Professional musicians for all occasions
Professional musicians for all occasions

The London Banqueting Ensemble was formed by Steve Fletcher in 2002 with the aim of providing the best, and most comprehensive musical service available for formal occasions, at a realistic price.


Having served fourteen years as a military musician with the band and orchestra of the Royal Artillery, Steve is not only a highly experienced musician, but also has an in depth knowledge of customer requirements for formal occasions. During his time with the Royal Artillery, Steve attained the post of principal trumpet, and on occasions has also deputised as principal cellist.


All LBE ensembles are flexible in musical style, though some are naturally suited to certain occasions better than others. If you are not sure which of the LBE musicians will best suit your needs, please call Steve at any reasonable time for advice with no obligation, based on your requirements and budget.


Our experience:


  • Large scale dinner functions in top London venues such as The Dorchester, Grosvenor House, Banqueting House, Mansion House, The Guildhall, The Grand Connaught Rooms etc. Clients include many London Livery Companies, Surrey Masons, Buckinghamshire Masons, Trade Associations and Corporations etc.
  • Over 500 weddings.
  • Birthday Parties, including Shirley Bassey and Gordon Ramsey.
  • Anniversary parties.
  • Retirement Parties, including Baroness Betty Boothroyd.
  • Garden Parties and BBQs.
  • Awards functions including The British Travel Awards, The Motor Transport Awards, The Emerging Markets Awards and The Securities and Investments Institute awards etc.
  • Opening/Launch Ceremonies including Hotels, Cruise Ships, Book Launches, New Business Premises openings etc.
  • Sport Functions including Motor Racing at Goodwood, Horse Racing at Great Leighs, Golf at Royal Blackheath, Rugby Testimonial Dinners etc.
  • Civic functions for clients including The High Sheriff of Surrey, Essex County Council and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea etc.
  • Grand Balls including The War and Peace Ball in The Dorchester and The Russian Annual Summer Ball in Banqueting House, Whitehall.
  • Charity fund-raising dinners, events and concerts.
  • Military Dinners and Summer Balls.


Coverage area:

The London Banqueting Ensemble generally work in London and the surrounding area including Essex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Hertfordshire. We are happy to travel further afield subject to expenses.