A group of talented, award-winning, professional musicians who have come together to create a fantastic blend of laid back jazz and easy listening music with uplifting original melodies by Denis King and well known songs by legendary performers with whom the the band members have worked - Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Lena Horne and many more.
A powerful mixture of swing, latin and funk grooves* accompany these tailor made arrangements.
* “Groove: jazz played well and apparently effortlessly, with a good beat."
Denis King - Composer/Pianist
Denis King is an award winning composer who was a member of the original boy band The King Brothers, who appeared on The Morecambe and Wise show regularly.
The artists with whom Denis has worked (and played) read like a who’s who of British and American stage and screen. Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Peter Sellers, Howard Keel, Sophie Tucker, Lena Horne, Alma Cogan, Albert Finney, Dame Edna Everage, Maureen Lipman, Elaine Stritch, Dudley Moore, Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Corbett, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and even Jimi Hendrix.
He went on to write over 200 hundred themes for Television including Black Beauty and Lovejoy.
He has now unearthed just some of the music in his 'bottom drawer' to produce an album and LIVE show of his work.
Read more about Denis King at www.deniskingmusic.com
Sarah Eyden - Vocalist
Second cousin of Jazz drummer Bill Eyden and former member of The Swingle Singers,
Sarah met Denis in 2017 and have since then have worked together on a new album and LIVE show "Love is in the Room".
Sarah has sung on over 200 hundred hollywood film soundtracks and has worked with Orchestras worldwide in some of the greatest concert halls with the worlds greatest conductors
Read more about Sarah at www.saraheyden.com
Mike Smith - Drums
Mike Smith is the UK's leading concert and studio session drummer.
He has worked with major artists worldwide including Shirley Bassey, Elaine Paige, Tony Hadley, Michael Ball, Katherine Jenkins, Cleo Laine & Johnny Dankworth, Jacqui Dankworth, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Anastasia, Robbie Williams, Bette Midler, Ellie Goulding, Seal.....the list goes on!
His orchestral appearances have included work with
BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
London Concert Orchestra.
With BBC Big Band appearances and many Strictly Come Dancing national tours, Mike is highly regarded and sought after in the industry.
Dave Olney - Bass
Dave Olney is highly regarded as a concert and studio session player on major live concerts and tours.
He has an extensive list of playing credits to his name.
Scott Walker, Tommy Steele, Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Olivia Newton-John, Anthony Newley, Gilbert O’ Sullivan, Andy Williams and Dionne Warwick. Mike Yarwood, Des O’ Connor, Bruce Forsyth and Alyn Ainsworth, Harry Nillson, Elaine Paige, Dame Edna Everage, Liza Minelli and Kenny Lynch.
His love of Jazz brought him to play with the BBC Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the Glenn Miller orchestra and also with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. He was invited to join the Laurie Holloway Trio, with whom he accompanied American jazz-singer Marion Montgomery for twelve years.
From Radio/TV sessions to the stage with X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing national tours, Dave is a skilful and treasured player on the concert scene.