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Band leader coming home to the Palace

Posted onPosted on 17th Sep

A band leader who says Mansfield is his adopted hometown is set to return to the stage at the Palace Theatre.

Kevin Cunningham will be directing the British Moonlight Serenade Orchestra for The Glenn Miller and Big Band Spectacular on Sunday, 10th October.

It will be the orchestra’s fifth appearance at the Mansfield theatre and they will be featuring classics from Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and many more.

The music that filled dance halls during the Big Band era will be brought to life, recreating the million-sellers of the 1940s and 50s with a show that aims to get audiences ‘In The Mood’!

Kevin, who is thrilled to be playing in his adopted hometown, said: “Our audiences can expect a fun, high-energy wall of sound from a 13-piece American-style Big Band, playing the numbers that everyone knows and loves.

“Swing is for everyone as proven by the huge popularity of Strictly Come Dancing, Peaky Blinders and the many Blitz Balls that are held every year.

“Keeping the music alive for new listeners to discover and come to love is important to us all and I know that comes across in our shows.”

The acclaimed British Moonlight Serenade Orchestra has played under the wing of a bomber at the American Air Museum and to sold-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Glenn Miller and Big Band Spectacular features favourite wartime chart-toppers, including Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and String of Pearls — numbers that shot band leaders such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington to worldwide stardom.

There will also be classics from Swing vocalists such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin during the two-hour show.

Go to www.msoproductions.co.uk/in-the-mood for more information.

Tickets are available at mansfieldpalace.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01623 633133 or call in person to the theatre on Leeming Street.