04/25/19

The Tabernacle Notting Hill

Join our 14-piece Motown Collective plus special guests for a sensational evening of live soul, Motown and pop music!

The Motown Collective is our largest band and we rarely perform at events open to the public - so this is a rare opportunity to come and see us in the flesh! If you're thinking of booking the band for your wedding reception or corporate event, this is the perfect opportunity to meet us and hear our sound. The band will be joined by special guests, to be announced soon!

Ella and Louis with Down For The Count

06/01/19

The Hideaway

We're back at top London jazz club Hideaway Streatham for another Sunday jazz lunch. This time we're celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong! 

Expect to hear your favourite songs from each artist, along with re-creations of some of their legendary 'Duet' recordings.

Tickets are just £15 each, and under 16's go free - making it a great, family-friendly event

So In Love

Jazz singer and West End actress Katie Birtill hosts a night which combines musical theatre and jazz to celebrate love in all its glorious forms. Performing with her stunning jazz quartet plus some West End special guests, the night will be full of your favourite classic and contemporary show tunes that will follow the journey of love from infatuation, through heartbreak to true love with some laughter along the way. As well as singing selections from her chart-topping album such as Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man from Showboat and Goodbye Until Tomorrow from The Last Five Years, she will also be debuting some new arrangements of songs from current West End favourites Waitress and Company and many more. 

06/06/19

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Wouldn’t you like to ride in our beautiful balloon? There’s never been a decade quite like the 60s – and tonight, the CBSO and an all-star West End cast get down and groovy with the songs that defined a generation: Alfie, Downtown, Congratulations, Mrs Robinson, Music to Watch Girls By, Aquarius, MacArthur Park and many more. Up, up and away!

08/17/17

The National Concert Hall, Dublin

 

Katie Birtill will be singing as a soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra at 

"Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as we roll back the years and bring you the anthems of the 60s , songs made famous by the Mamas and the Papas, Lulu, Acker Bilk, Petula Clarke, The Love Affair, Tom Jones and more."

08/25/17

Twinwood Festival

First off we're at the Arena Stage for a set of 1940s big band music from 4.15pm.

Then we head to the undercover Control Tower Stage at 8.15pm with two sets of vintage dance music to get you dancing into the small hours.

Twinwood Festival is the UK's top vintage music and dance festival, and has something for everyone - two huge outdoor stages, loads of indoor venues, vintage stalls, dance lessons, cabaret performances - you name it, you'll find it at Twinwood!

 

02/24/18

The Royal Festival Hall

Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza, featuring special guest singers, a ballroom duo and two sensational tap dancers; Jacob Bradford and Danielle O’Reilly.

KATIE BIRTILL Guest Singer  
RODNEY EARL CLARKE Guest Singer 
VIV McLEAN Piano
ALFONSO CASADO TRIGO Conductor
LONDON CONCERT ORCHESTRA

Latimo at Boisdales Canary Wharf

11/10/17

Boisdales Canary Wharf, London

10/05/17

The Old Laundry Theatre

Katie Birtill will be playing the role of ditzy Madeline Basset in Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of P.G Woodhouse's books, By Jeeves. 

The show is going to be directed by Alan Ayckbourn himself, Katie is looking forward to working with him again after working with him on The Boy Who Fell Into A Book. 

04/13/18

Cliffs Pavillion Southend

Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes in an all-Gershwin extravaganza, featuring special guest singers, a ballroom duo and two sensational tap dancers; Jacob Bradford and Danielle O’Reilly.

Bernstein On Broadway with the RTÉ Orchestra

02/01/18

Katie will be performing as a soloist at the National Concert Hall with The RTÉ Orchestra singing some Bernstein Classics.

Crazy For Gershwin Cardiff

04/21/18

St David's Hall Cardiff

Crazy For Gershwin Leicester

04/28/18

De Montford Hall

Crazy For Gershwin Birmingham

05/03/18

Symphony Hall Birmingham

Crazy For Gershwin Manchester

05/04/18

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Down For The Count Swing Orchestra Live

12/03/17

Hideaway Jazz Club, Streatham

Join us for another performance at top London jazz club Hideaway Streatham!

Hideaway is a great venue for an afternoon of live music - you can sit and enjoy a Sunday roast and a drink whilst watching the live music, or if you're feeling energetic, take to the dance floor at the side of the stage.

Tickets are just £10 each, and it's a great day out for families as under 16's go free.

Crazy For Gershwin Liverpool

05/18/18

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

05/29/18

National Concert Hall Dublin


If there is one conductor synonymous with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra it is Proinnsias Ó Duinn. Proinnsias was at the podium from 1978 until 2003 and led the orchestra is some of its finest moments both here and around the world. Joining Prionnsias and the orchestra will be West End star Michael McCarthy and new comer Katie Birtill

05/26/18

The Hideaway

Down for the Count Swing Orchestra are London’s hottest mini Big Band and vintage dance orchestra, and they return to Hideaway for another exhilarating family-friendly show celebrating two giants of jazz music – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong!

Knights Of The Rose

Katie stars in KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE. A classic rock musical of Shakespearean proportions. Featuring the ultimate playlist including legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more. 


Friday 29 June - Sunday 26 August 2018
Monday, Wednesday - Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday 3pm from 07 July
Sunday 4pm 
No performances on Tuesdays
Press Night Thursday 05 July at 7pm

 

07/16/18

Live At Zedels

Performing with her stunning jazz quartet, the night will be a celebration of reimagined classic and contemporary showtunes, many reflecting Birtill's musical theatre career, including Sweet Charity, The Last Five Years, Guys and Dolls, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and many more.

  Birtill has combined her two loves of jazz and musical theatre to create an album which is fresh and exciting, showcasing her warm and versatile vocals and heartfelt, genuine storytelling.

Katie Birtill sings at Pippa and Jake's cabaret celebrating 10 years of New Musical Theatre writing. 

Hailed as "one of the most exciting musical theatre writing teams working in the UK today" (The Stage), musical theatre duo Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary make their Crazy Coqs premiere for one night only this September.

  A variety night of incredible singers and acts all in aid of the Refugee Women's Centre in Dunkirk which burnt down on the 28th August and for Help For Refugees
Entry an incredibly cheap £5
Enjoy the music, drink, dance and donate! 
Material donations welcome (see post for link) 

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Hear the greatest pop hits and anthems from some of the world’s bestselling artists, each performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s signature symphonic twist.

Dance away to a spectacular light show and chart-topping hits from ABBA, Adele, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Dido, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, George Michael, Robbie Williams and many more!

Down for the Count are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship

12/08/18

Winslow Town Hall

SOLD OUT: Join Down for the Count for their annual festive extravaganza - this year spread across two nights!

On Saturday 8th December 2018 we'll be performing as the Down for the Count Motown Collective. The night will feature a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, alongside other soul and Motown favourites.

12/09/18

Winslow Town Hall

Join Down for the Count for their annual festive extravaganza - this year spread across two nights!

On Sunday 9th December 2018 we'll be performing as the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra. We'll be playing your big band favourites as featured at our jazz club shows at Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Pizza Express, and there will be plenty of room for swing dancers to take to the floor.

02/09/19

The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank

Fall in love all over again and relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits, performed by a full 50-piece symphony orchestra and a fabulous quartet of West End stars.

Performers

London Concert Orchestra 
Gareth Hudson conductor
Katie Birtill guest singer
Abbie Osman guest singer
Mary Carewe guest singer
Graham Bickley guest singer

Big Band Bash: Down For The Count

 To open our 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival Series, we present the toe tapping, hip swaying and finger popping happy sounds of the swing era. And for their debut concert at The Other Palace Studio, the wonderful 11-piece Swing Orchestra, ‘Down For The Count’ with their vocalists, under the direction of pianist, arranger Mike Paul-Smith.

Hear your musical heroes come to life for one epic night in this must-see show of classic rock anthems and hit songs performed by the amplified Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and rhythm section.

  

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