Mike Campbell Big Band

19-piece group comprising 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and vocals. The country's top session singers front the band according to the style of event. The MCBB uniquely offers a full range of styles in the big band setting, from the 40s classics of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman to the most contemporary dance music of today, as well as indigenous South African styles. The band performs at festivals, corporate functions and high-profile society events, and will prepare music specific to client’s requirements.

The MCBB has performed at high-profile events such as the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival and Oude Libertas Summer Series, and the country’s top social functions including the Sheraton Spring Ball, Solstice Foundation Ball, Fancourt Spring Ball."

INSTRUMENTATION

Male & Female Vocalists
5 Saxophones
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Guitar
Keys
Bass
Drums

REPERTOIRE

Big Band Swing (e.g. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie)
Latin Jazz (e.g. Jobim)
South African Jazz (e.g. Judith Sephuma, African Jazz Pioneers, Winston Mankunku)
80's/Contemporary Hits (e.g. Michael Buble, Gloria Gaynor, Lou Bega)

SPACE REQUIRED

Approx. 4m deep by 5m wide

PERFECT FOR

A prestigious wedding reception or corporate event.

QUALIFICATIONS

All our artists are hand-picked for their years of experience, passion and personal study of music. In addition to that, many have B.Mus, M.Mus & PhD degrees, as well as vast experience playing in the big band format, musical theatre, classical orchestras, touring, recording sessions and festivals.

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TIME

2 set or 3 set option of 45-50 mins per set.

OTHER

Rate includes basic sound required to perform for up to 150 pax or so. Additional sound may need to be brought in for bigger events.