Past Events

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,

The MBB

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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,

Dave

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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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Grace and Andrew’s Wedding. Bringing New York to the Cotswolds!

It’s been so nice, (on a cold January day) to sit and look through Andrew and Grace’s stunning wedding photos, taken at the beautiful Cowley Manor at the height of the British Summer! A beautiful flashback to one of the nicest, smiliest, happiest weddings we’ve had the pleasure of doing.

Andrew and Grace live in New York however they were keen to return to Andrews’s homeland for the wedding and to show the Americans just how stunning the UK can be on a beautiful summer’s day. The Cotswolds didn’t disappoint.

You guys were a lot of fun! The dance floor was packed all night long and it was full of smiles and laughter. This could have had something to do with the largest amount of espresso martinis we’ve ever seen (bravo bar staff!)

It was a pleasure to be part of your day guys! All the best from the MBBx

(stunning photos by Agnes Black Photography – Check these guys out!)

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Daniel Dervan, Wedding. The Mere Golf Resort

Wow! Its genuinely difficult to describe how good the Mini Big Band are until you see them live.

We were looking for a Frank Sinatra / Michael Bublé style band to play at our wedding and stumbled across the Mini Big Band’s videos on YouTube, when watching the videos we thought they sounded brilliant but to actually have them perform live at your wedding is something else.

When I first reached out to Chris and the team, the communication couldn’t have been any better, we had a big Indian wedding with quite a lot of different things going on throughout the day and Chris helped us out so much with recommendations of timings and where they would play etc. I always had it on my Bucket List to sing live with a a full brass band so I thought I’d reach out to Chris and ask him the cheeky question ‘could I steal the mic for a song’, Chris was completely supportive and asked me what song I wanted to sing, when I told him it was one that wasn’t in their repertoire, they actually went out of their way to learn the song! I was then able to sing the song to my wife live on our wedding day which went down so well and will stay a memory forever. We got the impression they had a great time at the wedding too and it felt like they where our guests rather than our band, Chris, I have some brilliant photo’s of you guys on the 360 camera to send to you guys haha!

UPDATE: Its been a few months since our wedding now and still every time we speak to any of our guests about our big day they still say the same thing ‘who were the band!?’, to say you were one of the highlights of our big day is an understatement.

I genuinely couldn’t recommend these guys highly enough, if you are even considering hiring them for your event, don’t even think about it, just book.

Thank you all again for such and amazing experience, I hope we get to see you at an event soon and I can sit back and enjoy your performance without the stress of the wedding!

Let me know if you need a stand in singer any time.. I will always be on call!

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Julia’s stunning farm wedding.

This band is beyond fantastic. They performed incredibly and are so in sync. They kept my wedding swinging all night and were so flexible when working with us at our DIY wedding I knew we’d made the right choice. Thank you again Mini Big Band, you were incredible.

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