Although there was not quite as many people as the 350 that turned up to the last Big Band Break at the end of July. Once again it was a great success, to the extent that five more Big Band Breaks have been put in at the Devere Orchard for next year..
The Big Band Break once again started off with Dinner and Jim Godsells party of 100 decided they would make it special by dressing in black tie and ladies in ball gowns. It turned out to be the special night that they had wanted. As soon as the dinner was over, it was the turn of the Big Band and the start of the show “THE LAST OF THE BIG BANDS”
Mike James’s new show The Last of the Big Bands features the music of Glen Miller, Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey who all left their mark on the music world with some of the best swing tunes of yesterday. Combine that with the orchestral and popular sounds of Bert Kempfert , James Last and Andre Rieu. couple this with vocal tributes to the song stylist of yesterday and today (e.g. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble, Diana Krall) and you have a show of unforgettable musical magic.
This unique show, tracing the history of the Big Bands from the 1940s to the present day, encompasses many of the flag-waving numbers from the swing era, with the most popular tunes of today. In musical terms the end product was a high-powered and dynamic mix of the past and present. This is what Jim Godsell says about the night ” WHAT AN EVENING TO REMEMBER -AS WE ALL HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME . NONE OF US COULD GET OVER HOW MUCH TALENT WERE UP ON THE STAGE AND THEY ALL PLAYED THEIR HEARTS OUT AND GAVE US A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE. WE WERE SO OVER THE MOON WE HAVE ALL BOOKED FOR NEXT YEAR ( 3RD MAY 2015 ).
If you would like to find out how you could book for this BIg Band bBeak contact Sarah Fox at the Devere Orchard Hotel ,Nottingham or contact the Alan Arnison Entertainment Consultancy