Grantham’s very own 20 piece big band orchestra will play the town’s Cameleon Music Bar on Sunday, September 14, at 3pm.
GRAB (Grantham Rhythm and Blues Orchestra) plays a mix of swing classics from Glenn Miller, to Count Basie and more modern arrangements, including their own take on Freddie Mercury’s Crazy little thing called love and the Doors’ Light my fire.
Vocals are taken by popular local singer, Craig Martini, who will be joined by newcomer to the band, Helen Watts, to add female songs to the repertoire.
Now well established, GRAB has played several gigs in the Grantham area to large and appreciative audiences. The band’s appearance at Chameleon will support national charity, Kidney Research UK. Admission to the event is free, so the audience will be asked to contribute to a collection to help the charity fund more research to save lives.
Kidney Research UK’s Director of Research, Elaine Davies, said, “It’s great that GRAB and Chameleon Music Bar are supporting Kidney Research UK. There are three million people in the UK at risk of kidney disease and Kidney Research UK is the largest charity dedicated to improving treatments and finding potential cures. Support like this is vital to help us continue in our fight against this silent killer.”
Chameleon owner Simon Morley said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to see and hear the home-grown talent that Grantham will be proud of. And with the informative comments from band leader Pete Storey we will all no doubt learn some more facts about the big band sounds.”