Before 3am, Music, Big band

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Chris Tame

Chris Tame belts out Michael Buble's back catalogue of traditional pop, big band numbers and swing.

Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£30 / 01313 384444

Enjoy a three course meal in the Charleston restaurant, followed by the Buble classics, plus a free win £10 roulette bet.

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Band Slam

Five local bands come together to pay tribute to the one man, Dan. All profits go to the Margaret Kerr Unit of the Borders General Hospital.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Fri 16 May

£8 (Children £4) / 01721 725777

The BBC Big Band

A celebration of the rise of Big Band and Dance Band music in the UK. Including a selection of favourites from the days of the BBC Dance Orchestra under the batons of Jack Payne and Henry Hall through to the music of band leaders including Jack Hylton, Harry Roy, Bert Ambrose, Geraldo, Ted Heath, John Dankworth, Joe Loss…

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sun 24 Aug

£22.50 (£21.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:00

Eastwood Chorale: A Night at the Movies

An evening of popular movie songs and themes from The Eastwood Chorale with The Sid Bolan Big Band.

Westcliff High School For Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea

Sat 10 May

£10 / 01702 477259

  • 19:30

The Gatsby Speakeasy

Dress to impress with this speakeasy night with Miss Hell's Belle, Bellini Blush and Rufus T. Make sure you say 'tarantula juice' to the bar man before 8pm for some secret offers.

Steampunk Café, Glasgow

Sat 19 Apr

£7 / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 01:00
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David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 8 Jun

£5 includes interval refreshments

  • 14:30 – 17:00

Sun 30 Nov

£5 includes interval refreshments

  • 14:30 – 17:00

Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra

The ensemble performs a selection of popular tunes and standards.

York Theatre Royal

Sat 30 Aug

De Grey Rooms

£17 / 01904 623568

  • 20:00

AD Concert Band

The concert band performs a selection of works.

Himley Hall And Country Park, Dudley

Sun 25 May

Free / 01902 326665

  • 14:30 – 17:00

AJ’s Big Band

The ensemble performs a selection of popular tunes and standards.

Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Fri 2 May

£11 / 01392 270891

  • 20:00

Andy Abraham

Big band standards and easy listening songs by the vocalist and his backing musicians.

The Pheasantry, London SW3

Fri 9 May

£25

  • 20:30

Sat 10 May

£25

  • 20:30
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The Astor Big Band

The big band performs a selection of classic songs made famous by Glenn Miller throughout his successful career.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 10 May

£19 (£18) / 020 8561 8371

  • 17:00

Back To Basie Orchestra

The band plays the songs by American jazz pianist and composer Count Basie.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sun 28 Sep

£18; £5 under 25s (£16) / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

The BBC Big Band With Claire Martin

A celebration of the rise of Big Band and Dance Band music in the UK. Including a selection of favourites from the days of the BBC Dance Orchestra under the batons of Jack Payne and Henry Hall through to the music of band leaders including Jack Hylton, Harry Roy, Bert Ambrose, Geraldo, Ted Heath, John Dankworth, Joe Loss…

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Mon 26 May

£18.50–£20.50 / 01424 229111

  • 19:30

The BBC Big Band With Clare Teal

A celebration of the rise of Big Band and Dance Band music in the UK. Including a selection of favourites from the days of the BBC Dance Orchestra under the batons of Jack Payne and Henry Hall through to the music of band leaders including Jack Hylton, Harry Roy, Bert Ambrose, Geraldo, Ted Heath, John Dankworth, Joe Loss…

The Central Theatre, Chatham

Sat 21 Jun

£17.62–£23.50 / 01634 338338

  • 19:30

The Big Band

The swing band performs classics by Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and many more. With support from Five Star Swing.

Bridge House Theatre, Warwick

Fri 12 Sep

£12 (£8) / 01926 776438

  • 19:30
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Big Band Swing Dance

A retro 1940s weekend, with classic war-era music and dances to join in with. Part of the Saltram's Spitfires and Sweethearts retro weekend.

National Trust: Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth

Sat 14 Jun

£40 adv booking essential / 01752 333500

  • 19:00 – 23:00

The Big Beer Band

Seventeen-piece swing band.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 May

Bless 'Em All

A tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday, today and tomorrow with all the great songs and music of the 1940s.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Mon 19 May

£10 / 0844 854 2776

  • 14:00

The Brindley, Runcorn

Tue 3 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0151 907 8360

  • 14:30

Capitol, Horsham

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50 / 01403 750 220

  • 14:30

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Brentwood School Big Band

The band plays a diverse repertoire, including songs from the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Queen and many television and film scores.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Sun 27 Apr

£14.50 (£12.50) / 01708 443333

  • 19:30

CIT Cork School Of Music Jazz Big Band

A performance of popular music in a big band style by the student musicians.

Kings Place, London N1

Sun 20 Apr

Hall Two

£4.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 18:00
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Deafblind Scotland Ladies Lunch

Help raise funds for Deafblind Scotland with a day of fashion, music and a three-course meal. With hosts Romeo (aka David Farrell) of Clyde 1 and Gina McKie of Clyde 2.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Sun 4 May

£40 (driver or non-drinker £35) / 0141 777 7774

Don Mather Big Band

A commemoration concert marking the 100 years of the commencement of World War One and the Second World War 70th Anniversary of D-Day 6th June 1944. With support from Gary Lewis, Colin Jordan, Mark Carter, Birmingham Military Community Choir.

The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 5 Jul

£12.50; £10 disabled ( £10; £10) / 0121 245 4455

  • 20:00

The Duke Street Big Band

The seventeen-piece London-based band play a compilation of jazz, funk, big band, soul and blues with a distinct Latin and South American influence.

St Martin-In-The-Fields, London WC2N

Wed 18 Jun

Cafe In The Crypt

Phone for prices / 020 7766 1100

  • 20:00

ENJO Jazz Orchestra

The ensemble performs big band arrangements of standards and easy listening pop songs.

Hertford Theatre

Thu 3 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01992 531500

  • 20:00

European Brass Band Championships

Europe's finest brass bands compete in a series of performances.

Perth Concert Hall

Fri 2 May

£31 / 01738 621031

Set Work: In the first round of the 2014 European Brass Band Championships each band perform a set work, written by renowned Scottish composer Rory Boyle and specially commissioned for the event.

  • 17:00

Sat 3 May

£31 / 01738 621031

B Section/Own Choice: Europe’s B Section bands perform a set work, written by Scottish writer Josiah followed by Europe’s premier bands to performing their own choice test pieces.

  • 09:00

£31 / 01738 621031

Gala Concert: performances from the Cory Band (winners of the 2013 European Brass Band Championships) and the 2014 European Youth Brass Band before the announcement of the the 2014 European Brass Band Champions.

  • 20:00
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