You name it, we do it. Whether it's something you've seen somewhere on this site, or something completely different. I love putting together bespoke groups of musicians for events or parties. We've played at some of the biggest venues in the country, eg The Science Museum or Buckingham Palace; and the smallest, like Bill Oddie's next-door neighbour's back garden.
People sometimes ask, "Do you play at weddings?" Yes, often. This might mean playing mellow jazz during drinks then coming back as a jive/swing/soul band after dinner. It might involve using music to create something special, during the service or at the reception. In the past his has involved solo sax, duetting with other musicians, creating a 'jazz service', getting family and friends to sing 'Lean on Me' during a service with no celebrant, and creating new music or new arrangements for the service or for a first dance. For a Indian-Jewish-English wedding, I created a whole day of music which included a performance by tabla maestro Kuljit Bhamra, adding Bangra-style percussion to the Big Buzzard Boogie Band and singing the traditional Simcha Jewish wedding songs while the bride and groom were carried around the room in a frenzy. I play in a number of regular bands with some wonderful musicians from all over the country. There's my own small Buzztet, various collaborations from silly jazz and cabaret, to the large and funky Big Buzzard Boogie Band. I can provide a quality band of musicians, with a play list to suit your musical preference (and help you blend a range of styles if you find it hard to choose) and a size of band to suit your budget. I provide a full PA system with recorded music between sets. You are welcome to use my equipment for all your sound needs on the day. What to expect We'll have a detailed conversation, usually by phone, to talk about what you're looking for - whether you have a very specific requirement or are looking for guidance on how to create an enjoyable family event with music. I'll book all the musicians and make arrangements: you only have to deal with me. I'll arrive and leave at a pre-agreed time to set up the space and pack it up again according to your requirements. Providing a meal and drinks for the band is the norm - a happy band plays the best music! They will be driving, so no need to worry about the size of the bar bill.
What have we done before?
One day I'll get round to putting some testimonials, etc here.