Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra – 30th Anniversary Gala Gatsby Concert. From the Charleston of the 1920s through the beautiful classic songs of the 1930s, to swing and jazz mayhem, Michael Law's Piccadilly Dance Orchestra present a night of musical razzle-dazzle, featuring some of the greatest music of the jazz age. We will transport you back to a world of sophistication, glitz and glamour, delighting your senses with the flapper fun and frolics of the 1920s!
In response to popular demand, there will be some space for dancing, but please note as it’s mainly a concert performance, we won’t be playing modern Ballroom or Latin dance music (as we would for a purely dance event) - but you are most welcome to dance to the 1920s/30s tunes we’ll be playing, i.e. Quickstep, Charleston, Jive, Waltz (one), Lindy & Slow foxtrot.
Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra - Stylish, sophisticated, smooth…for 30 years, recreating the glamour of the Golden Age of popular music, the 1920’s to 40’s, along with a hearty helping of foot-tapping jazz and “hot” dance music. Founded by Cambridge-educated singer, arranger and conductor Michael Law, The PDO is Britain's leading jazz age band, always in demand for their concert and dance evenings. Michael’s unparalleled empathy and skill at evoking the period between the Twenties and Forties with the utmost authenticity and the support of the superb musicians of the PDO make this a firm favourite. Free from undue nostalgia but enthralling and often moving, PDO are endearing themselves to audiences worldwide with the growing sales of their CDs.
Elegant, musically immaculate and infused with toe-tapping rhythm, the PDO’s recordings have recently been chosen for the soundtracks of CSI, Gotham as well as an award-winning documentary about Stanley Kubrick…and two of the PDO’s recordings (Happy Feet and Dance Little Lady) have been heard by more than two and a half million people on YouTube.The PDO enjoyed residencies at London's Ritz and Savoy Hotels and have recorded six CDs. Their sensational Café de Paris events have set a new standard for recreations of 1920s/30s high society entertainment. At The Savoy, The PDO were the last to perform on the legendary stage where so many great bands of the past had performed, including Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans, Geraldo, Fred Elizalde and Debroy Somers.
Acclaimed worldwide for their spirited recreations of the music of the British Dance Bands, Michael and the PDO were especially chosen for BBC 4's highly successful Len Goodman's Dancing Feet and a sequel, Len Goodman's Dance Band Days - and following their concert at John Dankworth and Cleo Laine's Wavendon theatre: "this was probably the most entertaining evening I can remember...the orchestra is really superb".
Catch The PDO in the Helen Mirren/Michael Caine movie Last Orders.
"Absolutely terrific, wonderfully conceived and presented...the PDO is a bright spot in showbiz...keep it up!" Julia Mackenzie
With special guests the Gatsby Girls.
Suitable for all ages.
Promoted by Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra.