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Big Button Boys

Speak Easy, Play Hard.
Vintage reprobates and genre alchemists, the BBBs fire heady concoctions of punk, pop, rock and swing, steaming into the 21st century.
Lord Acton and his band of virtuosos take the popular songs of today, and dress them up in the snazzy rags of the jazz era. Mötorhead, Beyoncé, Swift and Sheeran, injected with a hefty dose of swing and savoir faire.
From Glastonbury to the Palace of Westminster, they’ve set the stage on fire with boundless energy and brazen bon humour. From pub gigs to arenas, weddings to wakes, the BBBs have done it in style.

Act Information

Line-up

Brian Acton - Guitar and Vocals
Lucy Lockwood - Vocals
Jamie Stockbridge - Tenor Saxophone
Emily Burkhardt - Clarinet
Bruce Reid - Double Bass
Mitch Oldham - Drums
N.B. occassionally musicians are replaced by highly trained understudies

Extra Line-up(s)

Jazz standards set also available.
Female singer available.
DJ service available

Also included

We have a great PA and two sets of lights

Location

North West based and will travel to these areas: Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland, Wales, Ireland.

Previous Clients

Wembley Stadium
Ricoh Arena
Glastonbury Festival
Marsden Jazz Festival
Retro Festival
Matt & Phreds
Guildhall, London
Swansea Jazzland
Warners Hotels
Butlins
Hilton Hotels
Royal Horticultural Society
Palace of Westminster
RAF various locations
National Portrait Gallery
Parkrun
Fresh
Various corporate events
Innumerable weddings
A few fantastic small pubs

Testimonials

Yes both acts were fantastic, perfectly fitted the bill and went down a storm with the delegates. They were all very easy to work with and were very accommodating of the tight timings!

-Paul Crawford Project Manager Fresh Approach


I just wanted to say how great the band were on Saturday.

They were so professional, played some great songs and really worked well with the guests.

Gemma re: Club Wembley for the FA Cup Final

Awesome! Saw you at The Fountain Barnoldswick last night. Really love your style. Have you got an album?

-Diane Park


Fantastic reports back from the clients. Well done guys.

-Event Planner London March 2014


"Listen, the "ironic swing-jazz covers of pop songs" thing has been done. A lot. But rarely as ably as this UK quintet do on new covers album On Fire. On the first listen, you’ll chuckle hearing Bruno Mars and Nirvana lyrics twisted so. But after that, you’ll just enjoy the music." Ray Pagett. Covermesongs.com

"The BBBs stand out amongst a number of bands who re-imagine contemporary pop music in a jazz idiom; many try, but few achieve it with the charm, aplomb, humour and outstanding musicianship of the BBBs. They have returned three years running to play packed club gigs at Marsden Jazz Festival and their sartorial style and laconic wit are a huge hit with a broad spectrum of music fans, including those who are not hardcore jazzers."
Barney Stephenson, Marsden Jazz Festival.

"A gateway drug to jazz."
Punter at Marsden Jazz Festival

Hi Brian,
Just wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for last night you were absolutely brilliant and whole agency are raving about you today, you completed the night!
Thanks again,
Stefanie, agency.

Hey just a quick line to say that the boys were awesome on Saturday and all of our guests remarked on how great they were. It’s a shame that you yourself were not there, but the deputy singer was class. Well done, Sheikhs, you do great work!
Andrew Cressey, wedding.

Hi Brian,
Just wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for last night you were absolutely brilliant and whole agency are raving about you today, you completed the night!
Thanks again,
Stefanie, agency.

We first saw Brian and his band play at a friends wedding and booked them for ours the very next day. They were the icing on the cake for our wedding day and everyone enjoyed the music and danced all night. The flexibility of their music and talent is fantastic. I can't wait to host another party and book them again. Cheers guys. 
Zoe Cole, wedding

Thank you for a fab night, you were amazing.
Zena, agency.

Absolutely brilliant!! Saw you at Thoresby Hall on Wednesday xx
Sarah Brigham, punter

Thanks again for playing at our wedding! Was such an amazing night. All of the guests were so happy with the music and said you guys were awesome! It was such great music to dance to! Also thanks for the way you handled the drunk man wanting to sing Frank Sinatra situation haha! You handled it very well and professionally. And thanks for letting my Dad join in and sing with you guys. We had a blast and wish we could do it all again! :)
Christy & Luke Pearson, wedding

Just watched you at Thoresby hall....stunning!! Truly inspired. I'm now an avid fan!!
Leesa Joy, punter

Saw you last night at Queens Hotel Leeds- you were fab - yes it was 'jazz' and you were right - not like I was thinking, so I did like it.... lots. x
Jayne Taylor, corporate event.

Brilliant performance last night at Halton, thanks very much guys!
Philip Abraham, Army event

From my stepdad, groom of wedding at Hartlepool on Saturday.........What an absolutey staggering performance. Perfect. Amazing. So fitting for our gatsby theme. All our guests were thrilled as they had no clues as to what was going on. You made our wedding day perfect. THANKYOU. MR & MRS HICKLING
Cheryl Hickling, wedding

Highlights

Great energy
Huge experience
Quality musicianship

Repertoire

Repertoire

Shut Up And Dance Walk The Moon
Sorry Justin Bieber
24k Magic Bruno Mars
21 Seconds So Solid Crew
Fight For Your Right Beastie Boys
Hello Adele
Sex On Fire Kings of Leon
Word Up Cameo
Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
Uptown FunkMark Ronson
Ignition R. Kelly
I Bet You Look GoodThe Arctic Monkeys
Blank Space Taylor Swift
Dancing Queen Abba
Reach For The Stars S Club 7
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Take On Me A-ha
Crazy Stupid Love Cheryl Cole
Can't Get You Out Of My Head Kylie Minogue
Ace Of Spades Motorhead
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel
Chelsea Dagger The Fratellis
Girls And Boys Blur
Let's Get It StartedThe Black Eyed Peas
Let's Go Crazy Prince
Crazy In Love Beyonce
Cantina Band Star Wars
and of course... The Charleston

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)