1940s Blitz Big Band

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This swinging Big Band specialises in performing feel-good ballroom classics and popular music of the 1940s. Showcasing some of the most accomplished swing jazz musicians in the UK, The 1940s Blitz Big Band offers the perfect accompaniment to wartime-themed vintage events.

“Taking you back in time on a whistle-stop tour of the Roaring Forties that will have you up on your feet for hours on end…”

Their swinging Big Band shows have earned this versatile ensemble an exceptional reputation, and amongst many other high-profile events and clientèle, The 1940s Blitz Big Band have performed for the Chelsea Flower Show, Savoy Hotel, Granada TV, Tony Blair and Phil Collins!

The group’s adaptable, flexible repertoire is filled to overflowing with swinging hits from such period luminaries as Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Vera Lynn. Performances will be expertly tailored to suit the exact requirements of your event – simply pick your favourite items from their ever-expanding playlist and watch as this supremely talented Big Band effortlessly transports your guests back in time to the Roaring Forties!

The band’s line-up can vary from a 5-piece to a 12-piece depending on the particular requirements of each event. A small, inconspicuous PA system will be brought along to amplify and further enhance their performance, and of course, authentic period dress is all part of the service!

The 1940s Blitz Big Band both look and sound the part, providing the perfect musical and visual accompaniment to a vintage-themed event.

  • Showcasing the finest swing and jazz tunes from the 1940s
  • Variable line-up appropriate to the size of your event
  • Fully-equipped with sound-system and period uniforms

 

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1940s Classics

  • A Foggy Day
  • A Night In Tunisia
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • All Of Me
  • All The Way
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • American Patrol
  • Be-Bop
  • Begin The Beguine
  • Bless ’Em All
  • Blue Moon
  • Blues Brothers Medley
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cabaret
  • Chatanooga Choo-Choo
  • Chicago
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Deer Hunter Theme
  • Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
  • Fever
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Flying Home
  • Get Happy
  • Hot Toddy
  • How About You
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I Know Why
  • I Know Why
  • I’ll Be Seeing You
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • In The Mood
  • It Had To Be You
  • It’s A Long Way To Tipperary
  • It’s You Or No-one
  • James Bond Theme
  • Jersey Bounce
  • King Of The Swingers
  • Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant-Major
  • l Never Smile Again
  • Lilli Marlene
  • Little Brown Jug – (Glenn Miller Countin’)
  • Misty
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • Moose The Mooshe
  • Mr Bojangles
  • My Kind Of Town
  • New York, New York
  • Nice And Easy
  • Opus One
  • Orange-Coloured Sky
  • Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Paper Moon
  • Parkinson Show Theme
  • Pennsylvania 65000
  • Perfidia
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • Pink Panther
  • Roll Out The Barrel
  • Run Rabbit Run
  • Salute To The Band-Box
  • Sing Sing Sing
  • Something Stupid
  • Strangers In The Night
  • String Of Pearls
  • Take Five
  • Tequila
  • That Old Devil Called Love
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • The Very Thought Of You
  • The White Cliffs Of Dover
  • There’ll Always Be An England
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Unforgettable
  • We’ll Meet Again
  • We’re Gonna Hang Out The Washing
  • Where Or When
  • Wish Me Luck
  • Witchcraft
  • You Make Me Feel So Young
  • ….and plenty more….