Word on the Street
Comments & Critiques
"SOUNDS of BUBLÉ is a must-see for any Michael Bublé fan and big band lover. All of the classic Michael Bublé numbers will be performed, such as Cry Me a River, Feeling Good, Haven't Met You Yet and Home, to name just a few. Matt Fisher's uncanny vocals and mannerisms mirror Bublé himself, and along with the tight and crisp sounds of the huge 17 piece Junction 4 Big Band, you will feel you are actually watching a Michael Bublé concert "
Shuffles social dance
On Saturday 26 October 2019 the Junction 4 Big Band played for our Ballroom and Latin Social Dance at Shuffles Dance School. It is difficult to put into words the elation we all felt, dancing to music being created live, rather than the usual CDs. The band were perfect for our event, playing two 45-min sets of strict tempo music with precision and panache. To have a 17-piece band, plus their talented vocalist, was a dream come true and we are already planning to repeat the event in the New Year. The evening certainly had the WOW factor!
On Saturday 8 February 2020 the Junction 4 Big Band returned to play for our Ballroom and Latin Social Dance at Shuffles Dance School. We had really enjoyed our October dance with them, but this dance was even more special. The 17-piece band played two 45-min sets of strict tempo music impeccably, with a wonderful selection of songs and instrumental numbers. To the delight of the dancers they covered the whole range of dances, and at the end everyone wanted to know when the next one would be. The ballroom was buzzing!
ALL JAZZED UP SWING DANCE
"Fabulous performance from the Junction 4 Big Band at our Thames Valley Balboa Festival 2016. The swing dancers enjoyed the music so much we have invited them back for the 2017 Festival" - JEAN
I wanted to email you to say a massive thank you to you and the whole band for a truly magnificent evening of performances. I am still buzzing today from such a fabulous day and have had quite a few wonderful emails from parents saying how much they enjoyed it.
To have live music was a real treat and something I would love to again so I shall definitely stay in touch. The way that we organised it with your idea of the recordings beforehand was superb and just the general vibe and passion of yourselves and my students was magical.
Thank you sooooooo much!
Holly King | Principal | Stagecoach Performing Arts
"If you love American swing music then don’t miss this. This explosive band plays everything from Basie to Ellington, via Buddy Rich and Thad Jones, with plenty of surprises thrown in. A superb tribute to Frank Sinatra by the remarkable Steve Conway."
THE WORSHIPFUL MAYOR OF GUILDFORD
"This is just a short note to endorse my sincere gratitude to you and the band for a truly great night , I am proud to have received so many thanks from guests at the Mayors Ball, I have been asked to thank you all for entertaining us , and my civic office said to say thank you for being so understanding when the time table went "out of the window"
The band were great!! I have not been to a civic dinner when the guests wouldn't go home.
Please thank all the band for me.
My sincere regards" - DAVID ELMS, THE WORSHIPFUL MAJOR OF GUILDFORD
“Combining their inventive sound with a forward-thinking musicality, J4 consistently manage to hit all the right notes. With undeniably unique songs and engaging performances, this is one Jazz Band to keep your eyes (and ears) on.”
Albert Social Club
"Would you please pass our sincere thanks to all members of Junction 4 Big Band for their contributions to our 90th birthday celebrations.
Considering the weather we think we had a very good turnout and the reaction to the band was excellent – apparently you even won over the persons in other bar who were watching the football. They have decided the accompaniment of swing music whilst watching football is very entertaining.
Many thanks once again and congratulations to all members of the band.!" - VAL, SECRETARY, ALBERT SOCIAL CLUB, FLEET
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
"We all thought that Junction 4 Big Band's performance was exceptional on Saturday night with the singers complementing the Band perfectly. The programme of music provided a mix for all tastes and enabled us to stick to our planned timetable whilst enjoying the toe-tapping experience. We have had a lot of excellent audience feedback with some saying that it was the best concert we have organised on behalf of the Hospice and many saying that next time they will bring their friends. Please pass on our appreciation to Seb and the Band and of course to Jeremy and Hazel." - MIKE VINT, FLEET SUPPORT GROUP OF PHYLLIS TUCKWELL HOSPICE CARE