Live entertainment for theatres, festivals and concert venues

Blue Harlem

High-energy big band swing

Blue Harlem are guaranteed to get your adrenaline flowing with their brand of high-energy big band swing. Their repertoire includes classics by Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan and Count Basie among others.

Blue Harlem have been widely regarded as one of the top swing/jump-blues bands on the London scene for over 15 years. They have become regular favourites at venues such as the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s, The100 Club, The Hippodrome, Hideaway, Jitterbugs and many, many more. In 2008, they were personally invited by Baz Luhrmann to perform for the launch of his 1940s blockbuster movie Australia.

The band launched the career of rising star Imelda May, and are now proud to feature as their vocalist the sensational Sophie Shaw. Blue Harlem is led by Al Nicholls on tenor sax and features Paul Eldridge on piano, Sandy Burnett on double bass, Sam Brown on drums, Gethin Liddington on trumpet and Horace Cardew on baritone sax.

It’s happy music – it makes you want to get up and dance.

Michael Parkinson, BBC Radio 2

Blue Harlem have a devastating reputation on the live circuit and a number of high-profile admirers. They are one of the best party bands around.

Nico Mead, TNT Magazine

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

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

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

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

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 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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