Opus One Vintage 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.

  • Vintage 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

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Repertoire

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….