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The BUDO Big Band



  • Jazz, Swing and Rat Pack band
  • Excellent repertoire of hits of the genres
  • Perform as a 7 piece band as standard with 3 piece horn section
  • 3 piece background jazz option
  • Vintage 1920s & Gatsby set available
  • DJ option


The band are based in Yorkshire but frequently travel throughout the UK and abroad.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 50 minute sets + breaks
  • 3 x 30 minute sets + breaks
  • 1 x 90 minute set

About this Act

The Budo Big Band are a Swing and Rat Pack act who are one of the most dynamic, swinging big band in the UK today. At full strength, this 7-piece band play all the hits from Frank Sinatra through to Michael Buble, with a little Oasis and Tom Jones thrown in for good measure!

This group can be made smaller to suit your event but still play all your favourites and mix it up with some swingin' versions of pop classics. They have an extensive repertoire of songs including Christmas songs and great choices for first dances.

The members of The BUDO Big Band have worked professionally with Jamiroquai, John Legend, Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, The Temptations, Percy Sledge, Ben E King, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), The Roots, Tony Christie, Martha Reeves, Dennis Rollins and Pee Wee Ellis.

Set List


Ain’t That a Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
Birth Of The Blues - Sammy David Jr
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Frank Sinatra
Let’s Face The Music and Dance - Frank Sinatra
Luck Be A Lady - Frank Sinatra
More - Bobby Darin
Mr Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr
My Way - Frank Sinatra
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
One For My Baby - Frank Sinatra
Pennies From Heaven - Frank Sinatra
Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
Sway - Dean Martin
The Lady Is A Tramp - Frank Sinatra
Volare / On An Evening In Roma - Dean Martin
You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra


Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Michael Bublé/Queen
Cry Me A River - Michael Bublé
I Just Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé
It Had Better Be Tonight - Michael Bublé
Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Bublé
Sway - Michael Bublé


10/10 - Paulo Nutini
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Bright Side Of The Road - Van Morrison
Bring Me Sunshine - Morecambe & Wise
It’s Not Unusual - Tom Jones
God Put A Smile On Your Face - Mark Ronson
Jump - Paul Anka
One Step Beyond - Madness
Shine - Take That
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Rule The World - Take That
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wonderwall - Oasis/Paul Anka
You’re My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White/Peter Grant


Can’t Take MY Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Everything - Michael Bublé
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra


I Wanna Be Like You - Louis Prima
Jump, Jive n’ Wail - Perry Como
Mambo Swing - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
The Snake - Al Wilson


A Message to You, Rudy - The Specials
Enjoy Yourself - Prince Buster
Gangsters - The Specials
Guns of Navarone - The Skatalites
Hey, Little Rich Girl - The Specials
I’m In The Mood For Love - Lord Tanamo
Latin Goes Ska - The Skatalites
Monkey Man - Toots & The Maytals
Nightboat to Cairo - Madness
Soul Limbo - Booker T & The MGs
The Israelites - Desmond Dekker
The Liquidator - Harry J Allstars
You’re Wondering Now - Andy & Joey
007 (shanty town) - Desmond Dekker
54-46 - Toots & The Maytals


A Foggy Day - Michael Bublé
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Bobby Darin
Always - Bobby Darin
As Long As I'm Singing - Bobby Darin
Call Me Irresponsible - Bobby Darin
Clementine - Bobby Darin
Does Anybody Know What Time It Is? - Chicago
Hello Dolly - Bobby Darin
I Could Only Whisper Her Name - Harry Connick Jr
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
Love is The Tender Trap - Frank Sinatra
More - Bobby Darin
Nice ‘N’ Easy - Frank Sinatra
Spooky - Peter Grant
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
St. Louis Blues - Cincotti
There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder - Bobby Darin
The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra
Twenty something - Jamie Cullum
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Bobby Darin


  • 7 piece band consisting of male vocals, keys, bass, drums, sax, trumpet and trombone
  • 3 piece background jazz trio option


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