BIG BAND BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL FT THE LA'AL BIG BAND
We are pulling out all the stops this August Bank Holiday with a BIG BAND BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL FT LA'AL BIG BAND - We squeezed them in last year and hope to do the same again this year!
The La’al Big Band was formed in April 2011 in Gosforth Cumbria by a group of local musicians to provide West Cumbria and the Lake District with its own jazz/swing orchestra. Since then the band has received rave reviews, both in Cumbria and further afield, with regular appearances on BBC Radio Cumbria and having material from their latest CD “ The Big Band Theory” played on BBC Radio 2’s Claire Teal Show.
Tonight’s show, is a musical history, celebrating the great bandleaders, arrangers and performers of the 20th century and beyond. The show charts the development of big band music from its beginnings in the 20s & 30s to the current day, through landmark performances and arrangements. Littered with memorable songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald and plenty of powerhouse ensemble playing from the amazing 17-piece line up. The majesty of the trumpets, the smoothness of the trombones, the sultry saxophones and the driving rhythm section all combine to bring you an experience you will not easily forget. Relive The Golden Age of the Big Bands with notable arrangements from the libraries of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Billy May, Nelson Riddle and many, many more in this entertaining two hour energy packed show.
Saxophones - Graham Killner, Susan Lambert, Mal Hendra, Karoline Brennan & Peter Lammyman
Trumpets - Paul Marks (Bandleader), Stuart Grills, Anna Brown & Beatrice Lamb
Trombones - Jo Hewitt, Sarah Taylor & Cyril Stoneham
Rhythm section - Alex Clarke Piano, Rob Hewitt Bass, Sam Worthington Guitar & Jack Davis Drums
Vocals - Beatrice Lamb
FANCY A STAGE SIDE TABLE? All you have to do is:
0161 273 5495 (Daytime 12-6pm)
0161 831 7002 (Evening after 6pm)
It's that easy and this fabulous gig is FREE ENTRY!