Tall Ships North Sea Regatta Blyth

We played our biggest Gig to date featuring on the impressive main stage as part of the celebrations to mark the Tall Ships North Sea Regatta making port in Blyth.


Fears that there may not be enough room on stage for our big big band proved unfounded with an amazing stage and sound rig.

Sadly time was tight but we played a great set to an appreciative audience once our MD had concluded a brief coach tour of Blyth and managed to join us.


Hear we see Mr Moocher himself with Barbara (no relation) Hignett performing ‘Minnie the Moocher’



MacArthur Park is a band favourite showing off our talented soloists, and in particular Alastair Lord on Flugel



and Heidi Griffin on Tenor Sax


Thanks as always to ‘BeBop Spoken Here’ for a great write up of our slot

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Tall Ships Day Two
It’s the first time I’ve heard the Tyne Valley Big Band. Bigger than the SSBB and unbelievably well turned out for such a hot day. A better performance than by some professional bands with some fantastic solos.
Lost for words to say how good they were
Sorry pic from the mobile phone does not show much of the band but just lots of happy punters.



Thanks to Noah Knapton for the off stage photos and Juliet Williams for her ‘In Flight’¬†photo below.





A special day for TVBB