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Apollo Big Band

17 piece Swing & Jazz orchestra.         Established 18 Jan 2001.          Based in Stockcross, Berkshire, UK

A wonderful evening of Big Band music with the enticing voice of Steph Richardson singing well known standards, new and old.

Tickets for this show can be purchased online by clicking here

Adults £10.00      Under 16s £5.00 

plus a small booking fee

There will be a pop-up bar in the hall selling wines, spirits beers and nibbles.


* Apollo will shortly be looking to fill the position for  Keyboard/Pianist.

* Apollo is also looking for a Percussionist.

If you are interested please contact the band via our contacts page with details of your experience and MD Les Bruce will get back to you.

This is our socially distanced home recording to celebrate Christmas 2020

The Apollo Big Band: Pre- Covid Times

Introducing The Apollo Big Band

Apollo Big Band

This audio file may not work on mobile devices at the moment.

The Apollo Big Band is available for

functions and concerts

Basie and Miller to Jools Holland and Michael Bublé and Paloma Faith the Apollo Big Band swings with the sounds of the big band era while taking the best from more modern writers and singers. Based in Stockcross near Newbury the band can be seen regularly performing in public, keeping alive the big band sound with originals as well as more contemporary arrangements.

The Apollo Big Band provides fantastic sounds and singers for concerts, weddings and all public and private functions whether concerts, dances or a mixture of these.. We can organise a show, dance or concert to meet your needs.

If you would like hire the band or would like more information please visit our Contact page.

The Apollo Big Band VIDEOS click here and CDs click here

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Forthcoming Gigs

with the Apollo Big Band

These popular shows continue in 2022 on the following dates with vocalists or special guests.: 

Unless otherwise mentioned the shows are at

The Sutton Hall Stockcross

  • 3rd June with singer Steph Richardson 
  • 5th June Stanton Fitzwarren Hotel with Terry Franks
  • 11th June Highclere Church Fete with Terry Franks
  • 8th July with top rate Saxophonist Simon Currie
  • 1st October at the Corn Exchange Newbury with Ellan Mangham
  • 4th November singer TBC
  • 9th  December with singer Jayne Deer 

The Sutton Hall, Church Rd Stockcross, Nr Newbury. Click for map

or use what3words in your satnav app.

(W3W = garlic.tune.still)

Other shows are in planning so check back often for the latest information.