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Album & Play Along

Featuring brand new arrangements by Michael Lamb and some of  the UK's top soloists: Mike Lovatt, Ross Stanley, Polly Gibbons, Mark Nightingale, Bruce Adams, Anthony Strong,

Gareth Lockrane, Alan Barnes and Paul Booth

“…one of the UK’s most effortlessly fluent big bands”

– Jazz Alert

Celebrating 20 years in 2022, Strictly Smokin' Big Band prides itself on versitility: originally rooted in swing, SSBB has evolved into an ensemble also performing new, original and contemporary material.  Its ranks boast the best jazz and commercial musicians the North has to offer.

This album spawned from the band's numerous guest artist appearances across Newcastle-upon-Tyne with an array of the UK's top musicians.  Huge thanks to them all.  There is mention in the CDs booklet about their signifcance on the UK music scene but frankly these guys are some of the best in the world!  Every interaction, rehearsal, gig and recording has been a genuine honour and a pleasure.  Thank you to everyone involved.

All the arrangements featured are by Michael Lamb with titles selected by our guests - more on the tunes in the sleeve.

SSBB and Friends is the final of three crowd-funded albums.  It's been a mammoth task producing them and the musicians have excelled themselves.  Thanks to all those who supported the funder, pre-ordered or purchased this recording.  None of these albums would exist without your support.

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Available to purchase or download:

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Also available to purchase/ stream:

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  • Apple Music
  • Tidal


Be the featured soloist with Strictly Smokin' Big Band

Play along tracks for all instruments, including voice, available from our store...


All the charts from Strictly Smokin' & Friends, plus more SSBB arrangements for full band, vocalist and for featured soloist.

All available at Sheet Music Direct

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