Grantham’s big band show comes to the Urban
Grantham’s popular big band GRAB will kick off their 2020 season with a show at the Urban Hotel in Swingbridge Road, on Saturday, February 8, at 7.30pm.
GRAB is a 20-piece big band that plays a mix of swing classics, from Count Basie to Buddy Rich, plus GRAB-style arrangements of more modern classics.
The band comprises five saxophones, five trumpets, four trombones and a rhythm section of piano, guitar, bass and drums.
The band is directed by Pete Storey, who also plays tenor sax and it is managed by Stuart Robinson (baritone sax).
Vocals are taken by amazing local singer Craig Martini who performs enduring hits by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Michael Bublé.
Arranged in association with the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven, the evening will include a full programme of swinging tunes from GRAB, plus a delicious sit-down buffet.
“Demand to hear the band has been fabulous”, said the band’s musical director Pete Storey.“We were delighted to be asked by the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven to do a show in a new venue for us.
"Everyone is welcome and we know the audience will enjoy a relaxed supper accompanied by the high energy and classic swing music that GRAB is renowned for.”
Tickets for the concert at the Urban Hotel are £15 each including the buffet.
Reservations can be made by emailing bigbandGRAB@gmail.com or calling 07487 862482. Alternatively, you can buy tickets directly at www.wegottickets.com/event/493029 or visit the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GRABOrchestra
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