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Simply Big Band comes to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

by Angela Johnson. Published Mon 27 Sep 2010 11:07
David Knopov
David Knopov

Tickets are now on sale for SIMPLY BIG BAND a dazzling roller-coaster ride of a show, featuring the very best in American big band music, which comes to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Monday 18th October.

From the raging razzmatazz of Harlem's Cotton Club in the 20s, to the halcyon post-war days of swing and Sinatra’s bobby-sox girls, and the glamorous glitz of Las Vegas in the swinging 60s, SIMPLY BIG BAND will take you back to when music meant magical songs, larger-than-life performers, fabulous dancing and legendary venues. Witness your favourite dances first hand on stage, take the chance to Jive, Salsa, Lindy Hop, Tap and Foxtrot along in the aisles to some of the most memorable music in history.

‘Perfectly Frank’ star; Liverpool’s very own David Knopov is sure to blow even the most discerning Frank fan away with his realistic interpretation of one of the world’s greatest music stars as he hosts this magical evening of music.

David has a number of celebrity fans including Dawn French and Bill Nighy and recently performed his Frank Sinatra impersonation for his Royal Highness King Constantine of Greece’s 70th birthday celebrations. David has also performed for Her Majesty the Queen during the Golden Jubilee year.

The heartbeat of the night will be the wonderful big band itself, an electrifying 26-piece orchestra comprising some of the finest musicians in the land, the perfect complement for spine-tingling performances by a roster of top guest singers. Featuring a selection of classic songs including ‘Take The ‘A’ Train’, ‘Georgia’, ‘Minnie The Moocher’, ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’, ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Sing Sing Sing’, ‘Manteca’,’ Let The Good Times Roll’, ‘Night Train’ and ‘Stardust’. SIMPLY BIG BAND is the show that puts the ‘show’ into showbiz.

Backed by a tasty cocktail of tango, salsa, tap, foxtrot, lindy hop and jive dance routines from the ballroom, glittering costumes as sharp as a needle factory and classic archive big-screen footage from some of the most famous venues of the time, SIMPLY BIG BAND is the show that brings this truly golden era back to glorious life. The audience will be transported back to a pulsating musical period when immortals such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles ruled the boards and legendary big band leaders such as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones were the musical masters of their generation.

SIMPLY BIG BAND will have you clicking your fingers from the first beat, bopping in your seat by the interval and dancing in the aisles by the final encore. Make sure you don’t miss it when it comes to The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall this autumn. The perfect BIG night out for all the family.


Liverpool – Philharmonic Hall
Mon 18 October, 7.30pm
Tickets: £33.50, £28.50, £25.50
How to Book: In person at The Philharmonic Hall box office, Hope Street Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BP. Alternatively; call 0151 709 3789 or click www.liverpoolphil.com


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