The Big Thrill

A ’30s and ’40s, “Big Chill” era band.

Artist Bio

As you may well know, it’s difficult when you are working within a budget to find one ensemble that is capable of playing the many different kinds of music that your people want to hear and enjoy. Having spent a combined total of seventy-five years in this aspect of the music business, the BIG THRILL may be just the answer to your entertainment woes. Comprised of seven talented instrumentalists and a lovely, silken-voiced singer, the BIG THRILL can provide your function with hours of memorable entertainment. Ranging from the toe-tapping standards of the 30’s and 40’s, through the pulsating rhythm and blues beat of the “Big Chill’ era, and culminating with today’s top contemporary sounds.

Perhaps the most important feature of the band is the ability to determine what types of music the crowd would like to hear, (based on audience requests, the amount of people dancing, general reaction to the material, etc.) And once that is determined, to keep the variety such that people of all ages are not left wishing they had played more of “their” kind of music. The BIG THRILL’S ability to o this is what contributes to the over-whelming success of the group.

Some folks want that big band sound. Others want to rock ‘n roll. Some don’t want to dance at all. They just want to watch the show! What do you do when the heat’s on you? call to please them all? Sound like you need the BIG THRILL.


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Song List

Partial Song List

Top 40/Classic Hits

At This Moment
Beach Boys Medley
(California Girls/Surfin’ U.S.A.)
“Big Chill” Medley (My Girl/Good Lovin’/Tracks Of My Tears
Blues Brothers Medley (Gimme Some Lovin’/Tracks Of My Tears)
Build Me Up, Buttercup
Dance To The Music
Didn’t We Almost Have It All
Doobie Brothers Medley(Long Train Runnin’/China Grove)
Feel Like Making Love
Fifties Medley(Rock Around The Clock/Rockin’ Robin)
Freeway Of Love
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Heartache Tonight
Heart Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Heat Is On
Heat Wave
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Honky Tonk Woman
How Will I Know?
I Got The Music In Me
I’m So Excited
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Jailhouse Rock
Johnny B. Goode
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Killing Me Soflty
Leroy Brown
Louie, Louie
Man In The Mirro
Natural Woman
Old Time Rock And Roll
Pink Cadillac
Proud Mary
Roll With It
The Rose
Savin’ All My Love For You
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Still Rock ‘N’ Roll To Me
Stuck On You
Takin’ Care Of Business
Temptation Eyes
Tumblin’ Dice
Under The Boardwalk
Way We Were
Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

“Authentic” Big Band Sound

April In Paris
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
In The Mood
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Mood Indigo
Moonlight Serenade
With These Songs, We Use Special Arrangements That Enable Our 8-Piece Band To Sound Like An Authentic 16-Piece Big Band, Complete With Band Stands, Lights…The Whold Nin Yards!

Instrumental Dance Medleys

Danny Davis (Country)Medley-Wabash Cannonball/Foggy Mtn. Breakdown/Orange Blossom Special
Jobim (Bossa Nova) Medley-Meditation/The Girl From Ipanema
Rock ‘N Roll Medley-Ailhouse Rock/Rock Around The Clock/Johnny B. Goode
“2 Beat” Medley-Ain’t She Sweet/Yes Sir, That’s My Baby/Baby Face/Five Foot Two/Mame/Hello Dolly/Mack The Knife
Fox Trot Medley #1-Side By Side/Sunny Side Of The Street
Fox Trot Medley #2-Please, Release Me/ Tiny Bubbles
Sing A Long Medley-Those Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine/Oh, You Beautiful Doll/Goody, Goody/Shine On, Harvest Moon
Waltz Medley#1-Daisy (Bicycle Built For Two)Flying Trapeze/The Band Played On
Waltz Medley #2-Let Me Call You Sweetheart/Tennessee Waltz