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Fri, Apr. 29th
  • London Cadogan Hall - London - Buy Tix

Sat, Apr. 30th
  • Peterborough Key Theatre - Peterborough - Buy Tix

Wed, May. 4th
  • Bad Wörishofen - Bad Wörishofen - Buy Tix

Thu, May. 5th
  • Seeshaupt Alte Post - Seeshaupt - Buy Tix

Fri, May. 6th


 We are back at the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne!  save the date 18th-20th November 2016


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Pasadena Roof Orchestra Cadogan Hall 29th April 2016

A brief news update about our upcoming concert at the Cadogan Hall 29th April 2016

Posted by Pasadena Roof Orchestra on Friday, 26 February 2016




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outside Grand

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra is a world class, unique formation which was created over 40 years ago. It has successfully appeared at major concert houses in London, New York, Dubai, Berlin Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpar. It has recorded more than forty albums. The Orchestra has provided music for films, such as the ‘Comedian Harmonists’ (Josef Vilsmaier,) and completed a soundtrack for ‘Just a Gigolo’ 1980 with David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich (her last film). It has appeared at Buckingham Palace (Christmas party 2010), and its soundtracks have been used in numerous advertising campaigns. The musicians have twice toured the USA to critical acclaim.

It is probably no longer accurate to list the Orchestra nostalgia, as this seems more applicable to the recent phenomenon of tribute bands. The Orchestra has become an established name, in its own right, in a similar way to the great dance bands that inspired it.

The music is a form of modern classic. It stands on the shoulders of giants like George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome kern, Ray Noble, Hoagy Carmichael. These were Composers who wrote unforgettable melodies, and sophisticated romantic lyrics. Our tunes are still the all-time standards, the towering achievements of the song-writers art.

Like the great bands of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ray Noble, Fletcher Henderson and Jack Hylton, ours are the sound of their era. The music was the back-drop to events of world shattering significance. Take a listen to the sounds that grew out of New York, New Orleans, Paris and Berlin in the 1920’s. Hear to the growling trumpet, the muted trombone, the wailing clarinet glissando over the steady throb of the rhythm section, as the smoky shaft of spotlight picks out the white tux and red carnation of the singer.

When it comes to authentic Dance band/ early swing music, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has no equal. It has always had access to the finest arrangements, the best musicians, and under the directorship of Band-leader and singer, DuncanGalloway, produces an immaculately presented show, full of fun, rhythm and laughter

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra is sponsored by CitySightseeing Frankfurt / Munich  


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