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The Yorkshire Coast – looking rather fine.

This was a slightly different venue for us, absolutely stunning, even if it was a touch difficult to load a 10 piece band into:)

The Cove and Chapel in Robin Hoods Bay is a real hidden gem! Nestled in the hilly valley side of Robin Hoods Bay, a magical place on the Yorkshire Coast and a great experience for your guests. It was an absolute blast to play for Ash and Chrissie.

All thee best guys!

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Paul and Matthew’s wedding, Chatsworth House.

Is was so nice to finally get to celebrate Paul and Matthews wedding and a couple of Covid Cancelations. This was our first time performing at the stunning Chatsworth House and what an amazing venue this is. If you are looking for a venue with impact, you can’t go wrong here.

Paul and Matthews’s guest list was full of dancers and actors who loved to dance (and I mean serious dancing!) all night long. It was a real pleasure to play for you all.

All the best guys. The MBB x

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Plaisters Hall, Central London.

What a room!

The ballroom at Plaisters Hall, central London. This event was a long time coming, originally booked for May 2020, Covid stopped play. It was great to finally get to help the Securities Finance Ball celebrate. A lovely evening with some amazing money raised for some very worth causes.

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Rachael and Matthews wedding – Hanbury Wedding Barn.

It was great to see these amazing photos (@skyphotographyuk) from Rachael and Matthews’s lovely wedding earlier this year. Rachael and Matthew are both fantastic musicians, as were many of their guests, so it’s always a pleasure to be trusted to provide the music for fellow musicians. A very appreciative audience who partied all night long!

What a great night. All the best guys. (these photos are amazing!)

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Kurt Monro – Houchins, Essex. February 2022

Hi Chris!

I hope you and the guys are well!

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all of you! You made our night and we absolutely loved you!

Thanks for letting me sing with you! You guys play all of the music that I love to sing! Though I only do it to backing tracks – so it was way more fun with you boys!

Hope you’re all able to keep busy now!



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Megan and Hugo – September 2021

Morning Chris,
It is really us who should be thanking you – honestly, we knew you were brilliant but goodness you were all just incredible!! 
The dance floor simply ‘hummed’ all night!

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Anthony Moon – Ettington Park Hotel

Incredible! They captured the mood of our wedding perfectly and created a fun atmosphere where everybody wanted to get up and dance. They were great to work with and really listened to the sort of feel we wanted and created a perfect set list. Would highly recommend to anybody wanting the full big band experience. Would book them again in a heartbeat!

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Emily Sheard

The band made our wedding night!! So special, sounded amazing and were lovely! Would have them again if I could!!

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Alex Narramore – Barns and Yard, August 2021

My partner & I decided to hire the Mini Big Band for our (admittedly small!) wedding – purely down to the high quality we saw in their videos and our love of good music. We were absolutely blown away by the talent and charisma from the band (as were all of our guests – nobody wanted the night to end!) The whole team were SO professional and amazingly talented, they beat our very high expectations by a mile! I really can’t recommend this band enough – Chris, Jon, Roman, Andi and all the team truly made our wedding perfect. Thank you!

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James Toyne – Sibton Park, Suffolk – August 2021.

What a great bunch of musicians. Out of all of the many suppliers that we had for our wedding day, Chris, on behalf of the Mini Big Band was by far the stand out in terms of ease and confidence of booking from the very beginning. Clear, timely communication, every detail accounted for, a really open and honest method to booking and obviously fair and genuine people made choosing TMBB a no-brainer. Their music speaks for itself, I think if anything the previews and the clips that they have on their website undersells the performance on the big day and the atmosphere they create. I don’t think anyone in our crowd of 125 didn’t have a boogie and enjoy every minute of their set. Extremely impressed with the quartet that we had arranged for earlier in the day, again they added to the atmosphere of the earlier reception without adding significantly to the cost. The most outstanding point to note is the arrangement they made of our first dance on our request (an arctic monkeys cover), it was extremely well performed and made a naturally very poignant moment even more so. We really were over the moon with these guys from the outset. 11/10 will not dissapoint.

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