Echo Four Two Big Band is an 18-piece band line up with excellent guest feature vocalists.
We remain as Yorkshire’s longest continuous running and most versatile big band.

The band is based and rehearses most weeks in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Our players live across the North of England, and Echo 42 is happy to travel to any event or function, and promise to give you in the very best live music entertainment.

Our specialities are:

  • Swing era music and big band concerts
  • Dance events & festivals (including strict tempo or swing dancing)
  • 1940s music and themed events – wartime weekend events, hangar dances etc
  • Vintage 1920s or 30s themed parties – Downton Abbey or the Halcyon shows ? We’re the perfect band!
  • Rat-Pack swing & jazz nights

We can even provide a “small band” within a band, for pre-event receptions, and can also provide a full disco package for an after event party, if required. So we can offer the perfect bespoke entertainment package for your event.

Echo Four Two band have provided musicians for film and television work and are available for private functions. Please visit our Contact page for more details.

You may have seen us on the Big Screen in the 2015 film “A Royal Night Out” dressed an an British Army dance band.
Click here to see the band in the official movie trailer.

Perhaps you have already seen the band in their vintage RAF uniforms at one of the UK’s many 1940s events.
You can see and hear he band in this short video.