Phil Collins Endorses the And Finally… Big Band
An email from Phil Collins’ PA who came to see the And Finally Show on April 2nd at
the Community Arts Theatre, Tiverton.
“Phil has watched your BB DVD and commented – “Great stuff”.
He has kept the DVD but signed the original insert for you guys (he has a photocopy in the DVD case)”
The And Finally Big Band’ is an offshoot of the critically acclaimed ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ show. Producer and drummer Tim Harper has always wanted to create a traditional jazz swing orchestra in the style of Phil’s own big band and this is it!
The original Phil Collins Big Band was a side project of English rock singer Phil Collins, which performed in 1996 and 1998. The group presented big band renditions of Phil Collins and Genesis songs. The group was primarily an instrumental act, with Collins remaining behind the drums, like the early days of Genesis and rarely singing at performances. Initially the band did a short tour in 1996 culminating in a live filming of their appearance at the ‘Montreux Jazz Festival’. The band released one album… ‘A Hot Night In Paris’,recorded in 1998 and released in 1999.
‘The And Finally Big Band’ accurately recreates a combination of both of Phil’s live Big Band shows using the original music arrangements and performed by a twenty piece band of world class musicians. Such great classics as Sussudio, Two Hearts, In the Air Tonight, Invisible Touch and many more of Phil compositions are given the huge Big Band treatment.
Phil’s original shows had a guest vocalist appearance by Tony Bennett.
For this show Chris Lloyd, of Talon fame, joins the band for a cameo performance singing some classic swing standards of the Big Band era.
This is a unique show combining the rare Phil Collins performances with an unforgettable big band experience performed by the very best of UK musicians. A full two hour extravaganza and a show not to be missed. MORE HERE