Friday 11th August at 8.00pm
(pre-show supper at 7:00pm)
THE PETE ALLEN
UK "trad" jazz at it's very best
Tickets £20 (£34 including pre-show supper) can be booked on 01460 54973
One of the UK's top jazz performers, Pete's first visit to Ilminster was with Mike Denham three years ago when he greatly impressed us all with his powerful and highly fluent clarinet playing. This time he is here with his full band, probably the best known straight "trad" band in the country which he has been running for almost 40 years. It has featured regularly on BBC, ITV, been to all the major festivals and venues in the UK and Europe and has recorded extensively. "Tradsters" don't miss this one.
Pete Allen first formed his band in October 1978, and during the early years made thirty appearances for "Pebble Mill At One" - BBC Television. In addition, the band have appeared on many regional television shows including a six week series for HTV. They regularly have featured on Radio and over the years recorded many L.P's, Cassettes and CD's. Performing a varied exciting repertoire of 'Hot' Traditional Jazz the band is ideal for any occasion, especially Music Festivals, Concerts, Jazz Clubs.
The Pete Allen Jazz Band appears at prestigious Jazz Festivals, Theatres and Clubs throughout the UK and abroad, with tours in Germany, Holland, Denmark, France, U.S.A, Majorca and the Canary Islands. It also finds time to play at private parties and weddings, including social functions for many well known personalities.
Pete's band play an exciting and entertaining musical selection of happy traditional jazz. It's a sound that everyone can enjoy and understand being a combination of well played music with professional presentation perfect for any kind of event. The Pete Allen Jazz Band provide a slick and fast moving programme for the theatre or festival audience. Since the band's formation in 1978 it has excelled at hundreds of major theatre venues, concert halls and festival stages throughout the U.K. and abroad. During the summer months the band is very popular performing at a number of outside jazz picnic events for the National Trust and English Heritage. The band can easily adapt their show to provide the right happy jazzy sounds for any special occasion such as a wedding reception, birthday celebration or corporate event where they guarantee the musical content will be the right blend of instrumentals and well known songs for listening or dancing. Among the countless wedding receptions and birthday parties at which the band has performed over the years added to the list are a number of functions for Sir Ian Botham and it was Petes band that played the music for dancing at his son's wedding reception. The band is regularly featured at numerous prestigious functions for Rotary, Lions International and many other charitable organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Relief, Cancer UK and Leukaemia research.
LICENSED BAR serving a range of wines, bottled beers and soft drinks.
PRE- SHOW SUPPER (must be booked at least 2 days before the concert).
Tonight's Menu: TBA; Dessert; Coffee
Vegetarian option available. Please ring the Arts Centre on 01460 54973 at least 2 days before the concert