Swing Unlimited Big Band (SUBB) was founded in 2001 with the primary aim of providing opportunities for local musicians to play the widest possible range of “Big Band” music. Following on from this was the desire to perform this music, bringing pleasure to local audiences.
SUBB is a non-profit making organisation which endeavours through music to:
Give local musicians of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play great music together
Provide an opportunity for players to learn and improve their musical skills
Create exciting live shows, performing music from a wide range of sources and genres
Support and fund raise for local good causes and charities
Bring the joy of fantastic music to local audiences
Pay tribute to the great jazz and swing music of the past, as well as the modern era.
Since its formation, the SUBB group has expanded to include:
Swing Unlimited Big Band - the original "outfit" featuring many professional musicians and led by the very brilliant MDs, James Stead and Patrick Peiro.
Swing Unlimited Community Band – providing opportunities for amateur musicians of all ages from the local community to learn, practice and perform the same kind of music as SUBB.
Swing Unlimited Dance Band – a 15-17 piece band dedicated to dance music of all types.
Swing Unlimited All Stars “Tribute to Count Basie” - specialising in the music of the great man himself.
Swing Unlimited Jazz Club. The jazz club, formed in 2010 and run by Patrick and Catherine Peiro, is host to some of the finest musicians both local and national every Wednesday evening at Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate. An eclectic and exciting mixture of music is featured week by week including, of course, performances by the bands and individual musicians within the SUBB group itself. Full details of the venue and forthcoming acts as well as all aspects of the SUBB group can be found on the website.
The Swing Unlimited Big Band Group can provide bands of all sizes and all types of music for any occasion or function. We regularly play at weddings, Balls, Proms, birthday and anniversary parties as well as major open-air events and a variety of theatre and concert venues. Please contact us if you want to make any booking enquiry, would like to join the group as a musician, want to support us by becoming a friend of SUBB, or just want to know more about us!