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Emma Stoye

I am so glad we booked these guys to play at our wedding – the music is timeless and will delight guests of all ages. We had an absolute blast and lots of our friends and family said how much they had enjoyed the band. 100% would recommend.

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University of Nottingham

The MiniBigBand brought a real touch of class to the conference dinner for UKES2024. It was like having Frank Sinatra in the room. Everyone I spoke to afterwards thought it was a fabulous piece of ambience. I am only sorry that I could not have had another 100 people there at the event to enjoy the fab. music.

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Jack and Melissa

An absolute world-class band! We booked them for our Wedding at Wyresdale Park, they became the absolute talking point of the whole day. They were all super professional, responsive and friendly. I couldn’t recommend them enough for anyone looking for something a bit different, but lively for their big day.

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Jack and Melissa

It was a pleasure to head to the very lovely Wyresdale Park Jack and Melissa’s beautiful wedding!
It was our first time at Wyresdale and it’s such an amazing venue. Wyresdale manages to mix rustic barn yard charm with some very classy interior and glamping accommodation setting which is perfect for the summer wedding season.

People can worry about space when booking at 10 piece band, however as you can see from the pictures, we can fit on a fairly small stage whilst still providing a visual impact to the room.
This was an amazing party for a great crowd. Jack, the groom actually opened the night up with a 20 minute acoustic set which set the place on fire! We knew from that point that you guys were ready to party.
What a night.
All the best guys.
The MBB x

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Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester

A room with impact! Performing for the lovely people of Remit Choice underneath an actual Concorde Plane! Stunning.

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The Mini Big Band in Athens.

It was a pleasure to finish our busy Christmas run with a trip out to Athens for a very special Christmas party. Some amazing photos to follow.

Our clients looked after us all so well, making it a very special trip for us after a very busy period. It was great to work with an amazing sound and AV team in Athens, supplied by the guys at Tempo Events – Greece. What a team!

We heard swing music everywhere we went in Athens, and caught an amazing jazz night in central Athens on our rest day. The appreciation for great jazz music is strong in Greece and we hope to be out there again soon putting on a great show.

On to NYE next for us at the amazing Bibis Restaurant, Leeds (slightly closer to home). 2 sold out shows! We’ll be bringing in the bells with style.

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Rebecca and Ian’s Beautiful wedding at Hedsor House.

It was great to be back at Hedsor house recently. A stunning venue, especially so at Christmas. The ballroom is the perfect setting for some vintage swing and sharp suits.

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Hannah Bradshaw – Combermere Abbey

Literally cannot recommend this band enough! They were absolutely brilliant at our wedding (the videos don’t do them justice!) and the range of songs was fab! So many guests at our wedding commented about how good they were and everyone was on the dancefloor, irrespective of how much they thought they liked Big Band music. From an admin point of view, Chris was really helpful and responsive and it was a really easy process. I would 100% recommend anyone else to book them for any event you are planning

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Josie and Josh

It’s been great to see these amazing wedding photos from Josh and Josie stunning wedding.

So much laughter and happiness, perfectly captured in these amazing photos by Lilly Wilson Photography!

What a day!

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Josie and Josh’s village hall wedding.

We LOVE a village hall wedding! This is so quintessentially British. The perfect atmosphere.

Josie and Josh absolutely nailed it! Great people and a great room with some beautiful food and drink! Easy.

All the best guys,

The MBB x

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