The Gatsby Dance Orchestra is the UK's leading authentic dance orchestra. Based in London they have played for 4 years at The Ritz Hotel and now host glamorous events at London’s legendary nightclub, the Café de Paris.
With his orchestra, the founder has many Radio performances under his belt, including the VE day celebrations in Hyde Park, a concert from the Wigmore Hall for Radio 3, the 75th anniversary of the BBC on Radio 4's and live performances on the 2 and TV appearances includeand Michael and his orchestra have recorded six albums, (four of them at studios) and can be seen and heard in the movie, starring Michael Caine and Helen Mirren.
The Orchestra is in demand wherever style and swinging music are required. Earl Spencer is a ‘fan’ and The PDO once lured onto the dance floor (a very elegant dancer!) at Spencer House; jived to the orchestra playing "In The Mood"; invited The GDO to perform for their special award evenings for Julie Andrews and Sean Connery and themed a cruise around the orchestra.
While much in demand as a dance orchestra, the GDO also tour theatres and concert halls with their programmes, including sold-out performances at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Twinwood Festival, Cadogan Hall, Snape Maltings, Buxton Opera House and many other venues.
With the opening bars of You're the Cream in my Coffee we were transported from the familar surroundings of the Marlowe bar to the art deco luxury of a 1930's cruise liner. This magic was brought about by the founder, pianist, singer and director of the Dance Orchestra which he founded in 1988. King's School and Cambridge scholar entertained us with his solo performance of songs and stories from the jazz age - Cocktails and Laughter. His musical fluency and masterly interpretation of Noel Coward's humourous lyrics brought a freshness to familar songs such as Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs Worthington which had the audience laughing out loud. Other less familar and slightly 'shocking' songs by Tom Lehrer contrasted with the sometimes sad lyrics of Novello and Gershwin and the more serious side of Coward in songs such as London Pride and Someday I'll Find You, all performed with great sensitivity.Ann Powell - Kentish Gazette
Gatsby typically performs X 2 - 50 minute sets + encore (first dance included if the event is a wedding). Additional times can be negotiated.
The band can tailor their repertoire and arrange specific songs for your event. Please do enquire if you can't find what you're looking for. Travel:
Travel expenses are included unless your location is further afield. The band does perform nationally and abroad but additional travel and accommodation expenses will incur depending on your events location - Please enquire for further details.
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