Welcome to the London Gay Big Band
Welcome to the London Gay Big Band website!
The London Gay Big Band is a fun, fresh and fabulous twenty piece jazz orchestra based in London, made up predominantly, but not exclusively, of LGBT musicians and vocalists. We play a large repertoire of jazz, swing, showtunes and popular favourites.
Band Vacancies - we're looking for:
Piano | Lead Trumpet | Lead Trombone
If you play to a high standard, and would like to be involved in one of the most dynamic and fun bands in London with an established national and international reputation then we would love to hear from you!
We perform a large variety of fantastic gigs and events - past performances and projects include:
Recording at Abbey Road Studios; Roundhouse in Camden with the LGMC; Performance for President Obama; Tours to Gay Pride Sitges; Main stage Berlin Pride with Conchita Wurst; Annual Main stage performance in Trafalgar Square for Pride in London; BST Festival, Hyde Park;
Royal Festival Hall; semi-finalists on BGT.
As well as a number of regular gigs and functions in clubs and well-known music venues in and around the Capital.
The band usually rehearses every other Sunday afternoon in Clapham, SW4, and plays a gig approximately five times per yer. Due to COVID-19 however, rehearsals for the rest of the year are only once per month.
We are proud to present our new Pride single for 2020:
Don't Rain On My Parade
Pride 2020 is very different this year due to the ongoing public health pandemic, so as we can't celebrate and perform together, we're releasing our Pride single, recorded in isolation from everyone's home in lockdown.
This is not a time to be silent - our LGBTQ+ community must stand together in solidarity, louder and stronger than ever. So in that spirit - don't rain on our parade!
All profits from this single will be donated to charities Stonewall and Mermaids, who work tirelessly for LGBTQ+ equality and supporting trans and gender-diverse children.
For more info see:
*** FREEDOM ***
BRAND NEW ALBUM
- OUT NOW -
We are so proud to present our new album - Freedom. As the London Gay Big Band, we wanted to create and album that breaks traditional boundaries and conventions of classic Big Band style. In choosing to re-imagine these songs we hope we have given them a strong LGBT+ identity with the true spirit of Freedom.
It's a Man's World, Dancing in the Street, This Can't be Love, Me and Mr. Jones, Get Happy, Hallelujah I love him so, Listen, Don't let the Sun go down on me, Hanky Panky, Freedom, Upside Down, Over the Rainbow
click below to buy our brand new album on CD
(plus £2.50 shipping)