OPUS ONE first swung its way onto the dance floors of Britain on May 9 1983, and it has been helping the world to party ever since! Originally started to celebrate the music of the 1940s, OPUS ONE soon carved itself a niche creating unique themed events and it was not long before the band was being specifically requested by corporate giants such as BP and Glaxo for their special events.

Since those early days, OPUS ONE has gone from strength to strength, branching out to cover all aspects of the music business. OPUS ONE MUSIC SERVICES prides itself on its years of experience providing top-quality bespoke entertainment for all.

The Opus One Big Band

OPUS ONE BIG BAND has rightly been able to boast that over the years it has played at some of the most prestigious Glenn Miller 40's functions, having been featured at all of the major 50th Anniversary of World War II commemorations, including working for the American Air Force, RAF Museum, Duxford Air Museum, North Weald Aerodrome, Bletchley Park Museum, Imperial War Museum, "Stage Door Canteen" Royal Albert Hall, Bedford Corn Exchange - Home of the original Glenn Miller Orchestra in WWII. OPUS ONE has played at every Jitterbug Ball since the start and was commissioned to perform at the RAF's official 60th Anniversary commemoration of "The Battle of Britain".

OPUS ONE prides itself on its accuracy at these 40's events using genuine US Air Force uniforms WWII vintage, sandbags, old microphones, WWII "Stars & Stripes" flags and a collection of genuine 40's arrangements, many of them unique to us.

 Opus One Big Band at the RAF Battle of Britain Commemoration

At these 40's events OPUS ONE feature our very own Artie Shaw, super sax & clarinnetist Ronnie Findon plus Alan Boynton, one of the UK's top Big Band drummers ex Joe Loss plus a host of other superb musicians.

We have worked with many stars including Dennis Lotis, The Beverley Sisters, Joan Regan, Helen Shapiro, Humphrey Lyttelton, Max Bygraves and the famous American vocalist Maragret Whiting in many of the UK's premier venues

The Opus One Big Band on parade at North Weald

Over the years, OPUS ONE MUSIC SERVICES has supplied everything from a solo singer for church recitals through string quartets and Ceili bands right through to piano-vocalists and jazz groups, never forgetting the fabulous OPUS ONE BIG BAND itself, playing its own unique selection of wonderful dance music running all the way from Glenn Miller to the Spice Girls.

Listed here are a selection of the types of bands that we can supply:

Roaring 20's Bands - Glenn Miller Bands - 40's Bands - String Orchestras - String Quartets - Hot Club de Paris Jazz Band - Society Jazz Orchestras - Balalaika Bands - Modern Jazz Bands - Traditional Jazz Bands - Solo Piano Vocalists - Ceili Bands - Function Bands - Vocal Duo's - Barber Shop Quartet - Scottish/Irish Pipers - Jazz Violin Duo - Sitar Bands.

Most of the acts can play for dancing or concerts indoors or outside. Some are portable units, others are not. We are also able to organise your event for you. We have a vast experience  of organising music festivals, special celebrations, company functions, theme nights - the list is endless.

If you require, we can also book a celebrity for you from our many contacts.

OPUS ONE regards every event as a special occasion and can tailor your celebrtion to exact personal requirements. Whether you are organising a Jewish wedding, a corporate event, a retirement party or an 18th birthday, why not contact us to discuss your individual needs, safe in the guarantee of a night to remember.

email: info@opusonebigband.com