The Pasadena Roof Orchestra come to the Adam smith Theatre on Friday, March 31..
Since 1969 they have been faithfully re-creating the glories of popular music from the ’20s and ’30s.
Their fun-packed show features timeless classics from the great American song book - those wonderful songs that miraculously lifted people’s spirits during the depression era, and which made household names of singers such as Bing Crosby, Al Bowlly, and Fred Astaire.
The musicians master the arrangements and sound of the fabled American orchestras, such as Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, whilst also paying tribute to the great British dance bands like Ray Noble and Ambrose. Presenting the show and putting on the top hat, white tie and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway.
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra recorded their 40th Anniversary concert at Cadogan in 2011, and the 50th anniversary is looming on the horizon.
The band have successfully appeared at major concert houses in London, New York, Dubai, Berlin Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpar. They have recorded more than 40 albums.
They have also provided music for films, such as the ‘Comedian Harmonists’ (Josef Vilsmaier,) and completed a soundtrack for ‘Just a Gigolo’ with David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich in what was her last film role – and have appeared at Buckingham Palace.
Ticket details from OnFife