Regent St Big Band

17 pieces of live excitement

Upcoming Gigs

24
MAR

Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville

A multimedia and performance extravaganza is in the works for this Friday night - our debut at the Red Rat.
This is going to be, parodoxically, a departure from but also a natural extrapolation of, the usual performance style of the band.
26
MAR

Music In The Park, Oatley

A wonderful, family-friendly afternoon in the park. We'll be playing tunes that are sure to appeal to everyone there, from young and old - expect to hear from everyone from Benny Goodman to Stevie Wonder, Etta James to Chicago and more!
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Music

Swing


Duke Ellington
Sammy Nestico
Frank Sinatra
Glenn Miller
Benny Goodman
Duke Ellington

Funk and Groove


Ashley Alexander
Maynard Ferguson
Frank Mantooth
Lee Morgan
James Brown
Stevie Wonder

Art music


Don Ellis
Sammy Nestico
Chick Corea
Miles Davis
Benny Golson
Joe Zawinul

About

We're a 17 piece big band from Sydney. In full flight, the band is an amazing live experience.

With the mesmerising energy of a steam locomotive, we'll transport you away from the world that you arrived at the gig from.

There are two things that drive us as a band: bringing people together, and giving them an extraordinary, shared experience. Whether it be an evening together for dinner and dancing, a party at one of Sydney's great live music venues, or your own private event, our hope is always to bring our audience together as friends and take them away to another world together.

The band has been gigging around Sydney for almost ten years, always growing artistically, always changing, always soaking up fresh energy that we bring to all our performances.

We've played at the Sydney Opera House, Seymour Centre, Arthouse Hotel, Lazybones Lounge, Carrington Hotel, Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham RSL, Balmain Town Hall
Live

Venues across Sydney

For many of our live gigs, we keep the energy high, drawing from our repertoire of funk and groove charts plus several timeless classics that have been exciting audiences for decades.
Events

Corporate to private dinner parties

From the perfect, subdued dinner accompaniment, to the roaring sound of all 14 horns, we can help you to put on an event that won't be forgotten in a hurry.
Dancing

Live Swing!

With several sets worth of swing charts and a great sense of rhythm, we always have a blast playing for a dance crowd.
Weddings

A day to remember

Great music is an important part of your special day. Once the traditional accompaniment to dinner and dancing, these days a 17-piece band is an incredible surprise to wow your guests (and looks great in photos!)

Testimonials

Kind words from some previous clients


Anikiko and Honza
Married at The Sydney Opera House - January 2016
(Ceremony and Reception music by The Regent Street Big Band)

"Until you experience a big band sound playing your favourite tracks you cannot compare it a DJ or a 4 piece band. Regent Street Band is the sound any bride could only dream of having at her wedding! Every guest said they'd never been to a better wedding as it was all about the food and the sound - my biggest passions! I felt like a million dollars and the sound was spectacular. Smooth when we had dinner and big band bang when we were dancing. Thank you - Anikiko + Honza"

Meera and Glenn Webster
Wedding Reception at The Arthouse Bar - August 2013
(Reception music by The Regent Street Big Band)

"Hands down the biggest highlight of my wedding reception was the Regent Street Big Band. As a musician myself, I'm pretty fussy but I hired them because I knew the awesome performance they delivered would mean my guests would enjoy a night they'd never forget - and they're still talking about it!"

Robbie and Kate Parish
Married at Belgenny Farm Camden - April 2014
(Ceremony and Reception music by The Regent Street Big Band)

"This amazing band made our wedding truly spectacular. Friends and relatives were alarmed when we told them we were having an 18 piece band playing at our wedding because they thought it would be too loud but during the wedding and long afterwards they were all raving about how fantastic they were. They split up into smaller ensembles to perform for the ceremony and pre-dinner drinks with roving musicians entertaining our guests while we had photos taken then during dinner it was just the right balance of smooth jazz tunes. After the cutting of the cake they let fly and had everyone up dancing. They even learnt specific songs for our bridal dances. Two years after our wedding now people forget the food and the flowers but everyone remembers the band. They really made our day."

Booking

Lindsay
0409 650 289



For venues

Just like you, we aim to bring and hold a great crowd at all our gigs.

We'll promote the gig through Facebook, Twitter and our mailing list, as well as getting it listed on a slew of local What's On pages and gig guides.

If appropriate, we can also work with you on other promotional activities, like AdSense, Facebook and Twitter ads, seeking radio and print media coverage and ticketing the event.

Alternatively, if you already have an event planned that will be attracting a lot of people, the Regent Street Big Band will do an admirable job of keeping the crowd hanging around afterwards.

Many patrons don't have many chances to hear the big band sound live, and our experience is that it's an exciting novelty that many people will want to stay and enjoy.

For events

Booking the band is a piece of cake - we can take as much of the work off your hands as you like. We can provide sound, lighting and can liase with your event venue - all we need to know is when and where you'd like to hear us!

If you book us for a private event, you'd typically have us to play some number of 45 minute sets, but we can be very flexible about working with your run sheet - playing before and after speeches or whatever else is going on.

We need a little bit of space to store cases out the back, and a little bit more space on stage than a DJ, but can fit into a surprising variety of spaces. Get in touch once you have a venue in mind, and we can work out the logistics.

For many events, there's no need for sound reinforcement, or we can provide everything that's necessary.