Recognised by LOCOG as part of the biggest closing event for London 2012, the Bandstand Marathon will see over 500 events in bandstands and other open spaces happening across the UK including The Water’s Edge Bandstand in Brindleyplace.
Taking place on 9th September 2012 between 1pm – 5pm, this will be the largest Bandstand Marathon to date, a truly national event linking local communities and London 2012.
All four acts for the Bandstand Marathon taking place at Brindleyplace on Sunday 9th September have now been confirmed. Steve Maitland will be starting the proceedings at 1pm with his tribute to Michael Buble. Steve was one of very first acts and still one of the best tributes since starting in 2007. He has had a number of sell out theatre shows throughout the UK.
Following up Steve’s smooth swing performance, Kiki O’Connell will take to the floor at 2pm.
Never before have you met a girl like Kiki O’Connell, classically beautiful, startlingly intelligent and mischievously witty; only one of her kind was made. This intriguing new talent confidently imprints her music with a soulful, sensual, sultry sound and utterly beautiful lyrics that narrate a relatable story. From her first note sung to the last, Kiki’s inimitable honeyed tone will draw you into her world. Whatever she’s singing, Kiki’s beauty, class and composure make for a magnetic performance.
The Enigma Brass Ensemble will follow Kiki from 3pm, a group of musicians based in the West Midlands with extensive experience of performing a wide variety of music. The ten piece brass ensemble, playing in the format made popular by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and subsequently London Brass, recently played as the Olympic Torch left Birmingham at 5.30am – a very early performance!
Last but not least, Trio Rosbifs round off the afternoon from 4pm with a selection of swing from the 1920s, 30s and 40s and original, modern gypsy jazz. The band features twin acoustic guitars played by Cris Tolley and Simon Othen, the hot jazz violin of Mathias Svensson and Paul Smith’s double bass complemented by Dawn Tolley’s accordion.
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Enigma Brass Ensemble