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The Northern Swing Orchestra – 16 Piece Big Band

The Northern Swing Orchestra is a 16 piece Big Band based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and plays some of the very best in big band music.

We have an extensive Swing Band library including numbers made famous by the bands of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, to name a few. More recently, the band’s library has grown to include new arrangements by some of the country’s leading composers and arrangers.

The vocalists who perform with the band enthrall audiences with classic Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland numbers

Looking for a Big Band for your Event?

The Northern Swing Orchestra is the perfect Big Band to hire for your Wedding, Event, Party, Birthday, or function in Yorkshire or throughout the UK.

Upcoming Gigs

A Tribute to Glenn Miller – Saturday 2nd March 2024 – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

🎺 A Tribute to Glenn Miller 🎺
📅 Saturday 2nd March 2024 – 7:30pm
📍 Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

The Leeds-based 16-piece Big Band return with their tribute to the great bandleader and musician, Glenn Miller.

Get In The Mood with a tribute to Glenn Miller.

This show promises to be an event not to be missed when the band will be performing classics such as Little Brown Jug, Caribbean Clipper, In The Mood, Pennsylvania 65000 along with Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and Kalamazoo to name but a few. They guarantee to have your feet tapping and you will want to be dancing in the aisles!

We will also be joined by the fantastic vocalists Stephen Amer and the Cherie Gears.

The Northern Swing Orchestra and Joe Medlock – Sunday 4th February 2024

Joe Medlock and the Big Band

🎙️ The Northern Swing Orchestra Big Band and Joe Medlock 🎙️
📅 When: Sunday 3rd March at 3:30pm
📍 Where: Swillington Sports and Social Club, Leeds

16 Piece Big Band with guest vocalist Joe Medlock, singing classic big band charts!

We return to our monthly residency at Swillington and have lots of great music for you and room for dancing.

Joe Medlock is a fantastic male singer with years of experience fronting bands, performing leads in musical theatre and performing at live events as a solo act.

Joe performs for several function bands “Ska House” & “Indigo” and also has performed in theatre, most recently playing “Toby” in Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Sweeney Todd. He also played the likes of “Tick” in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. “Emmett Forrest” in Legally Blonde and “Angel” in RENT.

Come and unwind with us for a lovely afternoon of Big Band music.

Tickets only £7

Whether it is the nostalgia of the 1940’s or the excitement of big band jazz, The Northern Swing Orchestra will always provide excellent entertainment.


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