Rotary to Repeat Ground-Breaking Show

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Last year Ely Rotary staged a special and unusual event at Ely Community College – a double-band show and dance featuring the “Glenn Miller” style music of the forties played by Opus 17, and the exciting Trad sound played by Barry Tyler’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

This event was such an outstanding success that it is being repeated again this year, on Saturday 14th October, a date chosen to overcome the problem of so many being away on holiday, and who were sorry to have missed it.

Opus 17 will be playing music from both the forties and the sixties this time, with hits from artists such as Dusty Springfield and Ella Fitzgerald from the superb voice of Kimberley Devonshire, whom we have had the pleasure of listening to before. Michael Duble sound-alike Tom Veasey will also be singing several of his popular songs. The magic of the big-bands comes through strongly too, of course, with the nostalgic reminiscences direct from the forties.

Since this show is entitled “Forties and Sixties dance”, this brings music from the Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk era, all recreated and superbly performed by Barry Tyler’s crew, with their amazing vocalist Binky Pollack, who also plays banjo in the band. Their playlist includes such toe-tapping hits as “I wanna be like you-oo”, “So Do I”, and plenty more from those days.

Tickets are available now from Burrows Book Shop in High Street Passage, Ely, and from Wade’s Opticians at the top of the High Street, priced again at sixteen pounds each. They are also available direct from Ely Rotary Club by email and personal delivery locally, or post for out-of-town, from elyrotary@ericgrant185.plus.com, or by telephone 01638 780827.