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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BOX OFFICE:

WE REALLY APPRECIATE TICKETS GOING ON SALE QUICKLY! :)

HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU PLAN TO GO ON SALE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 2024 (which would be brilliant!) YOUR LISTING WILL NEED UPDATING ONCE THIS TOUR PACK IS FINALISED.

ABOUT TIME AFTER TIME

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Strictly Smokin' Big Band's TIME AFTER TIME

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A big band journey from Blues, to Basie and beyond.

“Reinventing the big band..." - Jazzwise Magazine, May 2024

"...one of the UK’s most effortlessly fluent big bands” – Jazz Alert

"...a truly great band." - Jazz Views

With our full 18-piece big band, we tell the story of jazz, swing, and big bands from their inception all the way to the present day through the music of the most popular, groundbreaking, and adventurous musicians who ever lived.

The development of big band jazz is not an easy one—it is fraught with racial inequality, gender stereotyping, and harsh realities. However, the music that was forged lives on, is a testament to those who helped create it, and is just as relevant today as it ever was.

From the cotton plantations of the Deep South to video game soundtracks, big bands have survived everything from financial depressions, world wars, pop-mania, and technological advances.

Time After Time shines a spotlight on jazz's most iconic names and will bring you all the way to the big band music of 2025.

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PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Running Times:

  • Two acts

  • 55 minutes each

  • 30 minute interval

  • Total running time inc. interval: 2h 20m

Technical:

  • 2 hour minimum get in

  • 1 hour sound check

  • 1 hour get out 

  • 15 chairs without arms

  • WiFi at the venue is reuired for the performance

  • Use of house piano is prefered

  • Projection essential

  • In-house sound preferable, can supply if required.

  • Lighting

    • Simple

    • Mid-wash across whole performance space, with blackout and interval state.

Prefered timings for 7.30pm* curtain up:

  • 1500: MD arrives to set chairs and stands. Please have decking set.

  • 1700: Rhtyhm section and vocals arrive and set on stage

  • 1715: Rest of band arrive and set on stage

  • 1730: All stage, sound and projection is set

  • 1740: sound check, including monitors

  • 1800: Rehearsal with sound, LX, projection and stage crew

  • 1850: Finish and clear

  • 1900: Doors

  • 1930: Curtain up: Set/Act 1

  • 2025: Interval

  • 2055: Set/ Act 2

  • 2150: Curtain down

  • Get out takes no more than 1 hour.

* plus or minus accordingly for different start times

ENGAGEMENT & WORKSHOPS

  • Strictly Smokin’s musical director and/ or vocalist can deliver pre or post show workshops exploring the music of the show for school /college or community groups.

  • These can be tailored to ability and experience, and can also utilise our musicians.

  • We can offer listening lists with suggestions of suitable albums for pupils/students that explore the history and development of jazz and big band music

  • The Team can offer pre/post-show Q&As to explore aspects of the show.

CHANNEL LIST - DRAFT

STAGE/ SOUND PLAN - DRAFT

SHOW OUTLINE for SOUND & LX - DRAFT

IMAGES & ARTWORK

VIDEO

Direct link: coming soon

SOLUS COPY

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GENERAL SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS

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If you require something in particular, please just contact us and we'll happily put it together.

TAGS & KEYWORDS - DRAFT

Big Band; Jazz; Swing; Strictly Smokin’ Big Band; singer; trumpet; saxophone; trombone; piano; guitar; Alice Grace; Michael Lamb; Ella Fitzgerald; Duke Ellington; Mood Indigo; Perdido, Tisket Tasket, Time After Time, Let's Do It

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