BUJO at the Victoria Rooms (2/26/2015) - The latest concert in the lunchtime series saw the mighty BOOJ entertain a packed auditorium for an hour of exciting horn-shredding jazz. Singers Lydia Bell, Juliet Temko and Tommy Down each took a number, performing Orange Coloured Sky, I Just Wanna Make Love To You and Feeling Good respectively. The band produced a huge sound[...]
Alumni Foundation Keyboard gets First Outing (2/10/2015) - Itchy Feet Exeter saw the first outing for BigBandSoc’s brand-spanking new keyboard and amp, bought with money from the Alumni Foundation. Playing to a capacity crowd both inside and outside Timepiece, their set went down a storm. BigBandSoc would like to thank The Alumni Foundation for their contribution towards this new equipment.
BUJO and The Bristol Hornstars at the Anson Rooms! (11/17/2014) - Saturday 15th saw the Anson Rooms and STA play host to a fantastic night of live music from BUJO, Easy Grease, The Feelgood Experiment and The Bristol Hornstars. BUJO kicked off the evening in style, with débuts for new conductor Paddy Pamment and vocalists Juliet, Lydia and Tommy. With an eclectic set of funk, swing[...]
Big Band in Barcelona (7/1/2014) - 2014 marks Hornstars and BUJO’s week-long tour to Barcelona, where we played a variety of venues including the Richmond International School, the Barcelona Maritime Museum and the Padralbes Centre. Unofficially sponsored by Don Simon Sangria.
BUJO take a dramatic victory in the annual Boojstar cup match (6/9/2014) - Despite considerable tantrums from the Hornstars red team, the BUJO blues took a 4-3 victory in a brutal game of sporting mediocrity. The sequel will take place on tour in Barcelona, where the Hornstars can try to reclaim their dubious 2013 victory.
New Committee (5/11/2014) - With the AGM and conductors’ auditions now both out of the way, we can now announce the full new committee who will be taking over next year! The future of Big Band Society will be in the hands of: Paul Smith – President Henry Binning – Treasurer Greg Oxenham – Hornstars conductor Paddy Pamment –[...]
Hornstars play the O2 Academy (12/13/2013) - Smack bang in the middle of their hectic Christmas gig schedule, involving gigs at the Royal West of England Academy of Art, the Big Chill Bar, and a splattering of student halls, the Hornstars played the Bristol O2 Academy for SCORE – the University’s biggest sports night. **EDIT 19/02/2014** A recording of this gig is[...]
BigBandSoc and Warwick Big Band take over the Anson Rooms! (11/25/2013) - On November 23rd, Hornstars, BUJO, and special guests Warwick Big Band stormed the Anson Rooms – providing a full on night of foot-tapping jazz and hard-grooving funk. The first gig of the new year for BUJO, and the second of the year for Hornstars – this was a prime opportunity to publicly show off the[...]
Hornstars and BUJO at the Valamar Jazz Festival (7/28/2013) - Wrapping up this year’s tour of Croatia, both bands played the Valamar Jazz Festival – a big calendar event situated in and around Poreč, on the coast.
BigBandSoc land in Croatia (7/28/2013) - The big society kicks off its fittingly big tour in Croatia with an open jam in the accommodation! Croatians were entertained, and all was well.