'Your Favourite British Big Band' for the Big Bands International Magazine 2009 Poll.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org stating Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band is your favourite British Big Band. Please also vote for your favourite USA band.
( If you're not sure we recommend 'The Glenn Miller Orchestra USA' )
That's all there is to it! Debbie and the guys would
really appreciate mass support from everyone to get them on this chart. Thanks!
And now for the regular news :-
Its been ages since we sent out a newsletter, sorry to everyone
who's been emailing asking why, it's just that the band has been off the road whilst Debbie worked on a TV project
at Pinewood Studios.
of the World' is a situation comedy starring 'Warren Clarke' (Daziel & Pascoe, Boon, A Clockwork Orange
etc etc) Debbie, along with drummer Harold Fisher has written all the music for the series which is currently being edited.
The title track features Warren on vocals and Debbie is currently chatting to him about maybe featuring on a studio
album with the band in 2010.
A page about
the TV series can now be viewed on the band website.
Video on the website featuring a full length version of 'Heart & Soul' can now be viewed on the home page.
New Studio Album for 2010 The band office is currently looking into the possibility
of a studio album being recorded in the new year. Talks are in process with studios and labels but nothing can be finalised
until a new worldwide distribution contract that is on offer is signed, hopefully in January.
In the meantime, don't forget you can download the band at iTunes and Amazon plus
at a great many other international sites.
about it for now, please cast your vote asap and help the band get a deserved place in the top few!
Newsletter 15th May
Interview - Monday 18th May @ 8pm UK Time
Debbie will be chatting
with 'Terry Hawke' on HFM Radio about the bands recent shows in Guernsey and her forthcoming film project 'Perfect
Bait' (See Below).
If you miss the interview, we will be adding it to our website 'Radio Interviews' page within
24 hours of it being aired.
We have been experiencing
server problems and the last newsletter or two only got half delivered, hopefully this one will get to you ok and so we are
repeating some of the previous content.
Debbie is Appointed Musical Director of the forthcoming Feature Film 'Perfect
Pinewood Studios production company 'Vision In Production' has appointed
Debbie as Musical Director for the forthcoming feature film 'Perfect Bait'. Filming is due to begin later this
year and is expected to boast a number of 'A List' British actors. Debbie
will also be co-writing and arranging all the music for the film with her drummer Harold Fisher.
a cameo role for the entire 'Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band' has been written into the script towards the end of the
film which will see them performing live in a party scene. We'll let you know further detail in future newsletters.
A new page especially for the film has been created on our website where you will find more details and links
to the production company etc. You can visit this page at http://www.debbiecurtis.co.uk/id188.html
Big Band Beer Festival! - May 2nd
in 15 acres of countryside, we will be performing at 'The Bull Big Band Beer Festival' in Bellingdon Village, Near
Chesham, Bucks. HP5 2XU
Next Saturday May 2nd at 8pm.
Sample the ales from Tring & Rebellion Breweries, all weekend!
We will be performing in a Marquee at the rear of this historic village public house.
Guest Vocalist 'Keith Ball' (Son of the legendary 'Kenny Ball' of Kenny Ball and his Jazz
Dance Floor with 'Viv
The Spiv' playing the discs!
Entry to the pub
is FREE, Live Music Tickets are only £10 and that includes Supper !
If you miss the interview, it will be added to the radio interviews page of our website within an hour or so of the broadcast, or you can visit the BBC Radio
Nottingham on the Internet for seven days and select 'Listen Again'
Mansfield show will be filmed for Television.
ReelThing Productions are currently filming a 'Fly on the Wall' television documentary
of Debbie and the band and the cameras will be with us at Mansfield Palace Theatre on Sunday February 15th. In addition to
filming the show, the cameras will be following the audience and asking them questions. So if you fancy getting in on the
programme, come to the performance! Its the full show with Hobsons Choice Dancers and ReEnactors and guest vocalist Mickey
Fordola. The Box Office Number is 01623 633133
We have completely rebuilt this page and there are now several other videos added that can be
watched at the click of a mouse! These include footage of our dancers 'Hobsons Choice' as well as the band in performance.
Previously 'Secret' Pages now accessible on the Website
We have added a new page to
the navigation bar of the website called 'More Pages' where you will find a choice of additional pages, many of which
were previously hidden within the site and only accessible via web search engines. These include historic DCRBB pages, solo
and other band projects of Debbie's from the past, The Maestrovox, an extraordinary 1950s valve keyboard invented by Debbie's
grandfather and more. Here is the direct page link http://debbiecurtis.co.uk/id178.html
1940s Dance at Watford Colosseum on March 21st
We will be performing for this
1940s dance and our guest vocalist will be Mickey Fordola. Also with us will be DJ 'Dr Swing' .Dancers are encouraged
to dress 1940s style, but this is optional. Tickets are on sale now from the Box
Office, Telephone 020 8688 9291
Debbie will be chatting live with John B Tannen on the Mansfield 103.2 Breakfast Show this coming
Monday (Jan 19th) at 8.30am (UK Time) as part of the run up to the band's show at Mansfield Palace Theatre.
The UKs Top Swing & Jazz Big Band - Putting the BIG
back in BAND
A big thank you
to everyone who has been supporting Debbie's quest to put Big Band Swing back into the mainstream of music! 2008
has been a busy year which has seen the bands CDs added to iTunes, another successful swing session at the world famous
London Palladium as well as many other public and private performances, ever increasing national and international press
and radio coverage and much more!
Debbie has recently
been working on film music for a number of forthcoming films being made at Pinewood Studios in the UK and currently, hundreds of hours of film footage of behind the
scenes and band concerts are being edited at Pinewood with view to a potential TV pilot.
Debbie hopes you have a fantastic Christmas and that despite all the recent financial problems
that face the world that 2009 is your personal best ever year!
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