16/3/2021 - The current pandemic situation in England is improving and events are starting to be organised and thankfully the band is being rebooked for cancelled 2020 events and for new events. Obviously the situation may change and events may still be cancelled or postponed. Please keep checking our website for updates Look at the Band Diary Page for details of future events you can come and hear the band.
Welcome to the Website of the Sid Bolan Big Band.
Based in Essex, we are one of the finest Big Bands in the area.
Remember Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and Duke Ellington? Well, the Sid Bolan Big Band recreates the sounds of those and other great swing bands. Our singers perform songs from the songbooks of such great singers as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald to name but a few.
The spread of music we play is wide and varied. From traditional Big Band music to ballroom ,latin and other modern dance music. The band also includes a selection of more modern music so to cater for all occasions. Michael Buble, Gordon Goodwin, Robbie Williams etc.
We are available for; parties, celebrations, corporate events, ballroom and latin dance and social dance evenings. Our musicians can cope with any environment.
The normal line up of the band consists of 5 Saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, guitar, drums and a number of vocalists - yes - we really are a big band.
If you click on Band Diary it shows you where we are playing. As you can see, we are a busy band,so please come along and listen to us if you can.