The Len Phillips Big Band is back in Eastbourne next month (11 June, 3pm) and this year they will be joined by BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing’s former head judge Len Goodman for a celebration of the music from the Palais, Ballroom and Dance Hall days.
This will be the band's eighth annual concert at Eastbourne and will see them perform at the glorious Winter Garden, which lends itself perfectly to a concert of this nature.
BBC’s Strictly’s Len Goodman, who stepped down from the flagship BBC show last year, will compere the programme of music he loves; paying tribute to the bands of Ken Mackintosh, Geraldo, Count Bassie and of course Ted Heath and his music plus the songs of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
Audiences can expect to hear such classics as The Creep, Hot Toddy and Opus One with plenty of Len’s anecdotes. The band will be joined by two popular singers Matthew Ford and Eleanor Keenan.
Heard regularly on BBC Radio 2, the 17-piece band is made up of top London session players, award winning jazz musicians and veteran pros who have between them played with Sinatra, Crosby, Bassey, Heath, Dankworth and Mackintosh to name but a few.
Len Phillips Big Band with Len Goodman is at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne Sunday 11 June 3pm. Tickets priced at £20 with concessions available including a discount for the Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre. To book call the box office now on 01323 412000 or online