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New Years Eve at the Chester Grosvenor

It was a pleasure for us to bring in the New Year at the fantastic Chester Grosvenor Hotel this year.  A fantastic evening in one of the most stunning hotel venues.

Happy New Year from The Mini Big Band.  Here’s to a fun 2020.

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The final run up to Christmas.

We had a fantastic run up to Christmas this year, with some amazing Christmas weddings in Central London, York and North Yorkshire, as well as some very glamorous Christmas parties.  It was great to finish our Christmas run at the fantastic Bibis Restaurant in Leeds, one of our very favourite public venues to play at.

Time for a little rest for us before a very glamorous NYE event in Chester.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

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Sarah and Gemma’s stunning central London Wedding.

It was great to return to this stunning venue for Sarah and Gemma’s amazing Christmas wedding this weekend.  Middle Temple Hall in the heart of London looked absolutely stunning with its Christmas decorations on full show, including a huge Christmas tree and and ceiling of floating candles.

Stunning venue, food and atmosphere.

All the best guys.

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Vicky and Alex – The Normans York

Hi Chris

We wanted to say thank you so much to you and the band for an absolutely amazing evening of music on Saturday.

A lot of our guests are musicians and we were all SO impressed with the standard of the band. Luke’s voice is just amazing and the band was so tight and full of energy. Luke was great at working the dancefloor and getting the crowd up and dancing.

You honestly made the evening! We are so glad we booked you! An absolute must. We will treasure the memories of our friends having an amazing time on the dancefloor forever.

Thanks Chris also for being so helpful and responsive during the wedding planning and answering all our questions, it was much appreciated.

We’ll send a few photos through once our photographer has edited them and sent us the full set.

Many thanks again.

Vicky and Alex

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Vicky and Alex’s Yorkshire Wedding.

It was great to be back at The Normans in York this weekend for Vicky and Alex’s stunning Yorkshire barn wedding.  A crowd full of musicians in one of the finest Yorkshire wedding venues, with a bride and groom who were ready to party!  The perfect mix.

All the best guys.

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A beautiful ballroom in Glasgow.

The Mini Big Band travelled up to Glasgow this week for Scott and Rhea’s stunning Wedding in the beautiful ballroom at the Oran Mor.

A stunning wedding, the perfect mix of both Scottish and Jewish wedding traditions which made for a truly unique wedding day for Scott and Rhea.

What a night!

All the best guys.

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Yorkshire Children of Courage Charity Ball – Leeds

It was an absolute pleasure to be asked to return to provide the entertainment for this very special charity at the stunning Royal Armouries in Leeds.

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Hilton Birmingham Metropole – Charity Ball.

What a pleasure it was to bring a touch of Vegas glamour to The Hilton Birmingham Metropole this weekend for an amazing Charity ball for 400 guests.

You can’t beat the mix of our modern swing show, mixed with Vegas Dancing girls for a black tie ball.

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Clare and Pauls Marquee wedding.

Here’s some stunning photos from Clare and Pauls amazing Sperry Tent wedding in Yorkshire.

This set up was amazing!  Beautiful rustic tables, stunning copper table ware mixed with an amazing cocktail bar surrounded by a cushioned chill out area.

Clare’s father was a professional jazz bass player so it was an absolute pleasure to be asked to provide the music for their special day.  This was clearly a very important area of the day for both the bride and groom and their families.

We had a blast.  Lots of dancing and laughter, who could ask for more!

All the best guys,

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Kath Lightowler’s wedding – Combermere Abbey.

Hi Chris

Thanks for your email! We had a fantastic day and you guys were incredible! We had so much fun! A massive thank you to you and your guys for making our night so much fun.
You guys were great! Thanks again!
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