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Led by Bristol's best dressed drummer, the 16 piece Big R Big Band are firm favourites with the Bristol swing dance crowd. Frequent performers at the Slapstick and Harbourside festivals, as well as the regular Bristol swing events that happen in the city, Big R can also be found swinging across the rest of the West Country. Dashing, debonair, dandy and dapper, the classic swing tunes of the 30's and 40's are looking, and sounding, pretty damn good.

Upcoming Public Gigs

15th June 2024: Battle of the Big Bands, Oxford Lindy Exchange
6th July 2024: Jazz in the Paddock, Winscombe
12th July 2024: Just Jive, Dursley

A Quick Taster…

"Sing Sing Sing", Slapstick 2016

The Band

The Big R Big Band performing live

photo by Matt Christie

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We are always on the lookout for opportunities to play to interested audiences; Please contact us if you have something in mind.