This month we are excited to have another Pelham Arms Vintage Hot Swing night debut with new Swing band Björn and the Brothers of Rhythm - led by the wonderful Björn McAteer Dahlberg on clarinet, saxophone and vocals, and with Elis Davis on guitar, Oz Dechaine on double bass and Grant Allardyce on drums.
Inspired by the sounds of Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Louis Jordan and Nat King Cole this band plays classic Swing with authenticity and a good sense of humour. The band was formed two years ago in order to play at the Jumping At The Seaside Swing dance events and are proud of being a hot swinging dance band.
Björn is regularly seen as a sideman in a multitude of bands, including Harry’s Tricks, Flash Mob Jazz, The Swing Ninjas and Swing Zazou, as well as porting Lester Young in the Billie Holiday play “My Friend Lester". Now with his own band, he thrives in the role as a leader. The rest of the brothers are some of the most sought after Swing musicians in the area.
Expect hard swinging fun!