The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
We welcome back at members’ request Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra, who have recently been voted “Best Big Band in the Land” for the ninth consecutive year.
This fabulous orchestra has been thrilling audiences in Concert Halls, Theatres, TV Shows and Music Festivals all over Great Britain and Continental Europe for over 40 years. Renowned for its exciting blend of high octane Big Band Swing and Classic Dance Music, the Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from the wartime million sellers of the legendary Glenn Miller through the era of the great Count Basie Orchestra to the hit songs of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. It has recently been voted “Best Big Band in the Land” for the twelfth consecutive year. The Orchestra, directed since 1996 by Chris Dean, has a repertoire of over 1,200 classic Big Band titles including Glenn Miller´s ‘Moonlight Serenade’ and ‘In the Mood’, Tommy Dorsey´s ‘I’m Getting Sentimental Over You’ and ‘Opus One’, Benny Goodman´s ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’, Artie Shaw´s ‘Begin The Beguine’, Woody Herman’s ‘Blues on Parade’, Ray Anthony’s ‘Mr Anthony’s Boogie’, Duke Ellington’s ‘Satin Doll’, Bert Ambrose’s ‘Night Ride’, Count Basie´s ‘April in Paris’ and ‘Splanky’, Charlie Barnet´s ‘Skyliner’, Stan Kenton´s ‘Peanut Vendor’, the ‘Trumpet Blues’ of Harry James, ‘I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm’ of Les Brown, the hits of Billy May and Ted Heath’s ‘Hot Toddy’. Tonight in addition to roaring big band numbers will be vocals from band leader Chris Dean. Admission £20 on the door via prior reservation only