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BANDS FOR HIRE

THE BIG RIVER BAND

Function band

Information

Formed in 2003 this top professional function band with male and female lead, backing and harmony vocals is highly recommended by all of their clients.

They are based on the borders of Berks and Bucks but happily travel throughout The UK, and can be booked as a duo up to a 6-piece band to suit venue size and budget. Performing songs from the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s, 2000′s and 2010′s, their extensive repertoire of the standards, pop, rock & roll, jazz,country, soul and Motown make them suitable for all age groups at any corporate or private event.
They specialise in swing and jazz and also country music, so for themed events, they are the perfect choice. Being able to play strict tempo ballroom music, they can also be booked for specialist dancing events. They regularly support well known acts, their most recent being Tom O'Connor, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Brotherhood Of Man, The Ivy League and Leo Sayer.

Renee has appeared on BBC1 TV with world renowned violinist, Vanessa Mae and has appeared in many other TV programs including Eastenders. The other members of the band have all played alongside famous names. Their vast experience includes performing at Masonic & Military functions, weddings, dinner/dances, festivals, sports & social clubs, summer balls, holiday parks, Hotels, restaurants and bars. They also have cruise ship & Hotel residency experience. Having played at a vast number of Masonic Ladies Festivals they are able to accompany or sing The Ladies Song if requested to do so. They have played for very well known clients and in some of The UK's most prestigious venues including The Jazz Cafe, Leeds and Farnham Castles, at Henley Regatta, Arley Hall, Bisham Abbey, The Compleat Angler and Wentworth Golf Club. Top London Hotels include The Dorchester, The Hiltons at Park Lane, Olympia and Edgeware Road, The Guoman Tower, The Mandarin Knightsbridge and The Landmark Hotel.

From intimate dinner parties to major corporate events, they will help to make your occasion truly memorable. Easy-going, fun, flexible and helpful they will provide you with a friendly and excellent service and they are always happy to learn new songs for a first dance at a wedding or for special occasions.

They have their own PA system and stage lights and an extremely varied collection of music on CD and iPod for background music during a meal & their breaks. All equipment is PAT tested and they have public liability insurance of up to £10,000,000. They are happy to travel anywhere in The UK and the rest of Europe.

To say this is a versatile band would be an understatement - just take a look through their extensive song list below!!

Their repertoire, which they add to regularly, contains hundreds of party songs and beautiful ballads including waltzes.

Click here for a video:

The Big River Band Compilation - Youtube

Click below for three audio tracks:

A Night Like This (C. Emerald) MP3
Walk of Life (Dire Straits) MP3
It's Too Late (C. King) MP3

Song List

  • 1000 Years
  • A Night Like This
  • Ain't No Sunshine
  • All About That Bass
  • All Night Long
  • All Of Me
  • Angels
  • Anniversary Waltz
  • Be My Baby
  • Blue Moon
  • Boy From Ipanema
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Call Me
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Can't Hurry Love
  • Chanson D'Amour
  • Chasing Cars
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Come Away With Me
  • Crazy
  • Cupid
  • Da Doo Ron Ron
  • Dance The Night Away
  • Dancing In The Moonlight
  • Dancing In The Street
  • Dancing Queen
  • Daydream Believer
  • Don't Dream It's Over
  • Don't Know Why
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  • Dreams
  • Easy
  • Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
  • Everybody's Talking At Me
  • Every Breath You Take
  • Every Time We Say G'bye
  • Ex's And Oh's
  • Flip Flop Fly
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • For Once In My Life
  • Get Lucky
  • Get This Party Started
  • Gimme Me Some Lovin'
  • Handbags and Gladrags
  • Happy
  • Hard Day's Night
  • Heartbreaker
  • He'll Have To Go
  • Help
  • Hey Baby
  • Honky Tonk Woman
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Hot Stuff
  • How Long
  • Human
  • I'm A Believer
  • I'm So Excited
  • I Can See Clearly Now
  • I Feel Fine
  • I Feel Good
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I Just Wanna Make Love
  • In These Shoes
  • I Should've Known Better
  • It Had to Be You
  • It's Not Unusual
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • It's Too Late
  • It Takes Two
  • I Want To Break Free
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Just The Way You Are
  • Killing Me Softly
  • Kingston Town
  • Kiss Me Honey, Honey
  • Knock On Wood
  • La Bamba
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Let's Face The Music & Dance
  • Let's Stay Together
  • Let's Twist Again
  • Let There Be Love
  • Living La Vida Loca
  • Locomotion
  • Long Train Running
  • Lovely Day
  • Mamma Mia
  • Mama Do
  • Make You Feel My Love
  • Man I Feel Like A Woman
  • Mercy
  • Message In A Bottle
  • Midnight Hour
  • Money
  • Moondance
  • Moving On Up
  • Mr Rock And Roll
  • Mustang Sally
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • My Cherie Amour
  • My Guy
  • Night And Day
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Our Day Will Come Amy
  • Old Before I Die
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling
  • Play That Funky Music
  • Pretty Woman
  • Red Red Wine
  • Rock And Roll Medley
  • Rocking All Over The World
  • Save The Last Dance For Me
  • Shake Your Tailfeather
  • Signed, Sealed & Delivered
  • Simply The Best
  • Singing The Blues
  • Slow Boat To China
  • Slow Hand
  • Sex On Fire
  • Something Stupid
  • SOS
  • Stuck In The Middle
  • Summer Of '69
  • Sway
  • Take It Easy
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Thank You
  • That'll Be The Day
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • Then He Kissed Me
  • The Tide Is High
  • The Very Thought Of You
  • Thorn In My Side
  • Three Times A Lady
  • Tracks Of My Tears
  • True Love
  • Twist and Shout
  • Under The Boardwalk
  • Use Somebody
  • Valerie
  • Waiting In Vain
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
  • Walk Of Life
  • Walking On Sunshine
  • We've Got Tonight
  • When You're Gone
  • Why Does It Always Rain
  • Wild Wood
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • When You're Smiling
  • When You Say Nothing
  • Where Did Our Love Go
  • You Never Can Tell
  • Young Hearts
  • You Really Got Me
  • You're So Vain
  • You're Still The One

AND MANY MORE!

Specialty Songs:

  • Christmas
  • Ballroom
  • Country
  • Smooth jazz and swing
  • St. George's Day
  • Special requests

We supply bands of virtually any size or description. Rock and pop bands, steel bands, classical ensembles, funk and soul bands, blues bands, jazz bands, Bavarian 'oompah' bands, barn dance or ceilidh bands. From a solo singer/musician to a larger band or orchestra - we can supply all these for you