Swinging with The Big Band Tickets

Swinging with the Big Band is a touring show that specializes in swing and jazz music. It is brought to the stage by the “Daniel Houghton Big Band” which is based in New York City. They not only perform well known tunes of the genre in their shows but also re-master popular songs to make them sound like the old 1950s melodies. The band consists of 6 member; Chris Barrett Chris Heritage, Luke Rattenbury, Richard Gabriel, Pete Sellicks and Steve Woods. Together, they will be travelling the country to perform shows in nearly all major cities. Even though they are a relatively newer band, having only been formed in 2010, their music is still cohesive and well constructed, following the notes and patterns of the tunes they intend to cover. Get a chance to experience what they have to offer by getting Swinging with the Big Band tickets.

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About Swinging with The Big Band

Their shows this season are going to consist of a tribute to the Rat Pack. These are the mid 60s singers who defined swing and jazz music. It is made out of legends such as Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis. They would take the stage together as well. Their name itself comes from the famous New York term which means “a group of friends”. The four mentioned singers and actors would often get together at the Holmy Hills and create original tunes. It was Humphrey Bogart’s idea to start a professional group that would travel around the world to perform shows. Thus, the legendary movement of swing music began which would inspire many artists in the modern world including Swinging with the Big Band.
The tribute band will have a wide range of work to choose from for the Rat Pack has done nearly 20 films together. Some of their most memorable tunes from these movies were “The Lady is a Tramp” by Frank Sinatra and “Something’s Gotta Give” by Sammy Davis Jr. The former has been popularized yet again in the modern day as a duet between Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. The latter was made popular when it became the title to the last film Marilyn Monroe shot before her death which was never released and was the subject of much controversy.
Other songs that Swinging with the Big Band can be expected to play in the show are “Ain’t that a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin and “For Once in My Life”, a song that was later sung by Stevie Wonder and well. The Rat Pack had a big influence not only in the music industry of the time, but also popular culture as a whole. Peter Lawford was the brother in law to the President of the time, John F. Kennedy. Thus, the band became supporters of the Democrats and would actively advocate it through their work and tours. However, it is often believed that it was this association that ultimately led to the disbandment of the Rat Pack. Lawson and Sinatra could no longer see eye to eye because the President believed Sinatra mixed with the wrong people.
The band also sings Vegas style renditions of popular songs such as “Wonderwall” by Oasis, “The Scientist” by Coldplay and others like The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. They artfully mould each song in sounding like they could have been written by either one of the Rat Pack. Other than this, they even have a few original songs that they play during their live shows from time to time. People with Swinging with the Big Band tickets will get a chance to hear these compositions firsthand.
In order to know what to expect from the show, one should know a little about big band music in general. Traditionally, this kind of music is not improvised and spontaneous as jazz music was. It is arranged in advanced although it is up to the composer to take liberties in the artistry. Moreover, if the song being performed is from the swing genre, than a strophic form of arrangement and phrasing can be expected, ranging from thirty two to twelve bars a piece. The songs begin with a melody and build up with a chorus development. Here, the singer could improvise solos if possible. In the old days, scatting in time with the music was common. Thus the audience can expect to be transported back in the day when they come to see this show. Those who are interested can even find cheap Swinging with the Big Band tickets online.