Opus One Swing Band

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Opus One Swing Band is a “Little Big Band” that gives you a real experience of the Glenn Miller Band in action. It’s the perfect accompaniment for a Wartime themed event or 1940’s extravaganza. It’s Vintage Big Band Swing Jazz at its best.

“Opus One – the iconic ‘Big Band’ sound, with a driving rhythm section, swinging horns and sensational vocals, ideal for any occasion…”

The 11 piece line up comprises piano, bass with various horns layering the texture, reinforcing the harmonic plot of the tune. Two fine vocalists, Adrienne Hale and Julian Scott, complete the line-up.

The Swing Jazz repertoire showcases the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller et al. Opus One also includes the Broadway Musical songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin and features special spotlight tributes to Ella Fitzgerald, Eydie Gormé, Billie Holiday, Van Morrison, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra and Joe Williams.

With a wide repertoire of foot-tapping classics and a distinctive swinging style, this versatile band can provide a lively and varied programme for dancing. There will be something for everyone – Jump Jive, Rhythm’n’Blues, Beatles arrangements, vintage Rock’n’Roll – even a waltz or two.

The band always arrive smartly dressed to suit the style of the event, and supply a top-quality PA system to amplify and balance their music.

Opus One – ‘The Little Big Band’ – absolutely perfect musical entertainment for Vintage, Wartime and 1940’s themed events.

  • TVintage Big Band Swing Jazz
  • Smartly dressed and presented to mirror the iconic Big Band image
  • Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system for top-notch sound

Sample Repertoire

  • Alright, OK, You Win
  • American Patrol
  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  • Blue Moon
  • Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Build Me Up, Buttercup
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Copacabana
  • Don’t Know Why
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • I’ll Take Romance
  • In The Mood
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • It’s Not Unusual
  • Jumpin’ At The Woodside
  • Mack The Knife
  • Moondance
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Opus One
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Rock Around The Clock
  • Rosetta
  • Route 66
  • See You Later, Alligator
  • Serenade In Blue
  • Shiny Stockings
  • String Of Pearls
  • Take The A-Train
  • Tangerine
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Watermelon Man
  •                                                  ….and plenty more….

Reviews (7)

  • 5 out of 5

    Mr Ted Nunn

    April 24, 2015 - 8:27 pm

    All delivered with confidence and style, a memorable evening of stylish singing.

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  • 5 out of 5

    John Palfreyman

    March 31, 2015 - 9:44 pm

    The Opus One Swing band certainly knows what its audience likes: swinging standards as as we used to get with bands of the past – Basie, Ellington and Glenn Miller played and sung by musicians who know their stuff and enjoy playing good music. My favourite was Tangerine – reminding me of my past mis-spent youth listening to the Four Freshmen in their prime!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Joy, Teddy and Babs - Attendees

    February 27, 2015 - 12:24 pm

    A great man who leads a great band.

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  • 5 out of 5

    John Tucker

    October 16, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    On a beautiful sunny afternoon in October a small group of us dragged ourselves away from a champagne reception to listen to Opus One Swing Band playing in Westbury….. and it was well worth it. The band was classy and featured two very good singers. The sound was excellent and the repertoire varied. The band clearly enjoyed playing together and we certainly enjoyed listening. A brilliant way to round off a late summer day.

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  • 4 out of 5

    Robin & Collette

    August 19, 2014 - 8:17 am

    Highly professional from first contact to finish.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Alan Boynton's Party

    April 27, 2014 - 11:46 am

    The excitement and drive blow away the competition, we’ve had some phenomenal nights with them, audience jumping, band jumping, fantastic!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Jacqui Monckton's Concert

    February 6, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    What a great afternoon concert we were treated to in October, listening to a wide range of music played by excellent, versatile musicians. From Count Basie to the Beatles, all the numbers were such a treat played with real swing and power. What talented singers too, who were able to communicate their enjoyment to the audience. I look forward to many more opportunities to listen the the Opus One Swing band. Highly recommended.

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