Big Band Sundays

Next Events:

Sunday 10th March @ 3.00pm – 5.30pm.

The Hertfordshire Big Band.

Formed in 2003 and based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, this exciting band provides a showcase for reasonably local talent.  In its relatively short life the band has enjoyed a deal of success, including being awarded both Gold and Platinum Standards in heats and finals of The National Concert Band Festival on more than one occasion.  The band has appeared in France & Spain, with invitations to return indicating the levels of entertainment and quality that it offers.  This is a debut appearance at Googlies for The Herts Big Band and we should do our very best to give it the audience and reception that this fine Big Band deserves.

Entrance £8 members, £11 non-members.  There is a 50% reduction for students at all events.


Sunday 14th April @ 3.00pm – 5.30pm

The Urban Big Band

A return by the ensemble that began our involvement with Big Band Music, The Urban Big Band is a meaty, swinging band that provides a varied programme of music from the classic big band era mixed with some more recent compositions and styles.  Always lively, this is a band that obviously enjoys itself and communicates this to its audience, which in turn creates a marvellous afternoon’s musical entertainment.  In addition to all of that, you are highly likely to get the bonus of a vocal or two from the marvellous bassist and vocalist Charlie Pyne.  The Urban is a perennially popular band at Googlies and early booking is recommended.   

Entrance £8 members, £11 non-members.  There is a 50% reduction for students at all events.


Big Band Sundays are usually on the second Sunday of each month at Googlies Jazz Club during the period October / April. Bands appearing include The Urban Big Band, The Jazz Knights Orchestra – Woody Herman tribute band, The Phoenix Big Band and the Ed Puddick Big Band. 

Performances run between 3.00pm and 5.30pm.  The bar is open from lunchtime and there are freshly made, filled baguettes available.

There is a 50% reduction for students.

Reservations Tel: 020 -8350 3541 or Email