Nick Ross Orchestra concert ticketsThe Nick Ross Orchestra present 'Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era'
The lights soften, the mood settles. An audience waits for that first moment of sound. The Big Band is poised, relaxed, but with eyes anxious for the lead. Then, as if giving body to an echo, the murmured notes of 'Moonlight Serenade begin'... and the night, it seems, is suddenly full and timeless.
Recapture the sounds and memories of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra & Singers present 'an unmissable evening of music and song' at Burnley Mechanics on the 4th of February.
With a classic line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a rhythm section and singers, as the Nick Ross Orchestra faithfully recreate the classic Big Band sound of the 1940s.
A selection from the repertoires of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Ted Heath will be featured at the event including well known hits such as "In the Mood" , "Little Brown Jug" and "Moonlight Serenade" . The concert would not be complete without reference to the songbooks of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
The 2004 'Glenn Miller Centenary Tour' saw the NRO performing at over 45 theatres across the country, at Big Band Weekends and on an annual trans-Atlantic Big Band Cruise onboard the luxurious 5 star M/S Westerdam (Holland-America Line).
In 2005 the Orchestra take part in the 60th Anniversary of VE Day celebrations, as well as a 50 date theatre tour. A return to the Westerdam for the annual trans-Atlantic cruise will take place in October 2005, and two big band weekends have also been confirmed.
"There's not a lot more one can say about the Nick Ross orchestra other than getting out to see it when it plays in your area"
- Big Band Buddies Magazine, December 2004.
"When set loose on April in Paris, I Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York and Moonlight Serenade they certainly showed us what a band should sound like. Nick Ross Orchestra please come back again!"
- Big Bands International Magazine, November 2004
"This band has refreshingly a younger line-up than we've come to expect - it looks smart, well turned out and professional. They came into their own with some swinging recreations of the 1950's Basie Band scores which they tore into with visible and joyful relish. I am glad I caught this package and if you too are in the mood for a nostalgic and relaxing big band evening, primarily but not exclusively Miller, you won't be disappointed."
- Moonlight Serenader Magazine, 4th edition 2004