Swing Back in time this New Years Eve
But not so long ago musicians & singers would gather their instruments and play music called Swing Jazz; the whole local community would gather together and dance the year away in dance halls, community centres, working mens clubs & pubs up and down the land.
This New Years Eve, the folk at Yellow Arch Studios are re-creating exactly that, with help from the Langsett Dance Orchestra and a selection of special guest vocalists they will take things back to the good old days.
Rob Skeet – Band leader quotes:
“Audiences have always loved the sound of a ‘kicking’ big band and with the opportunity to see one perform ‘live’ rather rare in todays world, we’re sure this will be a special night”
The Langsett Dance Orchestra was formed in the early 80’s by local big band legend Mr. Dennis Goodison as a big band for talented young musicians. However, it soon acquired independent life as a hard-working Dance Orchestra for tea-dances and functions in the region before these audiences dwindled.
A reignited love for Big Band Jazz & Swing bought the band back on their feet with the help of pianist, Alex Elwood who introduced new players and repertoire. Following Alex’s departure last year, Sheffield saxophonist Rob Skeet was appointed musical director and has since continued development, taking the band to new venues and new audiences across the North of England.
A superb line-up and a special extended set from the Langsett Dance All-stars with Niamh Kavenagh on vocals.
The band is comprised of 12 musicians from the Langsett Dance Orchestra and features a large, 8 piece brass-section in the style of Count Basie or Frank Sinatra.
The bohemian style of Yellow Arch will create the real old school setting of yesteryear; with so many talented musicians and singers the night will definitely be one to remember.
Expect to hear classic big band music, mixed with swinging arrangement of modern popular tunes. The perfect way to swing into 2017!
Tickets are available from Yellow Arch or on-line at www.yellowarch.com and are priced at £25, including a glass of fizz and midnight fireworks.