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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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Rhys and Olivia’s ‘Devine’ wedding.

Well, what a venue! Rhys and Olivia’s gorgeous wedding at the very stunning Peterborough Cathedral.

This was a stunning location, beautifully dressed to still feel like an intimate wedding. Also, one of the finest cheese tables we have every seen!

All the best guys,


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Rachael and Andy – Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey

It was a pleasure to play for Rachael and Andy’s stunning wedding at the very beautiful Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey this week.

This venue is absolutely stunning, what ever the weather.

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Dave Hamilton

Hi Chris,

I just wanted to send a quick message to say a huge thank you to you and the guys. We got a huge amount of compliments about how good the band were! I was probably more of a appreciative listener than dancer most of the evening but it sounded huge!

Thank you so much,


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Chris and Rhiannon

Hi Chris! 

As you can imagine, today has been a day of rest😂 but I wanted to email you before the day was out.

We just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday. As you know, we booked you before we even knew the date or the venue. I wasn’t even sure we’d be able to find anything like a big band for the wedding and it was actually Rhiannon that managed to find you on a Google search. I’m so very glad she did.

Whilst the videos you post are incredible, they still don’t do you all enough justice for how fantastic it is to be able to hear you in person. The sound of just 10 musicians is immense! It was great to be able to have our first dance played you guys, even if we ourselves wobbled through it a little bit!

You were all the highlight of our day (apart from the ceremony of course 😉) and I’m sure you were for many of our other guests. I can’t think of any better way of rounding off an already perfect day. Please pass on our thanks to all of your team.

I think we might have to keep an eye on when you’re playing in the Italian in Leeds to be able to see you at a more public function. 

Thank you so much again,

Chris (and Rhiannon)

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Shustoke Barn – Jess and Leon’s beautiful wedding.

…and just like that it felt like the summer wedding season hard started!

Jess and Leon’s stunning wedding at the beautiful @shustokebarn

What a night! The feel of summer in the air, stunning location and one of the best crowds we’ve played to. You guys know how to party!

All the best from the MBB x

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Kylee and Jacks stunning wedding at Hawkstone Hall.

What a venue! What a wedding!

It was a pleasure to play for Kylee and Jacks stunning wedding this weekend at the beautiful Hawkstone Hall in Shropshire. This was a UK-USA mix of guests and it was the perfect venue to show our American friends some British history at it’s finest.

We set up in the ballroom which was the perfect setting for The Mini Big Band’s vintage stage set, providing the perfect backdrop for the evening’s celebrations. The evening started with Kylee and Jacks’s amazing first dance (check out our social media for video!!) which kickstarted afull dance floor all night long.

So many smiles. So much laughter. We had a blast and it was a pleasure to play for such a lovely couple and all of their guests.

All the best guys! Love the MBB x

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Grace and Andrews wedding – Cotswolds

Well, what an experience having the Mini Big Band play at our wedding in the Cotswolds! Each and every one of our guests agreed that they were the highlight of the night, and that certainly rings true for us as well!

In addition to the brilliant sets they played, they were so easy to work with on the night, and their flexibility and guidance as to when we should start up for the second set in particular made our lives as easy as possible.

I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a special live music experience for an event, and I truly hope that I’m lucky enough to see them play again in the near future!

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