The Dave Hankin Big Band are making a welcome return to Teignmouth Pavilions on Friday 22nd March with their brand new show for 2024 The performance includes music by the likes of Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Nelson Riddle, Buddy Rich and many more great artists. The band’s shows have been described in the press as ‘jaw-droppingly good’ and ‘exceptional,they could not be bettered.’
This band of highly polished musicians has risen to become the Southwest’s premier big band featuring quality musicianship and performing a diverse repertoire from Glenn Miller to Maynard Ferguson. Although Dave Hankin decided to give up his post as band leader in 2018 he continues to produce stunning musical arrangements for them. .
Many of the band have played along side some of the worlds biggest names in music including Shirley Bassey, Jack Jones, Matt Monro, Cliff Richard , Phil Collins , Syd Lawrence et al.
Current vocal arrangements are very much the order with numbers by Michael Buble , Harry Connick Jnr , Frank Sinatra The vocals in the Dave Hankin band are the domain of the hugely talented and experienced session singer, Bern Stewart. He began his career performing a song in the Royal Albert Hall at the age of sixteen. He went on to work for the Top Rank Org. , Associated Television, BBC. Bern has also been employed as a mentor for vocal contestants on several national TV talent contests.
Dave Hankins expertly crafted arrangements have been broadcast on radio, television and performed by the BBC Big Band. His band was formed in 2007 and has over the years performed at many local venues, jazz clubs and prestigious music festivals in Devon and Cornwall. They have quite a following.
Whether you are new to big bands or a seasoned fan the 2024 is a show not to be missed . It is a musical feast with something tasty to offer for all age groups. Why not treat yourself ?
Tickets - £18.00. Booking fee per transaction - £1 online or by telephone, 50p at the Box Office.