Welcome to the London Gay Big Band

Welcome to the London Gay Big Band website!

It’s with great disappointment that we are forced to cancel our Christmas show on Saturday 19 December at Heaven, due to new Coronavirus restrictions placing London into Tier 3. All ticket holders will be refunded within 5 working days.

Thank you to all our fans and supporters, and we wish you a safe and happy festive season. 

We look forward to bringing you fabulous music once again in 2021.



hosted by Karla Bear

with special guest vocalists:

Renée Lamb, Nate Simpson and Lara de Belder


CANCELLED - Saturday 19 December 2020 

Doors 2pm | Show starts 2.30pm


Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street WC2N 6NG


Come and join the London Gay Big Band for a fabulous afternoon of live music to get well and truly into the Christmas spirit! It's the most wonderful time of the year, so come on down and join us for some much-needed Christmas cheer and festive celebration!


Hosted by the marvellous Karla Bear, WINNER of Drag Idol UK 2019, Karla Bear was originally born in the West End cast of KINKY BOOTS. She sings live, dances till she drops (into the splits) and has comedy to have you rolling in the aisles- this Aussie blonde bombshell is sure to thrill.


We'll be bringing you a sparkling, festive show to get you feeling all Christmassy, featuring all your classic Christmas favourites, alongside the jazz and swing powerhouse numbers in the LGBB's inimitable style.


This is a socially distanced event. Social-distancing and additional hygiene measures are in place at the venue, in line with all government requirements. When booking please ensure you follow latest government guidelines and local alert levels on Coronavirus. 

All tickets are seated at your own dedicated table for your group size. Minimum table size 2x persons. Maximum table size 6x persons. As of 3 Dec 2020 London is in Tier 2 of local Coronavirus Alert Level, therefore all group bookings must be part of the same household or support bubble. Alcoholic drinks can only be purchased with a substantial meal, which will be available at the venue.

Tickets £15, 20 or £30 per person. Booking fee applies.

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 ***



- 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.

Track list:

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)

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