The ‘Best Big Band in the Land’ is back for 2019 and their explosive new show is better than ever!
Directed by Chris Dean, their new show dazzles with the dynamic and thrilling energy of that glorious music and a hearty helping of nostalgia.
In 1967 Syd Lawrence formed what was to become the UK’s most successful and longest running Big Band, performing in theatres all over Europe and featuring on many TV shows. With Radio 2 broadcasts every week and numerous album recordings, The Orchestra also toured with Tony Bennett, Matt Munro, Frankie Vaughan, Mel Torme and played concerts with Shirley Bassey.
The Orchestra, directed since Syd’s retirement in 1996 by virtuoso trombonist Chris Dean, has a repertoire of over 1,200 classic Big Band titles including Glenn Miller´s ‘Moonlight Serenade’ and ‘In the Mood’, Tommy Dorsey´s ‘I’m Getting Sentimental Over You’ and ‘Opus One’, Benny Goodman´s ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’, Artie Shaw´s ‘Begin The Beguine’, Woody Herman’s ‘Blues on Parade’, Duke Ellington’s ‘Satin Doll’, and Count Basie´s ‘April in Paris’, along with hits from the Great American Songbook by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee.
DATE: WedS 20 March 2019
PRICE: £23*, U25s £5*
VENUE: THE APEX
To be entered into our draw all you have to do is answer this question correctly.
NAME THE SHOW DIRECTOR?
You should email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org before 28-02-19, making sure that you state your full name and address in the email. You must also be available to attend on this date. Good luck!