The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Music in the Glenn Miller Mood, Fairfield Hall, Croydon - 1970 005
Pages 6 and 7 of a programme for a performance of 'Music In The Glen Miller Mood' by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, 1970. Kevin Kent is profiled on page 6, with a large photograph. Songs that may be performed on the night are listed on page 7.
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Kevin Kent started singing at 17 with dance bands in his home town of Leigh in Lancashire, and the very first song he sang on stage was "Story Of A Starry Night". After studying dancing and contemplating a career as a teacher of ballroom dancing, he returned to singing and joined a Northern vocal quartet, the Kordites, with whom he stayed for 15 years, playing club and radio dates.
Throughout the Sixties he was busy compering at many of the clubs in the Manchester area, before Syd Lawrence contacted him and asked him to join the band as singer, compere and manager.
It says something for his versatility that he can sing the Glenn Miller romantic ballads made famous by Ray Eberle as well as the totally different style of Tex Beneke, who popularised such favourites as "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Kalamazoo".
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra will select their programme from the following:
Moonlight Serenade Story Of A Starry Night Nearness Of You Pennsylvania 65000 Perfidia
In The Mood
Serenade In Blue
Bugle Call Rag
I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem
Rhapsody In Blue
Johnny Comes Marching Home
Chattanooga Choo Choo
April In Paris
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
My Guy's Come Back
St. Louis Blues March
Out Of Space
I Know Why
Long Tall Mama
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
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Medley ; | Borrowed And Blue
String Of Pearls
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Little Brown Jug Jingle Bells Tuxedo Junction Anvil Chorus
OTHER BIG BANDS
Beguine The Beguine
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Sunny Side Of The Street
Trumpet Blues And Cantabiie Skyliner
Autumn In New York Intermission Riff Girl Talk Leave Us Leap Drumminâ Man Nice And Easy Apple Honey Take The "A" Train
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