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
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
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".
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.
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.
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 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.
here are a selection of the types of bands that we can supply:
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.
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.
you require, we can also book a celebrity for you from our
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.