San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Party Frocks, Flowing Locks,
Waistcoats, Cravats and Hats.
The Curious LITTLE big Band are throwing a party and inviting family, friends and friends of friends. The evening will consist of caberet song and dance by Marie Louise Flexen and Steve Skinley; Ian Street, who is a parent at Acorns Nursery and also manager of Hamptons, Cirencester, has promised to visit his locally celebrated Elvis upon us; we will dance the evening out with The Curious LITTLE big Band's infectious classic covers.
We are raising funds for the Evelina Children's Hospital in memory of four year old Edward Wheatley who passed away last year. Edward was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a condition that leaves sufferers with only half a working heart and requires complex cardiac surgery over 3 stages.
Sadly and unexpectedly, Edward developed complications after his final surgery and, despite the greatest of efforts from the wonderful medical team at the Evelina, passed away in his parents arms on July 28, 2013. He was a wonderful and happy little boy, who radiated love and is greatly missed by all who knew him.
When & Where
The Curious LITTLE big Band
Not just a band - a theatrical experience!
This explosive eight piece band are bound to make you dance and laugh. They don't just play music: they have created a show, a musical journey that demands participation and draws in even the hardest of hearts.
It's almost cabaret but the band is too accomplished to take a backseat to their unpredictable front man and knocks out track after track of dance floor filling classics (with a few moderns thrown in).
Miles Guerrini sang around the world and in West End musicals before moving to Cirencester and spares no opportunity to dress up and explore his theatrical roots. The band are all accomplished musicians in their own rights: Guy Guerrini (yes, brother of...) is Head of Music Arts at Kingshill and flexes his muscles on sax, keyboard, guitar and vocals.
Drummer Andy Hughes is well known about town as a local solo singer; generations of Cirencester youth know Russell Blackaller as Kingshill Head of Performance Arts and director of countless shows- but he's now turned professional director and lends CLBB his piano and accordion skills: and Nigel Baylis ties it all down with a thumping bass.
A horn section is such a rare treat these days and the recent addition of the 'Red Hat Horns' -Martin Milnes (trombone), Claire Mitchell (trumpet) and Howard Rigby (tenor sax)- has transformed the sound from action packed to sublime.