The Curious LITTLE Big BAND
“Thoroughly Outrageous And Highly Entertaining...
The Curious Little Big Band is Cirencester's favourite dance/party exponents. Miles Guerrini's exceptional vocals are backed by truly outstanding musicianship. Not to be missed!" (Brewery Blues impresario John Drummond)
Not just a band - a theatrical experience!
This explosive eight piece band are bound to make you dance and laugh. They don't just play music: they have created a show, a musical journey that demands participation and draws in even the hardest of hearts. It's almost cabaret but the band is too accomplished to take a backseat to their unpredictable front man and knocks out track after track of dance floor filling classics (with a few moderns thrown in).
Miles Guerrini sang around the world and in West End musicals before moving to Cirencester and spares no opportunity to dress up and explore his theatrical roots. The band are all accomplished musicians in their own rights: Guy Guerrini (yes, brother of...) is Head of Music at Kingshill and flexes his muscles on sax, keyboard, guitar and vocals; drummer Andy Hughes is well known about town as a local solo singer; generations of Cirencester youth know Russell Blackaller as Kingshill Head of Performance Arts and director of countless shows- but he's now turned professional director and lends CLBB his piano and accordion skills: and Nigel Baylis ties it all down with a thumping bass. A horn section is such a rare treat these days and the recent addition of the 'Red Hat Horns' -Martin Milnes (trombone), Claire Mitchell (trumpet) and Howard Rigby (tenor sax)- has transformed the sound from action packed to sublime.
Set list includes:
- One Way or Another - One Direction
- Get Lucky - Daft Punk
- Pulp Fiction highlights
- Madness Hits
- Jailhouse Rock
- It's Not Unusual
- Staying Alive
- Forget You
- She's Electric
- Baggy Trousers
- Alright (Supergrass)
- Make Me Smile
- A Little Less Conversation
Check out The Curious LITTLE Big BAND on You Tube :
Please note: this demo is old and doesn't include our bass player and horn section. New demo in process.
The following tracks were recorded live at Treefest, Westonbirt Arboretum in Summer 2013. They are fully live so please forgive the rough mix, singer panting and ranting and yelling at the audience, and the occasional fluffed note. We believe this is only to be expected in any live performance. This is us, warts and all, but we hope you like it.
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- Tel: 07714721263
"You made your usual impact Miles and it was all fab. So brilliant to see so many people (and especially men) dancing throughout. Huge thanks for giving such a full on performance and topping the evening." (Event Organiser Adele Ventham)
"Many thanks again for a fabulous performance from you and the band last night. Bohemian Rhapsody will go down as one of the village all time events!" (Jayne Hughes, Ashton Keynes Charity Ball Committe)
"Hi Miles What a great great gig on Saturday – thank you so much for your fab choice of music, your expertise, energy and enthusiasm - I cannot remember the last time we had such a great sound in the venue!" (Jill B, Venue Manager)
Photos by Assassynation.
"MORE THAN JUST A BAND! The guys in The Curious Little Big Band really know how to whip the crowd into a frenzy with lead singer and guitarist Miles Guerrini not only hitting the right (and sometimes very high) notes but also revealing evidence of his theatrical showmanship and great sense of fun. This talented band of musicians and performers provide a brilliant, mixed playlist which has wide appeal and they deliver every song with maximum energy and impact. Combined with some considerable humour and a strong storytelling element (enhanced by the use of various props and costumes!), they really hold the crowd’s attention and keep everyone dancing and begging for more. Miles, Russell, Andy, Guy and Nigel together with the excellent three piece "Red Hat Horns" section give a really committed and full on performance and will make any party go with a bang. Great musically, thoroughly entertaining and strongly recommended! Huge thanks from the Ashton Keynes Charity Fairytale Ball team for making our fundraising event so very memorable."