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Meet the Band
Dave SadlerDave CavillJane BrownCharlie Brown - DrumsKeyth Andrews
Ben JowettColin SmithEllen JowettAdam Case - Guitar
Hugh PascallMagnus Hawker-FrenchIan ReeveTony Gordon - Bass
Josie SleighChris HolmesNatalie ReeveGraham Johnson - Piano
Melissa Reeve
Marie Bilodeau
Judith Johnson
Swing Convention

Swing Convention is an exceptionally versatile ensemble consisting of 7 or 8 instrumentalists and singer who perform with the absolute pinnacle of professionalism both musically and indeed, with audience rapport.

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Small Band

The Tony Farrell Small Big Band provides the Big Band sound ideal for Weddings, Conferences, 40’s Theme Nights etc. The Small Big Band performs the music that you would expect from the main band but with a reduced number of musicians. This includes songs from big band favourites such as Basie, Sinatra, Ellington, and many more. The musical integrity is maintained due to quality of musicianship.

The line up is 2 trumpets 2 trombones 4 saxes, piano, bass, drums and singer/s, which proves to be more flexible with regards to staging. This band is only available for private hire and the size is perfect for private functions and smaller venues, especially for weddings.

Our Latest CD

Evolution is our third CD and marks the evolution of the Tony Farrell Big Band over the past 25 years to where it is now. As well as celebrating 25 years of big band music in the Midlands by the band, the CD also explores the evolution of music from its earliest days up to present.

The CD is available to purchase at our gigs.

The best Big Band ever to visit Lark Hill Village. Great for dancing.

Ron and Sheila, Lark Hill Retirement Village

Thank you to The Tony Farrell Big Band for creating another fantastic evening. We loved the dancing and brilliant atmosphere.

Debbie Johnson on The Xmas Ball at The Pavilion, Derby


Tashaka & Keyth are doing Frank and Ella songs even better than they did.....AND with the best Big Band across the pond!!

P & M Jones, Bonington Theatre Concert

Loved it. Good Night, Great band, Brilliant music, Encore!

Hazel and Mike, The Pavilion, Derby

We always try to get to most of the Ballroom/Latin dances at Rolls Royce Derby. Its so nice dancing to your big band sound, there is a crowd of us and all thoroughly enjoy the evenings.

Jean Watson, The Pavilion, Derby