Ray Gelato & the Giants (Friday)
Friday 22nd March, Tickets £15, Doors 7pm, Show 9pm
*PLEASE NOTE: The Friday night ticket price includes entry to Hideaway's late music session, which follows the live show!*
One of the last of the great Jazz Entertainers, Ray Gelato and his band, the Giants return to London's favourite Jazz Club
Ray Gelato - Lead vocals and tenor sax
Danny Marsden - Trumpet
Andy Rogers - Trombone
Olly Wilby - Saxes
Gunther Kurmayr - Piano
Oli Hayhurst - Double Bass
Seb De Krom - Drums
Cab Calloway, Louis Prima, ‘Fats’ Waller, Louis Jordan – these superb artists were never afraid to entertain. As well as playing great music, they also looked like they were having the time of their lives whenever they set foot on a stage. Now there is one man who is continuing this grand upbeat tradition of entertaining his crowds with great ‘jumpin’ songs, storming jazz solos and a swinging world class band. His name is Ray Gelato, and he joins his legendary predecessors in continuing the trend of delivering the coolest swinging sounds around.
Gelato is considered by many to be one of the last in a long line of the classic jazz entertainers. Expect to hear some foot-stompin’ big band tunes that are guaranteed to have you jumpin’ and jivin’ and leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. Ray and his Giants play a mixture of swing, jazz and R&B that are unmistakably the band’s own style. This, combined with Ray’s fun and original songs, makes for an unforgettable evening that will leave you wanting more!
"A joyous new album...Not for nothing is Gelato known as 'The Godfather of Swing" - Martin Chilton, The Telegraph, Review of Ray's new album 'Wonderful'.