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span’nər-tāte spring gigs galore

span'nər-tāte are revving up for Festival Moo-ah 2017 with some London gigs: Monday 27th March @ The Waverley Arms 202 Ivydale Rd, London SE15 3BU Time TBC Thursday 30th March @ Biddle Bros 88 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0QR Time TBC Friday 31st March @ Festival Moo-ah 2017The Raven Hotel 63 Rockingham Rd, Corby NN17 1AG And of course you can always swing by and see us busking at Euston Station courtesy of Busk in London Friday 24th March 5pm - 7pm Thanks to Gabri Delic for the picture!

Next Spanner Big Band gig is at The Gunners on Wednesday March 29th (no gig this week on 22nd)

Spanner Big Band at The Gunners

This Wednesday, The Spanner Big Band return to The Gunners for another great night night! New tunes every time we play as well as some old classics and some more experimental and original music. 8.30pm start... FREE!!!

In other news, spannertate are busy preparing for the show at the Moo-Ah Festival in Corby on 31st March and busking on the streets of London. Spannerman are rehearsing old and new material in preparation for the show at The Puffin Festival on 30th April. Spanner Jazz Punks are in the last stages of mixing the much overdue 2nd album, 'We Are Not Alone'

Spanner Big Band back at The Gunners!


The Spanner Big Band return to the, 'Almost Every Wednesday' residency at The Gunners on 11th January. A new year, a new President, more chaos in the world... lots of inspiration for creativity... an old sofa with loads of new, as yet, unplayed music... and some new originals too...

***Happy New Year from spannerhq***


2017 starts at spannerhq with a performance  by The Spanner Big Band on Thursday 5th at The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch. On stage 10.30-11.30. FREE! The band will return to The Gunners on 11th January for the 'Almost Every Wednesday' gigs... spannertate have now got their busking licenses and will be appearing at various London stations and on the Southbank. The next major show for spannertate is at the 'Moo-Ah Festival' in Corby on 31st March. Spanner Jazz Punks have a couple of shows lined up for later in the year and are in the final days of recording and mixing the second album, 'We Are Not Alone'... Spannerman reconvene after their successful gig at The Bird's Nest... more gigs to follow...

Spannerman at The Bird’s Nest


After 23 years since the last gig, Spannerman return to play at The Bird's Nest in Deptford. Expect some music from back in the day as well as music from the Jazz Punks repertoire. On stage around 8.30pm. FREE!!!

The last big band gig of the year. Festive Special at The Gunners


***The Spanner Big Band*** will play at The Gunners this coming Wednesday 21st December. Join us for a festive end of year show! Music starts at 8.30pm... FREE!!...

… Back at the Gunners…


This Wednesday 7th December, The Spanner Big Band are back at The Gunners after 2 weeks break... seems like an age... Looking forward to getting back intro the swing... and it's Pete's Birthday!.... Music from 8.30pm... FREE entry.... The band will play the 14th and 21st too..

The Spanner Big Band at the Islington Proms


This concert on Saturday 12th November is one not to miss! The Spanner Big Band will play on the last night of The Islington Proms in the amazing, St James' Church, Prebend Street, N1. The band have a specially compiled programme including the sublime music of Kenny Wheeler and a one off performance of the 'Gunslinging Bird Suite' reflecting the current state of affairs across the pond... with music by the great Charles Mingus as well as original compositions and arrangements. £10/8. You can buy tickets here: Islington Prom

CD review in London Jazz News!


Check out the review or the Spanner Big Band album here at London Jazz News. You can buy the album here: 'Live' at The Gunners for £10 or you can pick one up at a gig for £5. The band play at The Gunners on October 26th, then November 2nd, 9th and 16th... The band also have a show at St James' Church, N1 on November 12th as part of the Islington Proms. You can get tickets to this event here: Islington Prom.  

10 years old today!!!


***Today*** 10 years ago.... a bag of music... a room in Tufnell Park... a bunch of great musical people... and a heap of enthusiasm... the birth of The Spanner Big Band/Spanner Jazz Punks- conjoined... what a fab time it has been... and looking like lots more fun ahead... !!!