Morriston Big Band (MBB) was formed in November 1995. with its main ethos to ensure 'Big Band' music and traditions live on. It comprises 19 musicians, with the usual. lineup of 4 Trumpets, 5 Trombones, 5 Saxophones, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, a male and female Vocalists , providing a wonderfully full and rich sound.
MBB is available to play at all kinds of corporate or private functions including concerts, outdoor events, weddings and dances, throughout South and West Wales
The band's library encompasses a wide range of music with something to suit all tastes including jazz, swing, rock and roll, Latin-American, big band and pop music from the 60's to the present day,
So whether you want a foot-tapping foxtrot, a soaring samba, a wonderful waltz or a brilliant bop, MBB can provide it.
Our vocalists, Jeff and Irene, sing a wide diversity of music, from Sinatra standards such as Witchcraft, the smooth swing of Bobby Darin's Mack the Knife , to popular favourites such as Walking On Sunshine and Valerie
Fri 8th. May 2015
VE DAY ANNIVERSARY
1940's SWING MUSIC DANCE
at the DOCKERS CLUB, Swansea
THE BAND IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR TRUMPET PLAYERS.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT JOHN JENKINS @ 07970424456
Swing was 'the' thing in every ballroom and dancehall in the land. The Big Bands such as - Benny Goodman - "the King of Swing", the Dorseys, Glenn Miller, and a host of others, were rid ing high. Enthusiastic fans followed all the 'doings' of their favorite band.
For a while, other music was to take the place of the great bands, but with the new millennium, a new generation re-discovered Swing and Jazz . And, it's not just a nostalgia "trip", - while the new bands are indeed playing the great standards of the Swing era, they are also writing new tunes in the Swing fashion.
The 'now' generation have rediscovered "touch" dancing. Yes, the wild Lindy Hop has taken hold . Soft, romantic ballads are also again in vogue, with partners holding each other close and dancing a slow foxtrot to some dreamy music.It's indeed a great time to be young - and in love!