The Simon Bates Big Band
The Simon Bates Big Band is an 18 piece power station of musical magic. The all-star line-up assembled by top saxophonist and musical director to the stars Simon Bates includes Shirley Bassey’s lead trumpet player, members of funk band Incognito, a finalist of BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Van Morrison’s drummer, The Syd Lawrence Band’s front man and even a member of the Wombles!’
Demonstration Lindy Hop/Swing dancers will be there to show the way and provide ticket holders with an opportunity to practice before the event. As one can imagine space will be limited for this crackerjack evening and the dance area will be no less than 25 square meters (which is not as much as it might sound).
The programme will be assembled from an exciting mix of classic instrumental and vocal big band numbers from the great bandleaders including Glen Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington and from the stunning vocal arrangements sung by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Matt M.
Doors and Cash Bar Open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
General Admission (majority with seating) £20
Balcony (with guaranteed seating) £35
Empire Hall, Graffham, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0QB
Sat 16 Oct 2021