Sunday Lunch - Down For The Count Plays Ella and Louis
Down for the Count Swing Orchestra are London’s hottest mini Big Band and vintage dance orchestra, and they return to Hideaway for another exhilarating family-friendly show celebrating two giants of jazz music – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong!
UNDER 16s admitted FREE - Please let us know how many children will be attending in the Comments Box section of the booking form.
The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with a stunning and energetic show celebrating the best music of the 20th Century. The band have been described as "a breath of fresh air on the swing scene", and have performed for audiences up and down the country including at Twinwood Festival, the London Jazz Festival, the London Swing Festival and Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho. Recently their new album “Let’s Dance” was played on Clare Teal’s BBC Radio 2 show.
In May 2018, Down for the Count will be celebrating two legends of American music, who between them changed the course of popular music during the 20th century – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
The band will be playing all your favorite Ella and Louis songs, including Cheek to Cheek, Hello Dolly, Mack the Knife and The Lady is a Tramp. They will also be recreating some of the classics from the Ella and Louis duet albums such as Dream a Little Dream, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and I Get A Kick Out Of You.
Down for the Count are a hit in dance halls, concert halls, theatres and festivals, and their joyful performance and infectious rhythm never fails to get toes tapping and audiences dancing... so no need to feel guilty about following your Hideaway Sunday lunch with that cheeky dessert after all!
Down for the Count are: Mike Paul-Smith (piano/MD), Charlie Pyne (bass), James Smith (drums), Amelia Forster (keyboards), Max Fagandini (trumpet/trombone), Simon Joyner (trumpet), Katie Edwards (alto sax), Alex Western-King (tenor sax/clarinet), Jamie Hone (tenor and bari sax), Katie Birtill (vocals), Hannah Castleman (vocals) and Callum Gillies (vocals)