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Claire’s Wedding, Hedsor House, August.

Hi Chris

I hope you’re well.

Thank you to you and the rest of the band for such a wonderful night on August 24th.

So many of our guests have since commented on how amazing you were! You really made the night for us!

Thanks so much again!

Claire Runham



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Roger Pilgrims Birthday party, London. May 2017.

Hi Chris – the Mini Big Band delivers once again for the Pilgrim Family!

You were absolutely great last night and the fact that some of our guests had to be prised off the dance floor at 11.45 is testament to the quality of your musical offering.  One said to me that there hadn’t been a poor song all evening, and he should know because he danced to every single number!  Thanks also for being such good sports in relation to the very amateurish karaoke!

We are now working on thinking up the next event where we can invite you!  Our choir’s Musical Director even suggested we should have you to accompany the choir.

With many thanks.

Kind regards

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The Mini Big Band absolutely made our wedding!

As soon as we saw The Mini Big Band at a friends wedding we knew it was exactly what we wanted for our big day. It can be difficult to decide what to prioritise in all the planning, but we knew we wanted to focus on creating an atmosphere and the things people really remember – booking your band did not disappoint!
So many of our guests have commented on how brilliant the band was, and you set exactly the tone for the evening we’d hoped for. We loved how personal you made the performance, and having our first dance to a live swing band was so so special.

The Mini Big Band absolutely made our wedding – thank you!

Kirsty and Gary

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Paul and Kayleigh Revely, wedding at The Priory Cottage, Wetherby.

“The Mini Big Band were amazing! They sounded fantastic and really set the tone for the evening of our wedding, encouraging everyone to get up on the dancefloor. The slow songs, the upbeat swing and even Creep by Radiohead got every dancing and singing. After sending some song requests at really short notice we were amazed they had time to learn them and they went down so well with our guests. After seeing you at a friend’s wedding we knew you were the band for us and have had people asking for your details a number of times since. Thank you so much for making our wedding even more incredible!”


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Joe and Emily’s wedding, Oxfordshire

Hi Chris,

Thank you so much for everything on Saturday. You guys were absolutely incredible, we could not of asked for more!

Thank you,

Joe and Emily.

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Marks wedding at Stoke Place, Buckinghamshire.

Hi Chris
Just wanted to say on behalf of me and Katrina you and the guys where a absolutely fantastic last night! A real pleasure dealing with yourself in the build up you where very professional and on the evening really performed, great feedback from everyone and got even the the most reluctant dancers on there feet!
Hope you where well looked after with food and drinks and will be writing a review on your website. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Hopefully not the last time I see you perform


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Holly Gallway, Hassop Hall, Derbyshire

Hi Chris,

I said it on the night but the band were spectacular on Saturday. The dance floor was packed throughout both sets and we had so so much fun!! We’ve had so many comments from our guests about how brilliant the band were, truly. Thank you for all of your help in arranging this, it was wonderful and exactly what we had imagined.

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Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival, The Southbank Festival


So, I’d like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the whole group.  It was an amazing night, brilliant singers, brilliant band, all worked so so well.
In terms of feedback from Guy, he loved it so much he gave me a kiss and said it was the best event in the festival, even better than his show, so i’m pretty sure it was a hit!
I’d love to have you back.  I’m the lead programmer for Winter Festival, and I think it’d work brilliantly for that, big bands and Christmas always work well.
Many thanks,

Ruth Hardie

Participation Producer (Music)

The Southbank Centre.

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Rachel Garret, Wedding, September 2015.

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for making our evening reception unforgettable! The band were just amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic, we can’t thank you enough. It was exactly what we wanted, and felt like a real party in the evening! One of my friends is a serial wedding guest, and it wouldn’t surprise me if she attended 52 weddings a year, so when she came to me to say how fabulous the band were I was so pleased! Thanks again, and please keep in touch. If you guys are ever visiting Dubai do let us know! Thanks again, Rachel and Steven xxx

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Lorries Forbes, July 2015

The Mini Big Band were the highlight of the evening. They made a special accommodation for a song choice for our first dance. They were friendly and super fun to listen and chat with. They blew everyone away. They made the night, I was so happy to have booked them!
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