Sandbach School Big Band & Matthew Ford Live Stream - Honesty payment

Matt Ford 2020

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  • December
    19:00 - 21:30

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Sandbach School Big Band & Matthew Ford Live Stream - Honesty payment
Friday 4th December 2020
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On Friday 4th December, the Sandbach School Big Band will be live streaming a special concert, as they play host to one of the country’s leading vocalists – Matthew Ford. An award winning vocalist, Matthew is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK, building an enviable wealth of experience performing with the Halle, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC and RTE Concert Orchestras as well as the BBC Big Band and Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Matthew Works regularly with acclaimed conductor John Wilson making multiple appearances at the BBC proms including in 2019, plus touring the UK with the John Wilson Orchestra in 2011, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 and appearing with them at the Harrogate, Cheltenham, Hampton Court Palace and Grafenegg Festivals. Matthew features on the 2014 award winning JWO album ‘COLE PORTER IN HOLLYWOOD’ recorded at Abbey Rd Studios and the JWO album ‘GERSHWIN IN HOLLYWOOD’ recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015. Matt made his U.S. debut in 2015 performing at Royce Hall in Hollywood and in 2016 made his French debut, performing his own show on Valentine’s Day in Paris for Radio France. Matt has also performed in Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall with the JWO Orchestra, a concert streamed worldwide on the Digital Concert Hall.

Throughout the concert, Matthew will be accompanied by the Sandbach School Big Band. In recent years the group has worked with many of the country’s leading musicians including; Georgie Fame; Derek Watkins; Simon Willescroft (Saxophonist with Duran Duran); Gordon Campbell (Lead trombone BBC Big Band); Elliot Henshaw (Drummer with Tony Christie); Paul Newton (Trumpet with Brand New Heavies and the ‘Billy Elliot’ West End Show) and Colin Skinner (lead Alto John Wilson Orchestra). In addition they have been finalists at the National Festival of Music for Youth (2007 and 2011), undertaken tours of Berlin, New England USA, Istanbul, Singapore and New Zealand. 

The programme for the evening with Matthew will be a selection from the great hits of Matt Monro, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Sammy Davis Jr, and Bobby Darin and with hits including 'The Way you Look Tonight', 'All the Way', 'The Good Life', 'You Make me Feel so Young', 'From Russia with Love' and 'Clementine',   

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