BIG BAND BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL FT THE LA'AL BIG BAND
We are pulling out all the stops this August Bank Holiday with a BIG BAND BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL FT LA'AL BIG BAND - Let's hope we can squeeze them all on the stage!
La’al Big Band is a 19 piece jazz/swing orchestra based in the Western Lake District. Formed 5 years ago by trumpeter Paul Marks the band has quickly gained an enviable reputation locally and further afield. The name La’al (pronounced Laahl) is local dialect for little, which is something of a misnomer for a band of this size. However, where they come from everything is preceded by la’al so they thought is it was good enough for everyone else it was good enough for them. Since its beginnings the band has played at numerous jazz festivals and welcomed several professional guest musicians including saxophonist Mike Smith, Bassist Jonny Gee and top trumpeters Jamie Brownfield and Janusz Carmello.
Delighted to be playing at Matt & Phreds for the first time the band will perform their latest show, The Best of the Big Bands, which musically celebrates the history of big band music. The two-hour show highlights landmark arrangements, performers and bandleaders from the 1920s to the present day.
Saxophones: Graham Kilner, Peter Lammyman, Susan Lambert, Eric Graham, Mark Foxcroft,
Trumpets: Paul Marks, Ian Higgins, Anna Brown, Beatrice Lamb,
Trombones: Tim Lysons, Sarah Taylor, Jo Hewitt, Dav Morrow,
Piano: Andy Gleeve,
Bass: Rob Hewitt,
Guitar: Sam Worthington,
Drums: Jack Davies
Vocals: Sara Creeney, Nick King.
FANCY A STAGE SIDE TABLE? All you have to do is:
0161 273 5495 (Daytime 12-6pm)
0161 831 7002 (Evening after 6pm)
It's that easy and this fabulous gig is FREE ENTRY!