“The perfect ingredients for a superb afternoon of music” – Eastbourne Herald
Heard regularly on BBC Radio 2, this is Britain’s most popular swing orchestra. Stand-by for the full force of a 17 piece band plus two of the best singers in the country, Matt Ford (BBC Proms, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra) and Louise Cookman (BBC Big Band).
Fly Me To The Moon // New York, New York // In The Mood // Sing Sing Sing // I’ve Got You Under My Skin // Fever // Moondance // Have You Met Miss Jones? // Beyond The Sea
An afternoon packed with all your favourite big band classics from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Count Basie, The Rat Pack, Ella Fitzgerald and more.
Band members, between them, have worked with the biggest names in show-business such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Freddie Mercury, Tom Jones, The Beatles and Robbie Williams. The band includes orchestral players from current West End shows and regulars on the London session scene. Bandleader Joe Pettitt’s resumé includes touring and recording work with Burt Bacharach, Noel Gallagher, Joss Stone, David Soul, Rick Astley, Curtis Stigers, Michael Feinstein, The Puppini Sisters, Clare Teal and Tony Christie. He is also a regular with orchestras such as the CBSO, RPO and John Wilson Orchestra.
“It was a joy to be up close and personal with the Len Phillips Band” – Len Goodman“ A marvellous orchestra masterfully directed by Joe Pettitt” – David Jacobs CBE “The best big band in Britain” – Channel Radio“Big band music is alive and well and being played brilliantly by the Len Phillips band” – Encore Magazine