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The Cutting Edge Big Band at the Tap Social, Botley, OX2 0LX

1 December @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm

£10.00 – £12.50

The Cutting Edge Big Band at the Tap Social Movement, Botley

A night of fabulous, energetic swing music from one of Oxford’s most exciting big bands. 19 musicians in full flow will have you foot-tapping at the very least, and more likely swinging and twirling!
After two sell-out shows and a couple of lockdowns we’re thrilled to be back at Tap Social. With a robust mission for social justice, Tap is famous for oozing cool and serving criminally good craft beer.
Tasty street food will be available from a food truck stationed outside.
Tickets On Sale from 6pm Friday 29th October at https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BHZS
• General Admission – Full Price Individual ticket @ £12.50
• Group Ticket – Save £10 when you buy 4 Full Price tickets @ £40.00
• Early Bird Ticket – Buy before 11.50pm on 5th November @ £10 (subject to availability)
Proof of COVID status will be required on entry – don’t panic! – we’ll send you all the details


About Us
An 18-piece, Oxford-based jazz orchestra reproducing the exciting sounds of the big band era; playing magical songs from the 40s

The Cutting Edge Big Band has a stylish and exciting sound – beautiful melodies and joyously toe-tapping rhythms from serious musicians who love playing.
Whether wistful ballads or stomping dance numbers, this is classy entertainment in a variety of settings, with a set list tailored to every event.
The repertoire is rooted in the classic swing era of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Those days of romance: glamour, moonshine and tuxedos, the excitement of Harlem and invention of wild, new dance crazes. Think wartime tunes made famous by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Glenn Miller.
Then there are the mid-century classics that everyone knows – Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Dean Martin; and even the occasional tune from Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Billy Joel, or the achingly cool Astrud Gilberto. Great melodies that have been sung by everyone from Rod Stewart to Michael Buble to Robbie Williams …
The band has been performing since 1982 and is now led by Chris Macklow, a man of easy vintage charm and smooth sophistication. His apparently laid-back style hides a ruthless attention to detail.
It’s a 18-piece line-up, consisting of 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, piano, guitar, bass and drums – with guest vocals from Kim Osmond available for added swing.
The band have performed at all times of day and night at charity, corporate, private and civic events: weddings, dinner-dances, golf clubs, for church hall dances, and in a riverside pub garden on balmy summer afternoons.

Check out the highlights of our Little Milton Concert.



1 December
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
£10.00 – £12.50
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The Tap Social Taproom, Botley
Unit 27 Curtis Industrial Estate, North Hinksey Lane
Oxford, OX2 0LX Oxford
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