When it comes to authentic swing music the orchestra has no equal. The orchestra performs year-round with a line up of eleven excellent jazz musicians who have perfected their craft and studied jazz at the top conservatories. Many years of working together with top class arrangements, result in the ensemble sound for which the orchestra is renowned. The show is presented in a way that not only showcases this talent, but adds some wit and humour.
Duncan Galloway is the band-leader and vocalist, and is also responsible for the musical direction. With a background in theatre and music, Duncan has been part of the orchestra for over ten years. Duncan originally trained in London as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy. His first experience of Dance band music was in the 1980's hearing Dennis Potters wonderful TV show 'Pennies from Heaven'
The repertoire currently comprises over 200 titles of jazz, early swing and dance music from the era, all of these are scrutinised, not only by Duncan, but by the whole Orchestra. Some of the new arrangements are from two of the band members, the trombonist Adrian Fry, and the pianist, Simon Townley.