Sunday Lunch - Down For The Count Plays Nat 'King' Cole 100 on Sunday 17th March 2019
Down for the Count are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship.
In March 2019, the band are returning to Hideaway to perform the music of Nat 'King' Cole on his 100th birthday. The band will be performing many of his greatest hits including Straighten Up and Fly Right, Mona Lisa and L-O-V-E, alongside lesser known classics. Nat 'King' Cole has a huge influence on popular music of the 21st Century, and the band will bring his music back to life with honest and respectful re-creations of his best work.
Since bursting onto the scene at Twinwood Festival in 2013, Down for the Count have quickly earned themselves a reputation as one of the hardest swinging bands in the UK. They are constantly in demand, selling out shows at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Le Caveau de la Huchette (Paris), The London Jazz Festival and of course Hideaway Streatham; and their recent album 'Let's Dance' was featured on Clare Teal's BBC Radio 2 show.
The band recreate classic tunes from the Swing Era, but this is no mere nostalgia trip - Down for the Count perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music. Combine that with the band's top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that never fails to get toes tapping and audiences dancing... so no need to feel guilty about following your Hideaway Sunday lunch with that cheeky dessert after all!
'A breath of fresh air on the swing scene.' Twinwood Festival
'The band grabbed the audience from the first downbeat and kept them enthralled right up to the encore.' Jazz Journal
'The arrangements were fantastic and made the music more accessible.' Jazz London Radio
Artist: Down for the Count
Music Genres: Jazz
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