Big Brunch Band: a community band from Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, UK

About Us

The Big Brunch Band is a 20+ strong ‘explosion of sound’ from Ashton Keynes, playing a mixture of big band jazz, film and funk. Tap-tap rhythms, velvet vocals and horns as bold as brass – sure to be fun!

“The highlight of my wife’s 70th birthday in the village hall were the Big Brunch Band playing an assortment of songs from Frank Sinatra to ABBA. The band as a whole from saxophonists to singers got the room alive. I would recommend them for any function.” ~ Clive Edmonds (October 2023)


In February 2024, the Big Brunch Band gave a concert at The Goods Shed, Tetbury. As these videos show, the audience had a really enjoyable evening!

Tetbury, Feb 2024 “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” – with Sue

Tetbury, Feb 2024 “Wonderwall” – with Graham

Tetbury, Feb 2024 “Night Train to Kansas City” – with Lars

Tetbury, Feb 2024 “Lullaby of Broadway” – with Lars, Sue and Graham

The Matara wedding venue "Best of the Best" Music 2022
Voted “Best of the Best” Music 2022!

We were voted “Best of the Best” for Music in 2022 by guests of The Matara Centre wedding venue! Here we are in full swing, along with the lovely guests!

If you would like to commission the band, contact our Bookings Manager, Julia Nicholas:

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events in the calendar. To see where and when we’re playing, click here. We’d love to see you!

Live performances

We play at indoor and outdoor events. Here are pieces from some of our gigs:

Parade Gardens, Bath June 2023 “Bring Me Sunshine” – with Lars

Parade Gardens, Bath June 2023 “Sing! Sing! Sing!”

Minety Fireworks 2022 “Skyfall” – with Caroline

Ashton Keynes fundraiser, March 2019:

“Knock on Wood” (Floyd/Cropper arr Roger Holmes). Recorded (with plenty of help from their resident experts) at Swindon New College in January 2015:

Parade Gardens, Bath June 2023 “In These Shoes” – with Caroline

Minety Fireworks 2022 “Let’s Face the Music” – with Graham

Minety Fireworks 2022 “Respect” – with Sue

Our sampler, from the White Hart Ashton Keynes, July 2018:

BBB at Minety Beer and Cider Festival, September 2016 (audio only)


On the (internet) radio

On Saturday 30th July 2016, Cirencester’s own Corinium Radio broadcast a magazine feature programme on the Big Brunch Band, digging into what makes us tick: how we rehearse, our history, our approach, our people. Listen to it here (45 minutes):

BBB on Corinium Radio July 2016