The PM Big Band

County Armagh's Answer to Swing

We, The PM Big Band, are a classic Big/Swing Band. We were formed in 2003, are based in Portadown, and operate mainly in Counties Armagh and Down, although we sometimes go further afield. We play Swing, R&B, and big band arrangements of pop standards from the past thirty or forty years. We are in it for the enjoyment - nothing beats the excitement of playing in such a large ensemble.


What's our Lineup Saxophones Full Section - Altos, Tenors, and Baritone
Trumpets Full Section - and sometimes Flugelhorn
Trombones Full Section - Tenors and Bass
Rhythm Full Section - Piano, Keys, Guitar, Bass and Drums
Vocalist A Great Singer to top it all off


What do we Play? Classic Swing Classic Vocals
  • Glen Miller
  • Tommy Dorsey
  • Count Basie
  • Duke Ellington
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Dean Martin
  • Nat 'King' Cole
R&B Modern Swing
  • BB King
  • Wilson Picket
  • Michael Buble
  • Paul Anka


Where do we Play? Portadown The Town Hall and The Civic Centre
Armagh The Market Place Theatre
Lisburn Island Art's Centre
Cookstown Burnavon Theatre
Newcastle Slieve Donard
Ards Mount Stewart
Belfast The Ulster Hall and The Odyssey Arena
Plus Golf Clubs, Hockey Clubs, Church Halls...
Too numerous to mention each by name