added Sep 2003
SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA
Focusing on the unforgettable hits of Glenn Miller and the other great bands of the wartime swing era. Led by trombonist Chris Dean who took over from Syd in 1996, the SLO has developed into the premier big band with fans throughout the world. For the past four years they have been voted as the world's top big band by readers of 'Big Band International'. Vocalist Sarah Gibertson adds glamour and a beautiful voice to the proceedings, she has sung with the BBC Big Band, the Glenn Miller UK Orchestra and the Northern Dance Orchestra amongst others, and has been associated with the SLO for many years. The male vocalist Matthew Ford in a newcomer, having recently joined after singing with the Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra and the New Squadronnaires.