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Lizzie Newbery & The Big Beat is the definitive live band, every musician being a master of their instrument and a born entertainer, making this group one of the most sizzling, swinging, and versatile in the country. Featuring the fresh and fruity style of Lizzie's vocals and the novelty of vocal duets with trumpeter Ben, whether playing jazz ballads, swinging jive or raunchy funk and pop classics, this band swings like you won't believe.

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Personnel
The band can be booked as anything from a sophisticated trio (piano, bass, trumpet / sax / vocals) for background music, to the full roaring power of an 8 piece (piano, bass, drums, guitar, vocals, trumpet, sax, trombone).

Testimonials
"Many, many thanks to you and the band for a great gig last Saturday. It was great stuff and you read your audience superbly. The plaudits have been flooding in.  And you got people out to dance who I'd never believe would get out there! Hope there's a next time. "
- C.R. Summertown Choral Soc. Oxford

"I cannot thank you enough for the great job you did at our wedding. I've never seen a band read the audience so well, and you really made the whole evening special for me and my new husband! I would recommend you to anyone... "
- Annabel, Hampshire

"Ben and his talented band are fantastic and we whole-heartedly recommend them; they provided the perfect musical backdrop to our wedding evening celebrations, quickly had everyone up and dancing (including our vicar!) and played with great skill, energy and humour. Everyone at the wedding, including a friend who is a professional musician, commented that the band were one of the best they had ever seen. Before the wedding Ben spent time talking with us about the set list to make sure it fitted our tastes and the band learnt to play a perfect rendition of our first dance song. Thank you again for providing such wonderful music and entertainment."
- Michael and Angela, Oxfordshire

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Experience
Between them the members of the band have played and recorded with , Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Imelda May, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, the Puppini Sisters, Ali Campbell, Lianne Carol, the Humphrey Littleton Jazz Band, Jacqui Dankworth, Bad Manners, Rita Marley, The Wailers, Gary Kemp, Glenn Tilbrook, the Spice Girls, Pete Doherty, Art Farmer, Wild Bill Davidson, Kylie Minogue, Simon le Bon, Kenny Davern, Kenny Ball, Leee John, etc etc... For a full list, we would need a bigger website!

Repertoire
Here are just a few of the tunes we do. If you don't see what you want just let us know and we can probably arrange it for you:

Jazz:

Besame mucho
Cheek to cheek
Come fly with me
I get a kick out of you
In these shoes
Is you is
Just one of those things
My baby just cares for me
Our love is here to stay
Perhaps
Something stupid
Stompin' at the savoy
Sway
Time after time
What a wonderful world


Jive:

Ain't nobody here but us chickens
Buona sera
Just a gigolo / I ain't got nobody
Nothing's too good for my baby
Route 66
Straighten up and fly right
Tu vo fa l'americano

Pop:

American boy
Blame it on the boogie
Can't take my eyes off of you
Forget you
I feel good
I feel the earth move
My boy lollipop
Perfect
Reet petite
Signed, sealed, delivered
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Take another piece of my heart
Tutti frutti
Woolly bully
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