We are an eighteen-piece big band, playing classic tunes from the swing era and arrangements of more contemporary tunes. Our repertoire includes songs made famous by the giants of jazz; including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong.
Swing music is great to dance to, and we frequently fill the floor at our gigs. We typically offer a balanced set, mixing in a few slower tunes to give the dancers a rest between songs. We also offer some funk and blues, to spice things up a little.
We are an amateur band based in South London. Our players have plenty of experience performing, and a love of swing music. We encourage our players to practise at home to ensure the best use of time at the weekly band rehearsals. We also hope that most of the players will already be very competent players, but we will also look to accommodate anyone who is very keen to improve, because we were all given the opportunity at one time.
The Fabulous Honeys is different from all other bands. If you want to be involved then join at the start before all the places are taken. We aim to create a buzz, and put a smile on everyone’s face.
We rehearse at Herne Hill United Church, London SE24 9PW, which is at the top of Red Post Hill, at the junction with Denmark Hill. Buses 68 and 468 stop on Denmark Hill and the P4 stops on Red Post Hill. Street parking is available, though limited close to the church.
You are welcome to come along to one of our rehearsals to try us out, or speak to us after one of our gigs.
Membership is by subscription.