Grantham’s very own big band will play in the town tomorrow (Sunday) and help raise money for charity.
Grantham Rhythm and Blues Orchestra (GRAB) will play another Sunday afternoon special at Chameleon Music Bar and Steakhouse, on the High Street, from 3pm. The event is free to enter and there will be a collection in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the chosen charity of GRAB’s lead trombonist Phil Hales, who is undertaking a fund-raising challenge for the trust.
GRAB is a 20-piece big band playing a mix of swing classics from Glenn Miller to Count Basie, to Buddy Rich and arrangements of more modern classics. Vocals are taken by Craig Martini, and Helen Spede, who perform classics by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Michael Buble, Adele and Natalie Cole to name a few.
The band is now in its third year since forming. Musical director Pete Storey said: “GRAB is in high demand and our date book is just about full for 2015.
“Following our appearance at the ‘Made in Grantham’ show at the Guildhall, we have been engaged to play a wide variety of gigs. It just goes to show how the hard work of all the musicians had paid off.”
GRAB at Chameleon is always a popular gig so arriving early is recommended. Why not reserve a table and have a late lunch, or just wander along, enjoy a drink and the swinging sounds of Grantham’s very own big band?