Keith founded the Big Band with some friends over 40 years ago. Since then, the band has played a monthly concert without fail until the pandemic, a truly remarkable achievement. Since sadly losing Keith in June 2021, we have decided that we will carry on with this amazing legacy and we have restarted the regular programme of concerts, supplemented with other concerts from time to time.
Keith was a well-known pianist and arranger in Sheffield and, supported by his wife Joan, who we sadly lost a few months after Keith, he tirelessly supplied the music and led the band. He attracted many of the area’s best working musicians, singers and keen players over the years. We have been supported by an enthusiastic and loyal audience that Keith used to describe as being like family, and our concerts have a warm and friendly feeling. We would be nothing without the support of our fantastic and knowledgeable audience and we always welcome new recruits!
Concerts are held at 8:30pm on the last Tuesday of each month, at Farm Road Sports and Social Club, Farm Rd, Sheffield S2 2TP. This is only very occasionally disrupted when Sheffield United are playing at home as we wouldn't want our audience to struggle to park. We will announce any changes in latest news below.
We're sorry but we have been forced to raise the cost of admission to our monthly concerts. When we first started, over 40 years ago, entrance was £2. We raised that to its current level of £3 about 25 years ago but increasing venue costs have meant we need to have only our second rise since we started. Entrance will now be £5 per person but we hope you'll still find this a small price to pay for a really lovely evening out.
Want to learn more about the Keith Peters Big Band, their music, and their concerts? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.