Telstar Big Band

16 Oakham Drive LE67 4SY Coalville (Leicestershire) View map

Information about Telstar Big Band

  • Price

    From £900 to £3.000

  • Services

    Ceremony music, cocktail/Banquet music, dance music, entertainment

  • Styles

    Lounge, jazz, pop

  • Type

    Orchestra, band, trio, quartet

Description of Telstar Big Band

Telstar Big Band is the "big band" sound that you want at your wedding to get everyone in the mood for dancing. With the authentic 1940s Glenn Miller sound, they are not just a touch of nostalgia, they will generate an atmosphere that will do down in the annals of your wedding day. Performing throughout the Midlands they are the preferred main attraction for a host of festivals.

Services offered

With The Telstar Big Band you get the full incredibly talented 16 piece ensemble with Saxophones, Trombones, Trumpets, Rhythm and Vocals. The band can be reduced in size to suit any budget or venue to the 10 piece Telstar Swing, 8 piece Little Big Band or the 5 piece Tea Dance Band.

How they work

They can feature music from all of the swing era's greats, ratpack favourites, Rock 'n Roll through to 60s 70s and 80s pop. The mix of music whether concert style or dance is down to you. They can even provide you with a wonderful alternative for your wedding ceremony.

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More information about Telstar Big Band

  • What is included in the wedding package? 2 x 45 minute swing music sets. The actual cost depends on the size of Band chosen and location. The package can be tailored to suit any budget or requirement
  • How far in advance should I contact you? Bookings start coming in up to 8 months before the day. However, if we are free we are able to play at very short notice
  • Size of group: Small (2 - 3 musicians), medium (4 - 6 musicians), large (7 or more musicians)
  • Repertoire: 1940s Swing, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie etc. Music for Jitterbug and sequence. Vocals from Sinatra, Ella, Darrin etc. 60s, 70s, and 80s pop
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire? Yes. We are versatile and are open to requests before the event
  • Experience: Led by David Bradford with over 35 years as a trumpeter and 10 years as a band leader. Currently the busiest band on the 1940s circuit. All musicians are professional standard
  • Do you have your own equipment? Yes
  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service? No
  • Are you able to travel? Yes, any mainland UK
  • Is there a charge for traveling? No
  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day? No
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals? With a team
  • What is the length of time of the act? Normally 2 x 45 minutes. This can be more or less depending on the requirements of the happy couple
  • How much time do you need to prepare for an act? 30 to 40 minutes set up
  • Do you do open-air acts? No
  • Do you charge per hour or per event? Per event
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours? Yes
  • How do you charge extra time? Each event will be priced individually. Length of performance agreed up front
  • What are the forms of payment? Cheque, bank transfer or cash
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