Echo Four Two Big Band is a full sized big band (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 dances)
  • 1940s music and themed events – wartime weekend events, hangar dances etc
  • Vintage flapper parties – fancy a Downton Abbey theme? We’re the perfect band!
  • Rat-Pack swing & jazz nightclub parties

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.

To make a booking enquiry

Please Email the band
Or just call us:
01423 569817


It’s very helpful, if you can provide some outline details about your event too!
for example: Is it for a Dance, Conference or themed event.

Paul, our band manager (and one of our trombonists) will be delighted to help you.

If you are coming to hear us play and would like to make a special request for a favourite song or special piece of music, why not email us a few days before with the name of the piece and why it is special to you, and we’ll do our very best to fit it into our programme.