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The Strictly Smokin' Big Band

Music

Overview

  • Outstanding big band
  • Glorious repertoire of classics from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder with a smattering of specially arranged songs from Oasis and others
  • Perform as a 19 piece big band and can reduce to a 12 or 8 piece too

Location

The band is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and regularly gig all over the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Any combination of sets can be catered for.

About this Act

The original and most popular Strictly Smokin' ensemble. This is the real deal - a full 19 piece big band with two vocalists. Everything from Rat Pack to Ella to Miller or Basie and everything in between. If there is some special music you would like performing, they'll do their best to source it for you.

For smaller affairs but still playing all the same music as the 19 piece they can go out as an 8 or 12 piece act. 

Set List

BIG BAND AND LITLE BIG BAND
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Wonderwall - Oasis/ Paul Anka
How High The Moon - Ella Fitzgerald
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife - Frank Sinatra
Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Sway - Michael Bublé
The Lady Is A Tramp - Frank Sinatra
Fever - Michael Bublè
Beyond The Sea - Dean Martin
Mr Bojangles - Robbie Williams
Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Robbie Williams/ Frank Sinatra
Feelin' Good - Michael Bublè
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Moondance - Michael Bublè/ Van Morrison
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
My Girl - The Temptations
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Love Man - Otis Redding
Heard It On The Grape Vine - Marvin Gaye
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Soul Man - Sam and Dace
Everybody Needs Somebody - Solomon Burke/ Blues Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Workin’ My Way Back To You/ Beggin’/ Oh What A Night - Four Seasons
Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight

Lineup

  • 19 piece band - 2 Vocalists (Male/ Female), 5 Saxophones, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, guitar, bass and drums
  • 12 piece - 2 Vocalists (Male/ Female), 3 Saxophones, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones piano, bass and drums
  • 8 piece - Vocals, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums

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