There are over 120 musicians currently members of the SUBB Group. They all have one thing in common - a love of live music making and a desire to be the best that they can be. Membership is drawn from all walks of life, professional musicians, doctors, teachers, students, even professional ebayers!
Musicians are generally attached to one band, but some members do appear in several groups.
Swing Unlimited Big Band - the core & original band of the group, a traditional 17-20-piece Big Band with license to play music from an Unlimited repertoire. Having been together since 2001, SUBB combine superb technique and stylistic versatility with great overall entertainment value - the Daddy of the SUBB Group!
Swing Unlimited Community Big Band - this vast band is made up of keen, local amateur musicians who meet regularly to learn, rehearse & perform the repertoire of big band music from the Unlimited SUBB library.
SUBB Zero - a 9-piece band giving the younger members of the SUBB Group the opportunity to gain performance experience. Fusing Jazz with the Caribbean rhythms of Regae, Ska, Mento and Calypso. Inspired by Gary Crosby OBE and his "Jazz Jamaica" group.
McKie Quintet - a very cool group, taking inspiration from the Modern Jazz groups of the post-bop 1950's, looking over their shoulders to John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and Wes Montgomery - to name just a few of the great modern jazz icons.
Swing Unlimited Dance Band - "Dedicated to Dance", this 14-17-piece dance band specialises in playing for all dancers of ballroom, latin, jive and more. Ideal for social and fun dance or serious strict-tempo events.