The Brown Band | Big Band & Party

Overview
  • 11 piece Party/Big Band Music
  • 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
  • Repertoire covers Jazz/Swing, Jump Jive, 1940’s, Motown/Soul, Popular Classics
  • Disco or Background music included
  • UK Coverage
  • Will rehearse 1 request
  • Minimum performance area – 6m x 3m
  • PA included for up to 300 guests (for larger events – price on application)

Big Band Music

When you need a sophisticated and professional band to keep everyone entertained, The Brown Band is the perfect choice. They have over 25 years experience of performing nationally to audiences of all ages and for a wide range of events.

They are an 11 piece band with a fabulous horn section, and can provide a full programme of big band music for any occasion and any age group. Their sets include a selection of pop/party, swing and big band classics, which will enhance any event and allow your guests to dance the night away.  For special themed events they can also provide sets of Jump Jive and 1940’s wartime music, James bond and other Hollywood hits and soul/motown.

Versatile and slick, they create an exciting atmosphere wherever they appear, each performance being delivered with genuine enthusiasm. Their compact, modern sound and lighting systems ensure comfortable volume levels and a warm ambience.

The Brown Band guarantees to fill the dance floor and is perfect for company parties, weddings, birthday parties and themed events and for anyone who loves to listen or dance to a fabulous selection of live music. We are exceptionally flexible, dress impeccably, have the highest standards of musicianship and have always received the highest acclaim.

Perfect for any function, The Brown Band is also unique in being able to create an authentic swinging big band Music. Their big band swing repertoire includes Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Doris Day, Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Benny Goodman, Count Basie and many others.

Repertoire

The most requested songs from their vast repertoire include :

Swing & Big Band

  • Mack the knife – Bobby Darin
  • New York New York – Frank Sinatra
  • In the mood – Glenn Miller
  • Moondance – Michael Bublé
  • Beyond the sea – Bobby Darin
  • It had to be you – Harry Connick Jr.
  • Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
  • Let there be love – Nat King Cole
  • Mr Bojangles – Sammy Davis Jr / Robbie Williams
  • Ain’t that a kick in the head – Dean Martin
  • A String of Pearls – Glenn Miller
  • That’s Amore – Dean Martin
  • True love – Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
  • American Patrol – Glenn Miller
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000 – Glenn Miller
  • Recipe for making love – Harry Connick Jr.
  • Route 66 – Natalie Cole
  • Sing Sing Sing – Benny Goodman
  • The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra / Michael Bublé
  • Everything – Michael Bublé
  • A night like this – Caro Emerald

Popular/Party Music

  • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  • December ’63 – The Four Seasons
  • Summer of ’69
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Dance the Night Away – The Mavericks
  • Let’s stay together – Al Green
  • Pencil full of lead – Paolo Nutini
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
  • Suspicious minds – Elvis Presley
  • Nine to five – Dolly Parton
  • Young Hearts – Candi Staton
  • Sweet soul music – Arthur Conley
  • I feel good – James Brown
  • Livin’ la vida loca – Ricky Martin
  • My first, my last, my everything – Barry White
  • Ten out of ten – Paolo Nutini
  • (Build me up) Buttercup – The Foundations
  • Dancing queen – Abba
  • Dance the night away – The Mavericks
  • Have I told you lately that I love you – Rod Stewart
  • Walking on sunshine – Katrina & the Waves
  • Let’s dance – Chris Montez
  • The promise – Girls Aloud
  • Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
  • Let’s twist again – Chubby Checker
  • Everybody needs somebody – Blues Brothers
  • Let’s stick together – Bryan Ferry
  • I will survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • It’s not unusual – Tom Jones
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Dancing in the streets – Martha & the Vandellas
  • I’m a believer – The Monkees
  • You give me something – James Morrison
  • Love really hurts – Billy Ocean
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett / The Commitments
  • Car wash – Rose Royce
  • Greased Lightning – John Travolta
  • River deep mountain high – Ike & Tina Turner
  • Can’t take my eyes off of you – Andy Williams
  • Stuck in the middle with you – Steelers Wheel
  • Rehab – Amy Winehouse

A full list of their current music library is available on request.

Reviews

“I just wanted to say how amazing the band were on our Wedding day…
…they made our evening reception so much better!”
Mr & Mrs H, Wedding, August 2012

“The band helped to make the wedding day a fabulous occasion, perfect in every way. Fantastic music, a great day to remember and brilliant atmosphere.”
Mrs W, Wedding, June 2012

“The band was amazing and their professionalism and enthusiasm made our day even more special.”
Mr & Mrs W, Wedding, April 2012

“They were absolutely superb! The song choices were excellent and had people dancing all night. Everyone commented to us how good they thought they were. Thank you so much for being a big part of our daughter’s wedding and making it so memorable for her”
Mr & Mrs M, March 2012

“I’ve had much feed-back from last night’s party including ‘fantastic band’, ‘very professional’, ‘great music’ etc.
…the band delivered in spades.”
Christmas Party, December 2011

“We would just like to say a big thank you to you all for being so superb at our wedding. Our first dance was brilliant, you played the song perfectly. Many of our friends have commented on how good the music was.”
Mr & Mrs A, Wedding, November 2011

“The band’s contribution to the success of our wedding reception was immense.
Dozens of our guests commented on and complimented you on the quality and professionalism of your music-making, and so do we!”
Mr & Mrs P, Wedding, September 2011

“Our sincere gratitude for your appearance at our Armed Forces Day Dinner Dance in the Hull City Hall.
All reports to me have been very appreciative of the bands’ efforts.”
Armed Forces Day Dance, June 2011

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your evening’s entertainment…
…you really got our party started and everyone loved having a boogie to all your songs. Great job.”
Mr & Mrs M, Wedding, June 2011

“Thank you to the band…
We had so many people say how wonderful the music was.
Thank you for making our special day perfect.”
Mr & Mrs C, Wedding, May 2011

“Thank you for helping make the evening fantastic…
…You gave such happiness and spirit to the evening and were loved by all.”
Back Up Trust Charity Ball, May 2011

“I wish to thank the band for providing first class entertainment for the Mayors Ball…
…playing some great music getting everybody up dancing.
The band … was the best ever and will be remembered for a long time.”
Mayors Charity Ball, April 2011

Additional Services

Disco or background music included in the price.  From the start of the evening, between sets and half an hour after the last set.

1 song request rehearsed – included in the price.

Audio Samples
  • Popular Classics - Medley
  • Swing - Medley
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