People say never look back but on this occasion we feel it’s worthwhile. Remember the days when BIG BAND SOUNDS blasted from the dance halls of Glasgow? Remember the second coming of the BIG BANDS when every weekend those distinguishing sounds would emanate from many of the larger city centre lounges? For many people this music was the soundtrack of their lives but no more, what happened? where have all the big bands gone we asked?
What we discovered was that the musicians are still there but in these difficult times the venues seem unwilling to take a risk that there is still an audience who will support them. We believe the support is still out there and, not only that, we believe there is a whole new audience ready to hitch on to the BIG BAND SOUND so we have sought out one of the most respected band leaders and asked him to partner with us in a series of dates.
BOBBY DEANS is a musician whose name is synonymous with big band music in Glasgow. His band is formed from some of the finest musicians available in Scotland and his music pad runs to all the big band classic sounds of Dorsey, Ellington, Millar, Basie, Kenton and Goodman while vocal contributions cover the classic artists like Sinatra, Darren, Fitzgerald and Holliday!