With a repertoire spanning pop, soul, swing, jazz and dance music, Contrast is a top quality function band, which can run from a six-piece to ten-piece line-up. The original Contrast was formed in 1982 by three of its current members, when they served together in the Band of the Royal Marines aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. Since leaving the Royal Marines in 1987, the band has been augmented with additional professional musicians and female vocalists to become the versatile and impressive group it is today.
Our recordings of Contrast feature the nine-piece band, but give a good idea of the sound of the smaller and larger line-ups. Our pricing for the band is based on the six-piece line-up of keyboards, bass, drums, trombone, female vocalist and a choice of guitar, saxophone or trumpet.
The band’s line-up and professionalism mean that it can authentically re-create a wide range of musical styles. These include Glen Miller swing, chart hits of the sixties through to the nineties, and a wide variety of dance music from foxtrots to jive.
With its versatile line-up and wide repertoire, Contrast has played at weddings, balls, parties, Bar Mitzvahs, corporate events and other engagements, mainly around the south of England, where the band is based. The band usually plays for around two hours and brings its own high quality PA and lighting systems. CDs or tapes can be played through the PA system during the band’s breaks.