when Bex met Bex...
The bb Collective started life as a 6 piece band, set up in 2007 when we met each other singing with another group. We quickly realised there was an opportunity for us to set up our own band to fill a gap in the market for a classy, cool, non-cheesy but fun functions band that would focus on working with couples to create a perfect mix of music for their big day. The bb Collective band was born, a 6 piece line up of musicians that we put together after many auditions and jam sessions. We became very busy very quickly and in our first year we got over 100 gigs under our belts including events in Scotland, France and Istanbul. We extended the main band to an 8 piece outfit, enabling us to bring in a fantastic brass section and play soul tunes as they were meant to be played. Over the next few years we played all over the world for a huge range of events - from International awards ceremonies for thousands of guests to intimate weddings, live gigs in London clubs to celebrity parties.
Over the years running the band and working as singers on the circuit, we met and played with lots of fantastic musicians. We soon started being asked to put together unique bands for events where the clients had specific requirements - a 12 piece band for a large corporate party or a solo vocalist to sing at a wedding reception. With our huge contact list of musicians we were ideally placed to recommend exactly the right players for the job, along with suggestions of what they should play and how the music should fit into the event as a whole.
We realised that The bb Collective had evolved into a music agency, able to offer the advantages that an agency can - dependability, back up plans if a musician is unwell, guaranteed quality of the acts - along with the personal service you find when working directly with bands. We know and have performed with every musician we send out for a job - something that almost no other agency in the UK can offer. We have created each of the acts we manage and frequently work with them all ourselves to maintain the quality and consistency. We also want to ensure that each event gets the perfect line up of musicians, factoring in our clients' musical tastes and what part they want the music to play during their event. Usually one of us will be there in person on the day as a singer but when we are not we have a number of "band leaders" that know all the details of the event and will be our client's point of contact during our time on site.
We are excited to be able to offer a totally bespoke service to our clients while also keeping the quality of the music at the heart of everything we do. We would love to have a chat through your ideas and see what we can offer to turn your event into one that will be talked about for years to come.
Bex and Bex x