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August 10, 2009

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The Charleston Chasers are firmly established as one of Europe's leading swing and dance bands specialising in the jazz age music of the twenties and thirties. Their inspiration is that group of songwriters, band leaders and arrangers who made jazz the pop music of the time, music that is still great entertainment

Rather than just being a tired pastiche, The Charleston Chasers are marked out from the crowd by their brilliant and original arrangements of familiar classics along with a knack of finding less well-known gems from the forgotten musicals.

In the same way that the pre-war British bands of Roy Fox, Henry Hall and Jack Hylton brought their own sound to the music being pioneered in America by the likes of Fletcher Henderson, Paul Whiteman and Duke Ellington. The Charleston Chasers' unique arrangements nearly all written 'in house' and superb musicianship give them an authentic voice, capturing the spirit of the original bands without slavishly copying them.

The Charleston Chasers celebrated their twentieth anniversary in 2007. They have recorded five CDs, performed at theatres and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and broadcast frequently on BBC radio. They have shared the stage with many well-known names ? from Toyah Wilcox to The Grenadier Guards. David Jacobs, the veteran broadcaster, said of The Chasers 'They are one of the finest bands around today'

Sandy Wilson, the writer and composer of the hit musical The Boyfriend, said ' They are one of the most authentic 1920's and 30's recreations I have heard. Excellent orchestrations, perfect vocals and a wonderful band'

This outstanding orchestra guarantees musical innovation played by some of the best musicians around with style, vibrancy, great humour and infectious enthusiasm.

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Catalogue number LACD275
Barcode 5017116527524
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm