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Monday, December 24, 2018

Preview: Friday's a Wonderful Night for a Moondance

Kathryn Frances Atack (piano/MD); Tony Chapman (vocals); Dave Beston (guitar); Nick Polito (drums); Steve Fardoe (sax/clarinet); Allan Peat (double bass).
(Info supplied by Allan Peat).

Moondance, named after the Van Morrison classic, is a six-piece swing band featuring the players listed above. Their repertoire includes such popular standards as The Lady is a Tramp, Fly me to the Moon, All of Me, Strangers in the Night, Autumn Leaves, Summertime, Mack the Knife, My Way, King of The Swingers etc.

Formed over the summer and playing quarterly at The Little Theatre in Cleadon near Sunderland, they are looking for other gigs in 2019. Some members of the ensemble also perform and direct plays at the theatre whose availability makes for a great rehearsal place for them, as well as being a nice venue to put on a show that’s 100% Moondance.

The theatre seats about 60/70 in a cabaret setting. The band's two shows this weekend will include the above numbers as well as some of the seasonal classics. Saturday night is sold out but there are still tickets for Friday‘s performance.

Click on the poster for details.

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