ABBA is iconic. For one night only, the triple award-winning tribute band ABBA Revival teams up with the Mozart Symphony Orchestra to give you an unforgettable evening of ABBA hits with a symphonic backing.
Join the Syd Lawrence Orchestra as they mark the centenary of the RAF Benevolent Fund and Chris Dean as he directs the magnificent men and women of the Orchestra in tribute to members of the RAF, both past and present.
In addition to leading the phenomenal 18-piece orchestra, Chris is also featured on the trombone and vocals, and is joined by fellow singer Sarah Eyden. Get set for a fantastic evening which includes music such as Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer, The Dam Busters Theme as well as a huge selection of Big Band favourites and thematic film clips.
For more info and to book your tickets, visit here.
If you’re in the know, you’ll know – and you’ll know who Joy Rose. Her remarkable vocal talents have resulted in performances with Sting, Bluey (Incognito) and Jason Rebello (Jeff Beck). With her formidable vocal range and power, she produces tracks which she describes as “a fusion of jazz, soul and gospel”.
Now on tour and recording with Incognito, her performances have become much more exclusive and this rare evening on 7 April at Chelsea’s jazz club, 606, features Lex Cameron (keyboards), Bobby Quigley (guitar), Chris Dodd (bass) and Sam Agard (drums).
Book your tickets here.
The Muddy Choir is a play about growing up and the humanizing power of music being performed on 10 November.
Focusing on three young soldiers serving up with the Durham Light Infantry in 1917, the story shows Will, Robbie and Jimbo being thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland roots. Inspired by their childhood oath ‘nee killing, anly singing’, Robbie dreams that music will be their ticket away from the front. Unfortunately, attracting the attention of their commanding officers may prove more dangerous than bullets or gas.
The play was commissioned and produced by Theatre Centre and written by Jesse Briton to mark the centenary of WW1.
For more info and to book your tickets, visit the National Army Museum website here.
Image by Sarah London.
If Jazz music is a favourite of yours, then head to 606 club for a night of Brazilian Jazz with Luna Cohen.
On 20 June, Luna, who was originally from Belo Horizonte in Brazil, will be on stage for one evening only. She moved to London in 2014 to broaden her artistic horizons which has been nothing but a benefit to the London music scene.
She has already recorded three albums under her own name with her debut album ‘Estrada do sol’ winning the 2013 Enderrock award for Best New Jazz Album so this is sure to be a spellbinding evening showcasing her classic and smooth but powerful voice.
For a sample of her talent, watch here.
Returning for its fourth year, Live at Chelsea is back as one of the highlights of the summer season. Set in the idyllic Royal Hospital, home to the iconic Chelsea Pensioners, this is a beautiful setting to enjoy a fun, music-filed summer’s evening.
Spreading across four evenings, 14 – 17 June, enjoy headliners Kaiser Chiefs, James Blunt and Imelda May.
Book your tickets here.
In celebration of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Cadogan Hall have a wonderful evening of choral and orchestral music planned including the new Royal Fanfare.
Enjoy an exciting programme of British choral and orchestral music from Eltham College Choir and the London Festival Sinfonia, with Paul Showell conducting.
Opening the concert is Michael Lawson’s powerful orchestral showpiece ‘Symphonic Movements’ followed by one of John Rutter’s masterworks, the brilliant and colourful ‘Magnificat’, performed using English text. The second half highlights shorter and much loved choral pieces by Rutter and Bob Chilcott. Continuing the theme of showcasing living British composers, Clive Malabar’s magnificent orchestral ‘Celebration’ introduces the second half and the world premier of Lawson’s new symphonic suite, ‘The Seasons’, concludes the concert.
Book your tickets to this wonderful celebration here.
This May, 606 Club is hosting a festival to celebrate 30 years spent at their Lots Road destination.
The festival will consist of 12 days of fantastic music presented by over 30 bands who are long standing friends of the club which has been going for well over 30 years now as well as a special performance from Jamie Cullum.
Wednesday 16 May, 8.30pm – Peter Rubie/John Etheridge with Lily Dior/Glow Quartet
Thursday 17 May, 8.30pm – Hamish Stewart’s 10 piece band
Friday 18 May, 9.30pm – Natalie Williams, Beverley Skeete, Tony O’Malley
Saturday 19 May, 9.30pm – Giacomo Smith, Alex Garnett, James Davison
Sunday 20 May
1.30pm – Noel McCalla, 606 Gospel Group with Special Guest: Sarah Teiob
8.30pm – Ian Shaw, Polly Gibbons, Liane Carroll
Monday 21 May, 8.30pm – The Crate Diggers, Paul Stacey
Tuesday 22 May, 8.30pm – 606 Club Special, Jamie Cullum
Wednesday 23 May, 8.30pm – Basho Music Night: Gwilym Simcock, The Printmakers
Thursday 24 May, 8.30pm – Anoushka Lewis, Tim & Hattie Whitehead, Gwyneth Herbet
Friday 25 May, 9.30pm – Mary Pearce, Vanessa Haynes, Imaani
Saturday 26 May, 9.30pm – Clark Tracey, Jaqui Dankworth, Mornington Lockett & Peter King
Sunday 27 May
1.30pm – Rachel Sutton with Special Guests, Alice Zawadzki
8.30pm – Claire Martin & Jim Mullen, Rachael Calladine, Samara ft. Liliana Chachian
Book your tickets here!
Keith Nichols, one of the UK’s leading vintage jazz musicians, takes us back to the days of London’s exclusive clubs and great hotels and the wonderful music that the BBC broadcast across the nation.
It was the age of the bandleader as superstar – Carroll Gibbons and Fred Elizalde at the Savoy, Sydney Lipton at Grosvenor House, Lew Stone at the Monseigneur, Jack Jackson at the Dorchester, Henry Hall on the BBC and Ambrose at the Mayfair.
This bedazzling show will feature music from 1920s an 30s, songs including ‘You’re the top’ by Jack Hyltons and Billy Cotton’s ‘Somebody stole my gal’ and the incredible music ensemble will wow you, augmented by the strings from the BBC concert orchestra.
Book your tickets for this unmissable performance here before they sell out!
It’s time to celebrate the music of a generation as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into Cadogan Hall.
Performing on 6 April, audience members will be totally mesmerised. The incredible group will perform 40 back to back classic Motown hits, with glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
Enjoy the timeless music from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross to The Supremes and The Jackson 5 as it is sensationally recreated before your eyes. It really will be a musical journey through your favourite songs and an evening not to be missed.
Tickets start at £26.50, book yours here.