Big Band Broadway

at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The world of Broadway musicals will meet classic swing in this celebration of timeless music, with some very special guest stars.

Native New Yorker and renowned Broadway music-man, Larry Blank will lead the London Concert Orchestra along with fabulous vocalist Matt Ford through the searing rhythm of Sweet Charity and Cabaret to the blistering brass of West Side Story and many more. It’s bold, it’s brassy, it’s Broadway at its best.

Special guest stars - Martin from Spandau Ballet and Shirlie of Pepsi and Shirlie fame, have recently been recording together for the very first time, and will debut material from their new album ‘In The Swing Of It’ live at Big Band Broadway.

Commenting on the dates, Martin Kemp said, “We are extremely excited about this album and we can’t wait to appear with the impressive line-up featured in this sensational show.”

Expect music from:
Funny Girl
Guys And Dolls
Sweet Charity
A Chorus Line
West Side Story
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes


Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp appearing at this event

Martin has sold millions of records worldwide as part of Spandau Ballet. Martin has also released a Christmas album 'In The Swing Of It' with his wife Shirlie (of Wham fame). Martin is a huge TV personality, starring in the likes of The Krays & Eastenders. Still ever-present on TV today, Martin is also a DJ spinning 80's classics at clubs and festivals across the UK.

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Shirlie Kemp

Shirlie Kemp is an English former pop singer, who found fame in the 1980s with Wham! and as part of the duo Pepsi & Shirlie.

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Rachel Tucker

Northern Irish singer and actress who competed as one of the finalists in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008.

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Matt Ford

Matt Ford appearing at this event

Nuneaton-born ‘Big Band Singer Of The Year’ who has performed with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and appeared at many prestigious venues with some of the country's top orchestras.

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London Concert Orchestra

The London Concert Orchestra was founded in 1972 by Raymond Gubbay to perform in the increasing number of his concerts presented in London concert halls.

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Also Appearing

Larry Blank

Bridgewater Hall

  • Lower Moseley Street
  • Manchester
  • M2 3WS

0161 907 9000
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