A Black Tie BIG band experience
with 2-course supper

Cholsey Great Hall, Wallingford OX10 9GW

Saturday, 12th October 2024
Doors open 7:15pm

Tickets from £40.00* on the
Cholsey Great Hall website

* booking charges apply.

7:30pm - 10:30pm

The Cutting Edge Big Band will be delivering a mix of Rat-Pack songs interlaced with quality dance tracks and sophisticated vocal ballads, including I Get a Kick Out of You and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

The 18-piece band will play while you eat and then we will set up a dance floor for you to swing the night away! It promises to be a fabulous evening not to be missed.

This is a Black Tie event at the Cholsey Great Hall, Wallingford OX10 9GW, UK. Doors open 7.15pm. Band onstage 8pm. Approx end time 10.30pm

Tickets are limited. Online booking essential.

To book visit the Cholsey Great Hall website.

“The Cutting Edge Big Band delivers a stylish and exciting, big-band sound”

Beautiful melodies and joyously
toe-tapping rhythms from
serious musicians who love playing


Whether wistful ballads or stomping dance numbers, this is classy entertainment in a variety of settings, with a set list tailored to every event.

The repertoire is rooted in the classic swing era of the '30s and '40s. Those days of romance: glamour, moonshine and tuxedos, the excitement of Harlem and invention of wild, new dance crazes. Think wartime tunes made famous by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Glenn Miller.

Then there are the mid-century classics that everyone knows - Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Dean Martin; and even the occasional tune from Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Billy Joel, or the achingly cool Astrud Gilberto. Great melodies that have been sung by everyone from Rod Stewart to Michael Bublé to Robbie Williams.


Including 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, full rhythm section, and fabulous band leader. Also featuring guest vocals for added swing.


We perform day or night at charity, corporate, private and civic events, including weddings, dinner-dances, gala events, landmark openings, even at riverside pub gardens on balmy summer afternoons.


The band is now led by Chris Macklow, a man of easy vintage charm and smooth sophistication. His apparently laid-back style hides a ruthless attention to detail.


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The Cutting Edge Big Band pictured at the Westgate, Oxford on November 11th 2017.

Many thanks to Steve Foster for the pictures and Steve White for the audio recording.

Many thanks to Steve White for the audio recordings.

Cutting Edge Big Band performing at the opening of the Westgate Centre, Oxford.

Lindy hop dancers at the Winter Lights Festival in Witney, Oxfordshire.



Friday, 12th Oct 2024
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Cholsey Great Hall
Wallingford OX10 9GW, UK
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