Whereas you’ll have seen them at a gig, lindy pop occasion or music pageant, The Straightforward Rollers have one other option to current the music they play.
Drop Me Off In Harlem may be very a lot a ‘present’ fairly than simply an abnormal gig, that includes songs put collectively by historic, musical or comedian segues involving the entire band.
The Straightforward Rollers provide audiences an genuine underground speakeasy expertise and the chance to find extra in regards to the post-Prohibition period and jazz in the course of the Nice Melancholy.
Count on to listen to favourites by composers resembling Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein. alongside songs made well-known by The Boswell Sisters, Ruth Etting, Lee Morse, Annette Hanshaw, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Gene Austin, Margaret Younger, Helen Morgan, Paul Whiteman, Fat Waller & Cab Calloway.
Hosted by the Jazz Bar since 2017, The Straightforward Rollers have bought out a number of reveals and have been a ‘advisable present’ by Fringe Assessment in 2019.
The Straightforward Rollers are a bunch of seven award successful musicians and have been enjoying music from The Jazz Age (1920-1933) and The Swing Period (1933–1947) for the previous 5 years in jazz festivals and theatres throughout the UK.
The band brings authenticity and allure when performing the music of this period, interesting to a variety of audiences with a enjoyable and energetic present.
Pianist Alex Hill mentioned: “It’s the closest factor you’ll get to actually experiencing what it was wish to occasion within the Prohibition period.”
Since 2016, The Straightforward Rollers have featured at Manchester Jazz Competition, Cheltenham Jazz Competition, Lake District Summer time Music, Buxton Worldwide Competition, Manchester Day, Brecon Jazz Competition & Marsden Jazz Competition.