The Curious LITTLE big Band

Best Western The Gables Hotel Wedding Band
Function Band
Live Entertainment

Live Party Band in Best Western The Gables Hotel

Fabulously fun, The Curious LITTLE big Band will get the party started from the get-go. Eclectic, theatrical, and entirely unforgettable, the band brings a diverse and crowd-winning playlist to get absolutely everybody on the dance-floor.

Talented musicians, The Curious LITTLE big Band are also first-class performers acclaimed for their scintillating showmanship. Arriving with vibrant costumes and props, the band doesn’t just come to put on an amazing performance – they arrive with an immersive show guaranteed to thrill guests across the board. Influenced by famed entertainers like Madness and the Bee Gees, this high-energy act features experienced performers (including West End alumni) well-versed in electrifying a crowd. And with a repertoire featuring Queen, Elvis and Bruno Mars, The Curious LITTLE big Band are guaranteed to delight attendees of all ages.

Complete with a series of glowing testimonials, this outstanding band also arrives with with their own sound equipment, sound engineer, lighting, and a playlist DJ service to play between sets. You don’t need to worry about technical details with The Curious LITTLE big Band, as the band provides the full show under one roof.

So for an event full of revelry guests will be talking about for years to come, don’t hesitate to book The Curious LITTLE big Band today!

Miles Guerrini

The Best Live Wedding Band




Bee Gees

Bruno Mars

Meghan Trainor

The Jacksons

Ray Charles

Ed Sheeran

Paolo Nutini

James Brown

Tom Jones

Frank Sinatra

Cee Lo Green

Take a look at our show reel and see why The Curious LITTLE big Band has the reputation for being the best wedding band and function band in Best Western The Gables Hotel ?

You will see why Jemma exclaimed in her testimonial: “What Energy, what showmanship, totally fantastic”. You too can enjoy their energy, sense of fun and breath-taking musicianship.

The Curious LITTLE big Band has crafted their show and set list  of classic and modern hits to please guests and audiences of all ages and tastes. The Band’s fun nature and onstage chemistry has become the standard by which other function bands and wedding bands are judged.

Hire The Curious LITTLE big Band as your Best Western The Gables Hotel wedding band or function band for your wedding or event in Best Western The Gables Hotel and get the ultimate in live music and entertainment.

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The Curious LITTLE big Band

Show Reel

“One of the main Glastonbury highlights”

The Curious LITTLE big Band


Dear Curious Little Big Band,

OH MY GOD. What can we say?

A Thousand Thank Yous from the bottom of our hearts for making this year’s Portishead Carnival the best we have ever had. We have been organising it for 15 years now but the event itself is well over 100 years old and a massive part of our town’s history. However no band has ever gone down like you guys. Thank you all so much for your energy, showmanship, crowd pleasing antics and sheer professionalism and talent. Everybody absolutely loved you. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. We REALLY loved having you.

So many people have already asked if we can book you again for next year. The whole town of Portishead is absolutely buzzing after you appearance last weekend.  If you come back next year I think the whole place will totally explode. BOOM! Thousands of people would love to have you back.

Very best wishes and thank you again and again and again.

Jemma and Wendy


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 June 2017. They are just Awesome.

The Curious Little Big Band played an absolutely amazing set at my Dad’s wedding at Elmore court on Thursday! I am a 22 year old girl and my dad is 60 and we both had a blast! The band had guests of all ages up and dancing and having a great time (and even managed to get some of the more boring lot up on the dance floor!) Every member of the band was fantastic and so many of you are multi-talented with instruments and vocals – some of the covers you did were nothing like I’ve seen before! And what can I say about Miles..? Best front man and entertainer I have ever seen! There aren’t words to describe how incredible you are on stage, you are just awesome! Thank you for letting me be a part of your night and joining you on stage! Miles, you are a babe!

On behalf of myself, the Bride & Groom and all the guests, you blew us away! Only one negative of the night, and that was when you guys left the stage! An iPod plugged into the sound system just didn’t do it for me afterwards! A huge massive thank you to you guys for making my Dad’s big day extra special! I cannot rate you all highly enough. I asked Dad what he thought of the night and he said “The band were absolutely perfect. Sometimes you go to a wedding with entertainment and no one dances and the atmosphere drops, but Miles involved everyone and kept people going. The atmosphere was brilliant all night – I have to say it was just perfect.” Thank you all again and thank you Miles for a wonderful evening – you guys are incredible. Big love to you all! xox

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Guy Guerrini

“What energy! What showmanship! Totally fantastic”

When you book The Curious LITTLE big Band as your Best Western The Gables Hotel wedding band, you don’t just get a great function band. You get total reliability and peace of mind.

The Curious LITTLE big Band comes with all the necessary sound and lighting equipment as standard, so you don’t need to provide a thing. The band even provides professionally mixed music when they’re not performing so you don’t need to hire a DJ.

As the top Best Western The Gables Hotel wedding band, The Curious LITTLE big Band knows how important your wedding is. With The Curious LITTLE big Band as your wedding band you get great music, friendliness and professionalism from the first phone call to the last party popper of the evening.

Professional live 7-piece band.
2 x live sets (2 x 45 mins).
Repertoire from the 60s through to today’s hits.
Professional speakers and PA equipment.
Professional sound engineer.
On stage lighting.
Recorded music before and after.
PAT and Public Liability available.

Simon Messenger

What you need to know…

The Curious LITTLE big Band will get the party started from the get-go. Eclectic, theatrical and entirely unforgettable, the Band brings a diverse and crowd-winning playlist to get absolutely everybody on the dance floor. Generally, the Band performs two sets later in the evening often following the wedding breakfast/reception, dinner, buffet, auction, raffle, speeches, etc. Some adjustment to timings can be made on the night if, say, a longer break or no break would be beneficial to the party atmosphere.

For weddings, you do not need a DJ. We provide recorded music shortly after our sound engineer has the basic equipment setup. We play recorded music in the break and after we have finished. The recorded music can be from our MP3 device or from one you have setup yourself. Please note, we provide recorded music with no extra charge. There is no discount for not having recorded music. The Band arrives with its own sound equipment, sound engineer and lighting. You don’t need to worry about technical details with The Curious LITTLE big Band, as the Band provides the full show under one roof.

Our show is far more interactive than you might expect. It demands more audience participation from the guests whether it’s wearing costumes, hats and props to dancing, singing and even acting out the story in the song (e.g. Delilah – Tom Jones).

See below some typical timings for late evening parties. This is a rough guide and is not set in stone.

19:45 – Sound engineer begins setup
20:15 – Recorded music available if required
21:30 – First Set
22:15 – Break
22:30 – Second Set
23:15 – Finish. Packing up begins. Recorded music if required.


Please consider the Band in your food and drink plans. Members of the Band could be away from home from 4pm to 2am for a typical Saturday evening gig. If you are providing food then please consider adding the Band to your numbers. We prefer to eat during the break or after we have finished the show.

A supply of drinks would be desirable including beer, water, soft drinks, tea & coffee. Please note we are a 7 piece band with a sound engineer and a stage manager/front of house manager (9 people).

Russell Blackaller

“Amazing job, you rocked!”

Looking for bands for hire in Best Western The Gables Hotel? The Curious LITTLE big Band is the premium wedding and function band to hire in the Best Western The Gables Hotel area. Also, one of the best bands to hire for parties, a corporate event, a festival and special occasions requiring audience participation and a theatrical show.

From a family gathering of 100 guests to a festival audience of 2,500 and more, the Band’s versatility, theatricality  and stunning musicianship guarantees you and your guests a fabulous event with the dance music and party music you love.

Dr Howard

Dr Howard


Andy Hughes

Andy Hughes


Martin Milnes

Martin Milnes

Trumpet, Saxophone, Electronic Wind

What makes The Curious LITTLE big Band such a special wedding band? It’s not just their outstanding musicianship or their perfect track record. It’s the Band’s remarkable ability to get the party started right from the first note, something few bands can achieve.

Best Western The Gables Hotel’s best wedding band, The Curious LITTLE big Band skilfully crafts their performance on the night to get the best possible response from your guests. The result is a fun-packed night of dancing for your guests and a fantastically successful and memorable celebration for you.

Henry Blackaller

Henry Blackaller


Rupert Irving

Rupert Irving


“Superb performance every time. Love them!”

Elvis Presley 😉

“Our guests just love you, such a fun night”

The Curious LITTLE big Band


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“You did a great job, they loved it, you held the whole night together.”

The Curious LITTLE big Band

The story so far

From a duo to a full on, interactive, theatrical experience!.

The guys of 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.

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 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) previously Head of Music at Kingshill School but now at Gordano School, Portishead, flexes his muscles on sax, keyboard, guitar and vocals.

In December 2013 the Band became a 5-piece with the addition of bass player Nigel Baylis. Later the bass position was shared with Henry Blackaller, son of Russell. With Henry travelling the world and now at university, Simon Messenger now supplies the groovy bass line.

In the Summer of 2014 Martin Milnes created a “bolt on” horn section with two other musicians. This addition is a rare treat these days and has transformed the sound from action packed to sublime. The horn section is Martin Milnes on Trumpet, Saxophones and Akai EWI 5000, and Howard Rigby on Saxophones. It is now fully integrated into the Band.

Also appearing in our line-up from time to time is our dep drummer Rupert Irving.  Rupert has played several gigs with the Band including Glastonbury Festival 2016. Rupert trained as an opera singer.

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, Simon, Martin and Howard (and sometimes Rupert) 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 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).

The Curious LITTLE big Band


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