A la’al bit about us

Who We Are

La’al” (pronounced Lahl) in the Cumbrian dialect means little, which might seem a bit of a misnomer for a nineteen-piece band but where we come from almost everything is preceded by “la’al”. Indeed, this is in itself a curiosity given that our valley Wasdale has England’s biggest liar, highest mountain and deepest lake. We thought we’d be no exception!

The La’al Big Band was formed in April 2011 by a group of like-minded musicians to provide West Cumbria and the Lake District with its own jazz/swing orchestra. The band is a nineteen-piece ensemble including male and female vocalists, providing music from the golden age of the big bands right up to the current day, with both classic and contemporary arrangements.

What We Do

Entertaining, versatile and professional, we specialise in weddings, functions and corporate events and have performed at numerous theatres, hotels and festivals. We take great pride in delivering a high quality product to our clients at an affordable price, with our performance being tailored to suit your requirements. We also offer an engaging and entertaining two hour show “The Best of the Big Bands” which charts the history of the big band genre through notable bandleaders, arrangements and performers. More information about our show can be found HERE.

For information about how to hire The La’al Big Band for your event please see the “Contact Us” page of the website.