Definition of show band in English:

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show band


1A band that plays cover versions of popular songs.
Example sentences
  • His great colleague Brendan Bowyer, whose recording of The Hucklebuck remains the definitive showband song of them all, clearly recalls the sad occasion.
  • The popular magazine is now carrying a regular feature on two showbands each week and is compiled by Frankie Kennedy from Athenry.
  • Music for the evening was supplied by one of New York's top showbands - Tommy Flynn and his band.
1.1A band, especially a jazz band, that performs with theatrical extravagance.
Example sentences
  • Ita loved the music of the showbands and the country bands and traditional Irish music.
  • He is one of those entertainers who served his apprenticeship with well-known showbands, such as the ‘Premier Aces’ and ‘The Magic Band’.
  • Back in the 1950s and 60s, Paddy was closely associated with the carnivals in Castleplunkett and had a great liking for the showbands of the era.

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