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Brighton Big Band

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Act Profile

Brighton Big Band

Chris (trumpet, composer arranger) has been leading this successful group since the early 2000's and toured within UK and further afield to many high profile events abroad. The all professional band consists of 2 saxophones, 2 trumpets, (optional trombone,) and rhythm section; piano, guitar, double bass & drums. Not forgetting our gorgeous singer Sara who leads from the front. Also available is our male featured artist Matthew. The clever musical arrangements mean that the sound the band create is indistinguishable from a fuller 18 piece big band, without the hassle or expense. Many of the tunes we play are from the classic big band era - Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, together with more recent big band artists such as Michael Buble and Lady Gaga/ Tony Bennett. We also have a wide selection of soul and motown classics that many clients like to utilize for later on in the evening. For those on a budget we can cut numbers down further - further details on enquiry.

Act Information


Vocals, (female / male) Trumpets, Saxophones, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Double Bass. Drums.

Extra Line-up(s)

Early dinner set of light / soft music, Dancing jazz - big band era, Late night boogie - soul and motown hits.

Also included

PA is 24 channel mixer with 1000 Watts of output "front of house". For larger events this can be augmented. Lighting is a set of Chauvet SlimPAR 38 Washlights.


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East.

Previous Clients

We have had the honour of playing for; Bill Clinton, Lord Mandleson, Prince Charles, Sir Richard Branson, Crowne Prince Hakon of Norway, Sheikh Hamad Al Thani, countless weddings, corporate events, staff parties.


The Brighton Big Band played for the Bond of Friendship at their Ladies’ Night at the Inglenook Hotel in Pagham last weekend.
I cannot praise them highly enough.
Great musicians, great vocalist, great selection of music to listen to, to sing along to and to dance to.
Thank you all very much

The Chris Coull Quintet come every year to play at our community hall. Always to a sell out crowd and what a knock out they are too! These guys are swinging from start to finish.

-Sam Ashton

Fabulous jazz band that came to play at our summer fete and garden party - really livened up the whole afternoon with their music. What impressed us most was their flexibility in playing different parts of the afternoon and evening.

-Diana Moyes (U3A Havant)

"We hired the Brighton Big Band for our wedding. It was perfect - playing some quieter music over dinner and then ramping it up for the dancing later on. We even got to boogie to some old time hits - fantastic! Very versatile and professional at every step of the way" Shiona Nightingale, Hastings.

"We had Chris Coull's band play for our annual garden party, the atmosphere was lit up straight away! They all arrived in plenty of time and were dressed smartly and got everything together with minimal fuss. Also very accommodating when we needed some softer tunes later on." Diana Moyes, Havant, Portsmouth.

"Chris' group has played every summer at our Hornby institute for the past 6 or so years. It's always a sell out crowd and the music is just stunning, period." Mr. Sam Ashton, Lancaster.


A big band sound in a compact 9-piece group.
A huge repertoire of big band jazz, soul motown hits.
Versatile number of artists and pricing from 10 musicians down to 3.



Please note the below is a small selection of our repertoire of over 150 songs. We are also happy to create bespoke songs and musical arrangements for your special occasion, wedding etc.

Recent hits arranged for big band; Happy, I kissed a girl, American Boy, Pricetag, Mercy.

Big Band Classics
Frank Sinatra Summertime
Fly Me To The Moon
Cheek To Cheek
Ella Fiztgerald(As Covered By Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett) Lady Is A Tramp
As Time Goes By
Michael BubleL.O.V.E.
For Once In My Life
I've Got The World On A String
Dean Martin Sway
That's Amore
Glen MillerIn The Mood
Pennsylvania 65000
Tuxedo Junction
A String Of Pearls
That's Sabotage
Duke Ellington Mood Indigo
Sophisticated Lady
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Lil Darlin’
Henry Mancini Moon River
The Pink Panther Theme
Nina Simone Girl From Ipanema
I’m In The Mood For Love
Orange Coloured Sky
Modern Hits And Classics
Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man
Stevie Wonder Superstition
Sir Duke
Blues Brothers Mustang Sally
Flip Flop + Fly
Everybody Needs Somebody
Sweet Home Chicago
Gimme Some Lovin
She Caught The Katy
Do You Love Me?
Riot In Cell Block No 9
New Orleans
Can't Turn You Loose
James Brown I Feel Good
Sam and Dave Soul Man
Hold On I'm Coming
Give Me Some Lovin
Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

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.)