We had another great evening at The Mulberry Room in The Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth. A great crowd of dancers and audience members joined us for a trip down memory lane, reliving classics from the 1920s, 30s, & 40s. The evening began with a rendition by William of the classic Jack Hylton arrangement of “Music, Maestro Please!”. Members of the audience wowed us with 2 Charlston Strolls as well as a Black Bottom Stomp. The best dressed couple CD prize was won by Billy Ko (Billys Barbershop Classics) and his lovely partner. The band sounded great as always and I was proud to be leading such a great bunch of musicians. My extensive practice on the vintage car horn really paid off in The Black Bottom Stomp, but our Tenor Sax player Andrew is still suffering the after effect of post traumatic shock! With the success of the last two dances we will look to organise another dance in the New Year.
We will return on Friday May 8th to the theatre for a V.E. Day Celebration. The band will play British Dance band classics from the wartime era. This will be a sit down affair in the theatre but we will still be encouraging people to dress up for the event. The Shelley Theatre have a great bar and the band have sampled most of whats on offer and can thoroughly recommend it.