The Not Quite Big Band

"Show stopping, unique entertainment, available for any occasion"

About the Act:

The Not Quite Big band is a groundbreaking, Manchester based, 15-piece big band rejuvenating the sound of swing with a versatile, youthful approach. 

NQBB hosts the ability to turn any event into a true spectacle, as they utilize an explosive 10 piece brass section to dazzle audiences with their unique sound. Relive the Big Band sound of Sinatra and Buble, whilst also experiencing original arrangements of modern classics from Queen, Elvis, Oasis and more. 

With experience performing at weddings, corporate events, parties and public appearances, NQBB never fails to amaze audiences, tailoring each performance to suit the event. 

15 piece core
Perfect for big weddings, corporate events, parties and more
2x Male Vocalists, Drums, Keys, Bass, 3x Trumpets, 3x Trombones, 4x Saxes
£ 4000
Add a femela vocalist and guitarist to spice up the set
Female Vocalist, 2x Male Vocalists, Drums, Keys, Bass, Guitar, 3x Trumpets, 3x Trombones, 3x Saxes
£ 4300
8 piece
Explosive function band with female leading vocals and horns
Female vocalist, drums, bass, keys, guitar, trumpet, saxophone and trombone
£ 2200
5 piece
Explosive function band with female leading vocals without horns
Female vocalist, drums, keys, bass and guitar
£ 1500
4 piece jazz quartet
Intimate crooner music perfect for wedding meals, and background music
Male leading vocals, drums, keys and bass
£ 1250

Song List

Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra

Come fly with me - Frank Sinatra

I've got you under my skin - Frank Sinatra

You make me feel so young - Frank Sinatra

Oh! Look at me now - Frank Sinatra

Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra

That's life - Frank Sinatra

New York New York - Frank Sinatra

My Way - Frank Sinatra

You brought a new kind of love to me - Frank Sinatra

Mack the knife - Frank Sinatra

One for my baby - Frank Sinatra

Pennies from heaven - Frank Sinatra

I get a kick out of you - Frank Sinatra

Luck be a lady - Frank Sinatra

Bad bad Leroy Brown - Frank Sinatra

The lady is a tramp - Frank Sinatra

Ain't that a kick in the head - Dean Martin

You're nobody till somebody loves you - Dean Martin

That's Amore - Dean Martin

Birth of the blues - Sammy Davis Jr

I've gotta be me - Sammy Davis Jr

Mr Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr

Who can I turn to? - Sammy Davis Jr

Beyond the sea- Bobby Darin

Feeling good - Michael Buble

Cry me a river - Michael Buble

Moondance - Michael Buble

Can't buy me love - Michael Buble

It had better be tonight - Michael Buble

Sway - Michael Buble

Home - Michael Buble

Save the last dance for me - Michael Buble

Everything -Michael Buble

Me and Mrs Jones - Michael Buble

Crazy little thing called love - Michael Buble

Always on my mind - Michael Buble

L.O.V.E- Nat King Cole

Come by me _ Harry Connick Jr

Boulevard of broken dreams - Tony Bennett

Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway

It's not unusual - Tom Jones

Purple rain - Prince

Shake a tail feather- Blues Brothers

Everybody needs somebody to love - Blues Brothers

Jailhouse rock - Elvis Presley

Can't take my eyes off you - Frankie Valli

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Suspicious minds - Elvis Presley

You’re The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White

Oh What a Night - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Beggin’ - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Don’t look back in anger - Oasis

Careless Whisper - George Michael

Christmas songs:

Let it snow- Michael Buble

Frosty the snowman - Michael Buble

Fairytale of New York - The Pogues

Baby its cold outside - Tom Jones

Blue Christmas - Michael Buble

Merry xmas Everyone - Slade

All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey


Against all odds (Sax solo) - Phil Collins

Sussudio- Phil Collins

Count Bubba - Gordon Goodwin

Jazz Police - Gordon Goodwin

Hunting Wabbits - Gordon Goodwin

Chameleon - Maynard Ferguson

The First Circle - Pat Methany


Emma Shepard
Public show
Had one of the best nights seeing NQBB this Christmas- definitely about to become the next best thing! Amazing talent and atmosphere that made a night to remember. Can't wait to see where they go next as I will 100% be there!
Marieclare Walker-Cooke
Public show
Can't wait to see the NQBB again. Incredible night with talented musicians. The atmosphere and energy this band brings to any venue is top class. The whole audience was up on their feet singing and dancing-brilliant!!
Joel Isherwood
Public show
We had the best time seeing NQBB in December. The atmosphere was unique and talent was so impressive from a range of musicians varying in age. If you're looking for a night of fun, listening to some beautiful music, and occasionally singing your lungs out to some bangers, then check NQBB out.

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