Chris Coull is an arranger and jazz composer based in Hove, East Sussex. His South Coast Big Band is a suavely arranged combination that brings all the sounds of a large scale big band into a compact 8 piece jazz ensemble. The band play a wide variety of big band classics such as “Lady Is A Tramp” “Let There Be Love” “In The Mood” to name just a few. With over 150 arrangements their repertoire is suitable for everything from dancing, to background dinner sets and everything in between.
Chris is a trumpeter and pianist as well as being a band leader for 15 years. The importance of professionalism, timeliness, dress codes and flexibility are as important to him as musically adept bandsman-ship that can just as easily enthral and excite as it can blend into the backdrop of any high society function.
The band is available at its full size or with various smaller combinations depending on the client needs.
During his career The Chris Coull Bid Band have played for Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, Lord Mandleson, Crowne Prince Haakon, to name a few of the band’s more well known clients. They have toured all over the world including events as far afield as Qatar, Dubai, Kuwait, Thailand and individually their members are regulars at UK summer venues such as “Appleby Jazz” and “Love Supreme Jazz Festival”
Repertoire for South Coast Jazz Big Band – Composed or made famous by;
(Please note this is not our full repertoire – if you have any requests not listed please let us know)
Big Band Jazz Female Vocals;
Summertime, Let There Be Love, L.O.V.E. U, , As Time Goes By, Fever, Fly Me To The Moon, Lady Is A Tramp It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Girl From Ipanema, Almost Like Bring In Love, Alright OK You Win, Blue Moon, Chatanooga Choo Choo, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Don’t Know Why, Everytime We Say Goodbye, I’m In The mood For Love, How Insensitive, Orange Coloured Sky, That’s Sabotage, Moon River, Shiny Stockings, Something Stupid, When I Fall In Love
Big Band Jazz Male Vocals; Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Cheek To Cheek, Come Fly With Me, A Foggy Day, Something Stupid, Minnie The Moocher (Plus many of the female vocal songs above)
Sway, Feeling Good, For Once In My Life, Cry Me A River, Let there Be Love, Call Me Irresponsible, Everything, Georgia On My Mind, I Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Hollywood, Home, I’m Your Man, Me and Mrs Jones, Moondance, Save the Last Dance For Me, Crazy Little thing Called Love, Fever, Try A Little Tenderness
Big Band Instrumental Classics;
In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String Of Pearls, Take The A Train, Caravan, Little Brown Jug, Pink Panther Theme, James Bond Theme, Take Five, Peter Gunn Theme.
Soul / Motown additional for dancing set;
Sweet Home Chicago, Brick house, Do You Love Me?, How Sweet It Is, I Feel Good, Jailhouse Rock, Knock On Wood, Midnight hour, Mustang Sally, My Girl, I Don’t Wanna Go To Re-Hab, Sir Duke, Superstition, Sweet Soul Music, Valerie (plus many more!)