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Spanner Big Band back at The Gunners!

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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***

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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

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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

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***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…

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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

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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!

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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!!!

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***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... !!!

THERE IS NO GIG ON 19th OCTOBER DUE TO THE FOOTBALL.

THE BAND WILL NEXT PLAY AT THE GUNNERS ON WEDNESDAY 26TH OCTOBER

Spanner Big Band at The Gunners & The Blues Kitchen this week…

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The Spanner Big Band play The Gunners this Wednesday 5th October (8.30pm start) and The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch on Thursday 6th October (10.30pm start). Both performances are FREE! (photo by Hannah Larkin)

Spanner Big Band news…

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There is no Spanner Big Band gig at The Gunners this week but 2 gigs next week... Wednesday 5th at The Gunners and Thursday 6th at The Blues Kitchen... Oh, and check this out... Andrew Greenaway's Zappa 'Green Genes' album on Cordelia Records is nearly ready for a listen!!! can't wait... !