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Party Bands: Big Day


Big Day are one of the UK’s premier party bands playing music festivals all over Europe. Originally founded by Mark Gowlett and Adi Oldroyd the band provide authentic reproductions of classic rock and pop songs wowing audiences with sparkling performances and always with a great sense of fun. If you don’t find yourself singing along with the masses at a live gig then you’ve probably been trampled to the floor with all the excitement that this band generate at every performance.

Big Day are a professional 5 piece party band performing a wide range of music from the seventies to current chart sounds.

Party Bands: Big Day

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Orchestra’s: The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra

The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra was originally formed in 1990 to appear in the David Puttnam film ‘Memphis Belle’ starring Harry Connick Junior. Such was the impact of the orchestra on the film crew and musicians that Greg Francis decided to keep the band together and has never looked back since. The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra played at the premiere of the film in Leicester Square in front of the Duchess of Kent and since then the orchestra have been playing all over the country at 1940’s style hangar dances, private parties, holiday camps, universities, theatres and lots of other prestigious events.

The orchestra consists of top class young musicians from all over the UK. They all dress in the American 8th Army Uniform and as well as sounding fantastic they really look great too. With the stage decorated in giant American and English flags, and also a giant 8th American badge in the centre of the stage.

The Memphis Belle Lindy Hoppers – a young couple who can jitterbug like you’ve never seen before soon have everybody up on the dance floor.

“The presence of the Orchestra really made the programme memorable”
Louise Randall – This Morning (Granada Television)

“I don’t want too much time to elapse without thanking you for the magnificent help, support and service you gave at our Annual Conference”
Neville Fishwick – Robinson Healthcare

“We were extremely impressed by the orchestra and would have no hesitation in recommending the Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra for a night of quality and classic nostalgia” – S. Hoyland – Keele University

“I, along with everyone else, was particularly impressed with the band’s contribution, particularly the Lindy Hoppers who managed to get them all on the dance floor” – Gavin R. Clark (J. Rothschild)

“We had a magnificent evening, I will remember it always”
John Jenkins – Chairman (Wamsad)

“Your recreation of the great war-time hits was truly amazing. The presentation, style and of course the unbelievable sound hit just the right note” – Bee Ashworth – Director (Gulbenkian Theater)

“The highlight of the day for us was the marvellous concert given by the Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra”
B.Carter – Bushy Park (V.E. day celebrations)

Ochestra's: The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra

Jazz Bands: The Yorkshire Post Jazz Band

The Yorkshire Post Jazz Band was formed in October 1985 by six local musicians and although sponsored by Yorkshire Post Newspapers there have never been any Yorkshire Post personnel in the band.

The band has played Jazz festivals throughout the British Isles including Edinburgh, The Isle of Man, Hexham, Marsden, Minehead, The Grand Hotel, Scarborough and Warners Alvaston Hall and Nidd Hall Hotels. For the past ten years they have appeared at the Breda Jazz Festival in Holland and in May 1996 and 1998 the trip to Holland included both the Enkhuizen and Breda festivals. Several of the band’s fans have travelled with them to these festivals.

The Yorkshire Post Jazz Band play regular engagements at Jazz clubs in the Midlands and in the north of England and carry out promotional work for Yorkshire Post Newspapers such as the Leeds Show, Leeds CAMRA Beer Festival, Harrogate Flower Show, Bramhain Horse Trials and the Yorkshire International Business Conference at Harewood House. They are also the regular pre-concert attraction at the Sunday night Jazz shows at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. In addition, the band play many private engagements including weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and anniversaries and have played for the last five years at Ilkley Carnival.

The Yorkshire Post Jazz band are now a popular and well-established part of the traditional Jazz scene both locally and throughout the country and hope to remain so for many years to come.

Jazz Bands: The Yorkshire Post Jazz Band

Caricaturists: Lynn Worthington

Lynn Worthington has been working as a caricaturist for many years. Her career took off in junior school, charging the boys a few pence for a naked cartoon of the teacher.

Spending most of her adolescent life in Blackpool (fiddling the slot machines on the piers), a good sense of humour and a friend that could leg it as fast she could were essential. Caricaturing gives Lynn almost the same thrill.

She is happy to mix and mingle with your guests or sit and generate an interested queue. Distance is no object, Lynn is prepared to travel anywhere in the UK. Many of her clients are large corporate companies (e.g. HSBC, Fuji Film, Orange) and many others.

Lynn is available for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, barmitzvah’s, etc. Why not give your guests a little giggle, let Lynn mix and mingle, it’s perfect entertainment for your wedding reception.

How about a bride and groom caricature in full glorious colour to include any theme such as hobbies, pets, holidays or looking good in your best bib and tucks. This can be achieved from photos and completed before your wedding to be presented to the bride and groom on the day.

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Party Bands: The Zenon Band

The Zenon Band was originally formed by their charismatic lead singer ‘Zenon’ whilst they were still at school in Sheffield. The three of them have been together ever since and have never looked back.

They have performed all over Europe and toured with many well known artistes including Status Quo, Six Pence None The Richer, Kate Ryan, Bryan Adams and Peter Kay. They even had a special invitation to perform for the Polish prime minister and have now performed over 1000 concerts many of which have been aired on European television including the Miss World pageant.

Their show covers a wide variety of music to suit most tastes and is delivered through a high energy performance creating a non-stop party atmosphere with outstanding vocals and musicianship.

Zenon was invited to perform in Warsaw at the prestigious Miss World competition where he was joined on stage by some of the Miss World contestants.

The show comes complete with a top of the range 4K sound system and computer controlled lighting.

Party Bands: The Zenon Band

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