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Fri 16th Nov at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
BBC Big Band
@ Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
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Hooray For Hollywood: BBC Big Band + Richard Shelton + The Swingcats
"A swinging celebration of Hollywood's golden age featuring the BBC Big Band with guest singers Richard Shelton and glamorous vocal trio The Swingcats. Featuring classic melodies from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lady & the Tramp. The concert also features swing classics from Glenn Miller (Sun Valley Serenade), Tommy Dorsey (The Fabulous Dorseys), Duke Ellington (Cabin in the Sky) and many more including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Song of India and Sing Sing Sing."
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Britain's premier big band has been regularly voted the 'Best Big Band' at the British Jazz Awards. An awesome 17-piece jazz powerhouse.
'For me, this is the band' (Mel Torme)
'A wonderful band!' (Tony Bennett)
'Joyous...!' (George Benson)
'Wonderful!' (Michel Legrand)
'They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as marvellous!' (Sir Michael Parkinson)
'I told my wife that for my next birthday I want this band as a gift!' (Lalo Schifrin)
'Not only are they terrific musicians, they also have a marvellous sense of humour' (Ken Bruce - BBC Radio 2).
BBC Big Band tour dates
This popular crooner - known to fans of TV's Emmerdale as Dr Adam Forsythe - delivers swinging standards in the Sinatra style and is a star of the West End stage and host of BBC Radio 1's Friday Night Is Music Night.
Richard has performed as Sinatra in front of Prince Charles at Windsor Castle, Prince Albert Of Monaco in Monte Carlo and has been twice personally chosen by Elton John to perform at his White Tie and Tiara Ball.
He's even performed Sinatra in Hollywood with movie star Jeff Goldblum accompanying him on piano.
'Richard Shelton is splendid' (The Times)
'Shelton captures Sinatra perfectly) (The Guardian)
'Marvellously played by Richard Shelton... Singing the hits with style' (The Daily Telegraph).
Richard Shelton tour dates
Swing ensemble featuring vocalists Nicola Auld, Laura Ellis and Alyson Orr delivering beautiful jazz-tinged three part harmonies. Reminiscent of The Puppini Sisters in style, The Swingcats pay tribute to the female vocalists from the jazz and swing era. From The Andrews Sisters to big band singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee, to leading ladies of the silver screen including Doris Day and Judy Garland.
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Venue: Birmingham Town Hall
Enquiries: 0121 644 5198
Bookings: 0121 780 3333
Disabled Bookings: 0121 780 4949
→ New Street 6 min walk
→ Corporation Street 7 min walk
→ Snow Hill 8 min walk
→ Snow Hill 7 min walk
→ New Street 7 min walk