys are certainly not lacking in experience.  Couple that with younger players who are regularly appearing with the likes of Girls Aloud, The Specials, The Puppini Sisters, The John Wilson Orchestra and on countless West End shows and you can be sure of a sound that’s full of energy, excitement, style and sizzle.  The set is always a bespoke creation, tailored to meet demands of the event; the band are equally at home catering for ballroom dancers as they are playing pop classics as the party gets underway.

“The best big band in the country” – Channel Radio

The LP Big Band has a variety of line ups. Please stipulate which of these you would like to book when enquiring.

Full Big Band (20 piece)

5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, piano, guitar, bass, drums, male and female vocals + MD

Dance Band (13 piece)

4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass, drums, male vocals

Bijou (Big) Band (8 piece)
2 saxes, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, piano, bass, drums, male vocals

The LP Big Bad can also provide a small jazz band for reception music prior to the main set(s).

With one of the most hard working and busiest bands in the UK you sure won’t be disappointed at your event!!

From £3,000.00

The LP Big Band Testimonials

“Do please pass on my thanks to Eleanor, Gary and all the Band. You were terrific! We have had so many letters and cards of thanks and absolutely every one says how good you all were and with music to match!”

Bob & Frances Williams (Golden Wedding)

“If you’re looking for a dance band look no further! Fantastic music from amazing musicians. The guests at our event couldn’t stop talking about the music”

Stefano Soldati (Director - The Dance Lab, Putney)

“The sound of this band simply cannot be beaten”

Jonathan Crossley (Former World and British Ballroom Champion)

“A marvellous orchestra masterfully directed by Joe Pettitt”

David Jacobs CBE

Sample Set List

Male Vocals

New York, New York
My Way
Mack The Knife
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Beyond The Sea
That’s Amore
Hit The Road Jack
Mambo Italiano
The Lady Is A Tramp
I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Female Vocals

Big Spender
Maybe This Time
It’s Oh So Quiet
Feeling Good
Can’t Buy Me Love
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Route 66

In The Mood
Sing Sing Sing
Soul Bossa Nova
Jump Jive An’ Wail
Mambo No. 5
Pick Up The Pieces
Mas Que Nada

Optional Pop Set

I Got You (I Feel Good)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
It’s Not Unusual
Soul Man
Knock On Wood
Blame It On The Boogie


Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

2 x 60 Minute Sets with Full Big Band


2 x 60 Minute Sets with Dance Band


2 x 60 Minute Sets with Bijou Band


West Midlands




East Midlands


North East

Tyne and Wear£3,600.00East Yorkshire£3,600.00North Yorkshire£3,600.00Durham£3,600.00Northumberland£3,600.00Leeds£3,600.00South Yorkshire£3,600.00West Yorkshire£3,600.00

North West



Sutherland£4,400.00Perth£4,400.00West Lothian£4,400.00Stirlingshire£4,400.00Dumfriesshire£4,400.00Ayrshire£4,400.00Aberdeen£4,400.00Midlothian£4,400.00Edinburgh£4,400.00East Lothian£4,400.00Lanarkshire£4,400.00Glasgow£4,400.00Inverness£4,400.00Fife£4,400.00

South East

Oxfordshire£3,000.00Surrey£3,000.00West Sussex£3,000.00Kent£3,000.00Isle of Wight£3,000.00Berkshire£3,000.00Bedfordshire£3,000.00Sussex£3,000.00Middlesex£3,000.00Buckinghamshire£3,000.00East Sussex£3,000.00Hertfordshire£3,000.00Hampshire£3,000.00London£3,000.00Essex£3,000.00




Q: Is the band completely self-contained?

A: Yes, we can provide all sound systems, stage lighting and music stands.

Q: Can we see the band live prior to booking?

A: This is one of the busiest bands in the country, there’s sure to be a concert or event that’s convenient for you to attend - just get in touch for a touring schedule.

Q: Do you have a smaller line-up?

A: Of course! We realise that as much as the full big band experience cannot be beaten, both in terms of sound and visual impact, this size of orchestra is not suited to all venues (or budgets)! We have a number of options and are confident we can come up with something that will work for you.

Q: Can we ask for a request?

A: As long as it is within the style yes, we are happy to take requests.

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