Big House are an established 5-piece band based in Arundel, playing their own unique style of jazz-funk-groove-afro-latin mash-up. Predominant in their own extensive catalogue of original tunes and subversive interpretations are melody, groove and excitement. Their tunes are instantly catchy and the interplay and empathy between musicians leads without fail to an exhilarating live performance.
The band comprises
Mike Carey on piano
Mike Comber on double bass
Stephen Cass on drums and percussion
Paul Hodgson on tenor sax and flute
David Hepworth on trumpet and flugel
The debut album, Freedom, features several guest artists
Raul D'Oliveira on trumpet and flugel
Clare Nicholas on accordion
Phil Gravett on guitar
Jon Wigg on violin
The second album, Love In The Time Of Corona was written and recorded by the piano, bass and drums trio during and between the lockdowns resulting from the pandemic.
The third album band is a live recording of "Ellington", the musical theatre production that featured the band, augmented by Don Manson on trombone and Clare Nicholas on accordion, recorded at The Norfolk Hotel in Arundel in 2021.
The fourth album, "Where The Earth Meets The Sky" was released in 2022 and was written and arranged to celebrate the full forces of the 5-piece back together after the covid absences.
The band are working on a fifth album for release in 2023.
All of the tracks to date are compositions by Mike Carey that the band have embraced and interpreted with their own individual musical voices to create something we're all really proud of. We hope you like our music, let us know what you think!