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Experience - Ballroom & Live Orchestra

Inspire your guests with the ultimate experience...The High Society Orchestra with a professional Ballroom dance display! Transporting you back to an era where the likes of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers graced the dance floor, our full string orchestra perform iconic and sophisticated party music, including Hollywood film classics from the 1930’s to 50’s. This unique and stunning event will engage and impress, providing a memorable evening for any special occasion.

Experience - Afternoon Tea & Live Music

  Tea Dances also available


Enjoy a quintessential English experience of a ‘Ritz’ style Afternoon Tea, accompanied by live music from members of the High Society Orchestra; a versatile and popular choice with weddings and special celebrations, where guests can enjoy sounds from days gone by.
With traditional tea dances becoming ever more popular, we can also include a selection of music specifically for your guests to dance to.

Formal Concerts

A variety of our ensembles can also present public and private formal concerts. With an informative and engaging approach, we offer an appealing and varied program of music from our own personal music library. From duo’s and string quartets to full strings, we are happy to advise and discuss with you the appropriate tone and content of any future concerts with High Society musicians.


Live Jazz trio, Pianist, Singer or String ensemble, with Champagne, cocktails & canapés... High Society musicians provide appropriate live music to create an informal atmosphere, allowing you to socialise just as they did back in the days of High Society!
Why not combine both formal and informal concepts to create a ‘Concert & Soiree’ evening; an informative and engaging formal first half concert, followed by a High Society soiree. This is a popular choice for those seeking an alternative, unique and sociable form of evening entertainment.

String Quartet

Our string quartet is a popular choice at wedding ceremonies, receptions and corporate functions. With an extensive range of repertoire from classical & romantic, through to jazz & modern, it is our most versatile and musically comprehensive option to suit any event.
Do you have a favourite song or piece of music you would like to hear at your event? Ask us about our bespoke music arrangement service - leaving you in complete control whilst providing a personal touch on your special day.

Pianist, Harpist, Singer

We also provide our very own solo musicians including a professional singer, to perform at any stage throughout your day. Performing on their own or in conjunction with any of our High Society ensembles, they can help provide a unique welcome for guests, adding variety and contrast to any event, ceremony, reception or concert.

Jazz, Swing & Big Band

Recreating music from the roaring twenties, Jazz & swing from the early thirties and forties, to Sounds of the Rat Pack filled fifties. Entertainment that will have your feet tapping at the very least , with music to make your evening sparkle, true to a bygone era!

Professional DJ

Round off your evening with our professional DJ, who is able to provide any genre of music you want to hear at your event. Specialising in unique themed sounds from Vintage & Retro to the swinging sixties, 70’s Disco, 80’s Glam and more! Here, there is something for everyone.


As professional musicians, we have years of performance experience at all manner of events, and like to think we know what we’re talking about when it comes to live music experiences. In the lead up to your event, we take a keen interest in listening and reacting to detailed requests no matter how big or small.
If you would like us to design a bespoke soundscape for your event, or would just like some impartial advice, please contact us where we will be more than happy to speak with you.

Whatever your requirements, we give you complete control, enabling you to combine any number of our musicians and ensembles to create your own bespoke event. Please contact us to see how we can advise and help provide you with excellent quality, professional live music.

Exeter Castle Presents
Afternoon Tea & Live Music with Tom Bott's High Society Orchestra.
Sunday 15th June
Sunday 5th October
Exeter Castle,
The Ballroom, Castle Street, Exeter. EX4 3PU
Food provided by Posh Nosh
Tickets £18.50 available from Alice Kerr at Exeter Castle - 07786 178983

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Tom Bott's High Society Orchestra - t: 01672 563501 - e: info@tbhso.co.uk

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