Sunday Lunch - Down For The Count Play 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 the life of legendary American jazz musicians 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.
Down for the Count are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship.
In February 2020, the band are returning to Hideaway to perform the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – two pioneers of jazz and swing music, who were loved the world over. The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra bring the timeless music of this incredible duo back to life, with honest and respectful re-creations of some of their most popular hits.
Expect to hear some of Ella & Louis’ famous duets including They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Dream a Little Dream of Me, alongside their solo hits – songs such as Cheek to Cheek, Georgia on My Mind, Jeepers Creepers and Hello Dolly. The band will also look at some of Ella & Louis’ collaborations with greats such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Oscar Peterson.
Down for the Count are a mini big band with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. They are regularly found at jazz clubs in the UK and abroad (Ronnie Scotts London, Hideaway Streatham, Le Caveau de la Huchette Paris), at festivals including Twinwood Festival and London Jazz Festival, and on BBC Radio.
The band recreate classic tunes from the Swing Era, but this is no mere nostalgia trip – they perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music.
Combine that with the band’s top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that 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!
“A breath of fresh air on the swing scene.’
“The band grabbed the audience from the first downbeat and kept them enthralled right up to the encore.” Jazz Journal
“The arrangements were fantastic and made the music more accessible.” Jazz London Radio
“One hellova celebration of vintage music” TimeOut London
Down for the Count are: Mike Paul-Smith (piano/MD), Charlie Pyne (bass), James Smith (drums), Amelia Forster (keyboards), Sam Ainslie (guitar), 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)
A Hideaway Joint Promotion in Association with Down For The Count