The Curious LITTLE big Band
Cotswolds’ Leading Show Band
Miles Guerrini as Freddie Mercury
I came across the Curious Little Big Band in the Avalon Café at this year’s Glastonbury Festival quite by chance. Wow! I’m so glad I did.
I was trudging my way through some of the worst mud the festival has ever seen and I was tired and getting really fed up. Then all of a sudden I heard this amazing voice belting out Tom Jones and felt this tremendous energy coming from the Avalon café. I was totally drawn in and once inside? Oh my goodness.
Who would have thought a covers band on a wet, muddy, Saturday evening would turn out to be one of the main Glastonbury highlights?
What an act! What energy! What showmanship! Totally fantastic.
They gave it their all and the audience loved every minute. Everyone who was there was totally blown away. I was so impressed I have booked them for my own 20,000 event, Portishead Carnival, next (17th) June 2017.
They are just Awesome.
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The story so far
from a duo to a full on, interactive, theatrical experience!.
The guys of The Curious Little Big Band from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 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.
In 2008 Miles Guerrini and Russell Blackaller got together to perform as a duo. Russell Blackaller was Head of Performance Arts Kingshill School and director of countless shows – but he’s now turned professional director and lends CLBB his piano and accordion skills. Miles Guerrini sang around the world and in London’s West End musicals before moving to Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and spares no opportunity to dress up and explore his theatrical roots.
A year later, two more musicians came into the Band. Andy Hughes has played in many bands as a Drummer/Singer. He lived in Spain as a cabaret singer from 2005-2007, performing mainly in restaurants, bars and entertaining for cabaret shows. He is now firmly based in the UK playing with The Curious LITTLE big Band and The Slammers. Guy Guerrini, (yes, brother of Miles) Head of Music at Kingshill but recently moved to a new school in Portishead, flexes his muscles on sax, keyboard, guitar and vocals.
In December 2013 the Band became a 5-piece with the addition of Nigel Baylis who ties it all down with a thumping bass. The bass position has now shared with Henry Blackaller, son of Russell. In the Summer of 2014 Martin Milnes created The Red Hat Horns. This addition is a rare treat these days and has transformed the sound from action packed to sublime. The original Red Hat Horns lineup were – Martin Milnes (trombone / trumpet / horn leader), Claire Mitchell (trumpet) and Howard Rigby (tenor sax). They are now two (Martin & Howard) and no longer identified as an “add-on” section. The “Red Hat Horns” name was dropped.
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, Nigel/Henry, Martin and Howard give a really committed and full on performance and will make any party go with a bang. Great musically, thoroughly entertaining and strongly recommended! “
This explosive seven piece band from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 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).
Our theatrical interactive show will have you and your guests entertained from beginning to end. We love weddings and wedding guests love us!
We have performed at dozens of venues in London and the Cotswolds and know the ins and outs of providing happy couples with a professional and reliable service.
If you are looking entertainment for your wedding that your guests will never forget then The Curious LITTLE big Band is for you!
Miles Guerrini has explosive energy. He brings all his West end musical theatre experience to the fore, creating a magical musical theatrical spectacular that draws in all age groups from the smallest pageboy to the oldest curmudgeon.
He always crosses the divide and sucks the audience in. His seven piece band knock out dead-cert dance floor fillers time after time whilst Miles jumps on tables, dances on the bar, parades on the mezzanine, frolics in peoples laps, waltzes with the bride’s mother, kisses the grooms father, all the time singing into his radio mic as if it was the most natural thing in the world.
Several hilarious costume changes add to this visual feast for all the family. Here is a man at the height of his performance prowess. His international, professional stage experience has prepared him well for the most challenging of environments. Your guests will not forget it.
This explosive seven piece, Cotswold based 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).