Live entertainment for theatres, festivals and concert venues

About Terry

Terry Dash Music is a booker and promoter of live entertainment for theatres, festivals and concert venues, with a select roster of quality artistes and shows. But what about the man behind the successful music entertainment business, Terry Dash himself?

Although Terry Dash Music now has a wide variety of touring shows, Terry originally developed a passion for jazz music after hearing a Louis Armstrong record while still at school. His young days were spent in jazz clubs and on the cricket field, where he played for Essex Second XI and Cambridgeshire CC. Terry was fortunate enough to make many visits to New Orleans, where he made numerous contacts and was asked to arrange tours for American musicians and bands in Europe, and his business grew from there.

Terry also has had experience in the publishing and merchandising side of the business. In the early 1980s Terry became involved with The London Ragtime Orchestra as booker and manager. He also worked with Norman Meadmore Ltd in arranging shows at the leading theatres in the UK. Among these shows was the highly successful ‘A Night At The Cotton Club’, which toured extensively, including opening week at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and numerous sellouts at the Barbican Centre. Another memorable concert starred the legendary Artie Shaw at the Royal Festival Hall.

Terry feels he has been privileged to work with so many talented artistes over the years and he retains his enthusiasm and commitment to present the very best entertainment for his clients. Today our shows range from swing, rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, and soul: a broad base which includes some of the most eye-catching acts around today.

Terry Dash Music has been involved in hundreds of shows, and looks forward to many more years of bringing top quality entertainment to the general public.

We look forward to discussing how our artistes can bring life and entertainment to your upcoming programme – simply call 01763 260 823 or contact us to make your booking today.

The shows Terry brings here are always of the highest quality, and Terry’s integrity, knowledge and passion make him a real pleasure to work with.

Nick Wells, Events & Programming Manager, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

It’s always a pleasure to work with Terry Dash. You can trust him, trust the quality of the shows and feel confident of doing the right kind of business.

Maggie Saxon, Creative Programmer, Vivacity Peterborough

Thank you for bringing top-class shows to the Wolsey. They almost always sell out and we get great feedback from the audiences.

Sarah Holmes, Chief Executive, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

All negotiations are handled professionally and it is a pleasure working with Terry to get the best possible outcome for all.

Deb Lewis, Box Office & Retail Manager, Cromer Pier & Pavilion Theatre

It is a pleasure to work with Terry. He is very proactive with contacting venues and getting work for The Jive Aces and he is very in communication with me, regularly checking on dates and going over ideas to get us more work.

Peter Howell, Bookings Manager, The Jive Aces

It has been a great pleasure to work with Terry in these years. Quality, professionalism and a lot of enthusiasm. We had unforgettable moments at the Vallemaggia Magic Blues. Thank you.

Fabio Lafranchi, Co-founder & Promoter, Vallemaggia Magic Blues

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