2018 is as busy as ever …

2018 is as busy as ever and as always we are so grateful to our wonderful audience who come out rain or shine to support live music. Hurrah!

As well as touring the brand new show ‘Swing’s The Thing’ with our fabulous Trio and Big Mini Big Band up and down the country other highlights of the year so far include performing with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, Kansas Smitty’s House Band at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, not to mention celebrating the First Ladies of Swing with Guy Barker, The CBSO and special guests Mads Mathias, ROB.GREEN and Ben Cipolla at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

As 2018 rolls on, in amongst our usual hectic UK touring schedule, we’ll take time out to join a traditional paddle steamer in New Orleans, entertaining the guests cruising down the Mississippi as well as performing with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band (hr-Big Band) in Luzerne.

Work has begun on a new record which we’re hoping to release by the end of the year but will keep you posted.

Is it too early to mention Christmas?  Following on from the success of our long running and much loved Festive Fiesta now in it’s 387th year, this seasonal musical treat just got bigger! Now accompanied by our top flight 9 piece Big Mini Big Band, we will be serving up a sensational cocktail of seasonal fayre and musical highlights of 2018 kicking off at The Great Hall, Swansea The Great Hall, Swansea on Dec 1st and heading to Birmingham Town Hall on Dec 15th so come and join in the fun!

From  Duo, Trio, Big Mini Big Band to 18 piece roaring big band or full orchestra,  if you’re looking for an evening of live music that is upbeat and uplifting to extreme and  performed by the very best, check out our Live Dates for a venue near you!

Swing’s The Thing

We’re swinging into 2018 with the ‘Swing’s The Thing’. 

This brand new show sees Clare and her excellent musicians effortlessly traverse a rich landscape of timeless and sparkling material, with standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book, Cole Porter & Rodgers & Hart, to witty urbane song stylists of the 50’s & 60’2 Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh & Dave Brubeck, there’s always a not to more contemporary writers and originals too.

So check out our listings page for a venue near you and join us for a celebration of popular music from the golden age of song that guarantees to be upbeat and uplifting to the extreme!