ABOUT THE BAND
Monmouth Big Band is perfect for weddings, dances, festivals, and concerts for community or corporate events. The sound is lively, upbeat and swinging. Big band repertoire spreads back nearly a hundred years, with so much variety of style and feel – all of it sizzling with that quintessential vibrant sound.
Our repertoire of around 200 tunes gives us the flexibility to select the right playlist for your event. In addition to scorching swing numbers, we play smooth Latin, ‘strictly’- style dance tunes, well-known vocal numbers and classic jazz. The music cascades off the stage with all the vibrancy you’d expect from a 16-piece live band.
Our musical director is the renowned jazz trombonist Gareth Roberts. Gareth also plays in South Wales and the South West with his own quintet, with his unique outfit The Heavy Quartet (there are 8 of them...) and with the Cardiff-based Capital City Jazz Orchestra. He is also a dab hand at writing big-band tunes and has written specially commissioned works for the band.