ABOUT

The Steve Price Big Band started out in 1979 as an off-shoot band of the Mumbles Concert Band under the leadership of Steve Price.

Notable players amongst the original band were Laurence Cottle on Bass, Dave Cottle on Piano and Andrew Falvey on Drums.

In early 1981 the Band changed its name to the Soh-Lah Energy Big Band, again under the direction of Steve Price, who also played Lead Trumpet. Soh-Lah Energy Big Band played loads of different gigs such as 40's Night Dances, concerts in the Taliesin Centre at Swansea University and Dylan Thomas Theatre in Swansea. 

Soh-Lah Energy Big Band also competed in the National Concert Band Festival (Big Band Section) in the 1980's at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea receiving a Silver Award for their performance.

In 1995 due to work issues for the M.D. the Band was disbanded.

 

On returning home in 2003 the band was reformed by Lead Alto Sax - Dave Archer, with Steve Price joining as Lead trumpet. The Band was set-up as a reheasal band with the remit of playing challenging big band charts.This band was called The PA Big Band.

In 2008 the Band was taken on by Steve Price as Dave Archer felt unable to continue as M.D. Since then the Band has played at various jazz Clubs in the Swansea area plus other venues such as Parks also for wedding parties and dances. 

 

The Band was renamed as the Steve Price Big Band in 2010 with Steve taking over the M.D.'s job and installing Gethyn Sanders as Lead Trumpet.

 

The band remains a rehearsal band, rehearsing once a month with about 5 to 6 gigs a year, playing challenging and exciting big band charts.

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