AJO Gig Dates
Sat23Feb2019- CLOSED EVENT
Savage Hall, Elland
We are very excited to be recording our debut album this coming weekend.We'll be spending 2 days at our rehearsal venue in Elland to record a selection of vocal and instrumental numbers, with the plan the release the recording in early Spring 19.
This is another great milestone for the band, and we can't wait to hear how it's going to turn out.
More information including pre-sales opportunities will appear on the website soon!
Brighouse Sports Club, Russell Way, Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
Price : SOLD OUT ... AGAIN!!!
Times : Doors Open 12.15pm, AJO on stage 1.00pm - 4.30pm, Bar open till 8.00pm
Food available : Yorkshire Hot Beef & Pulled Pork Butties
We are delighted to announce that LIVE in BRIGHOUSE #2 on 3rd March 2019 is SOLD OUT!!!.
The response to tickets for our second home gig has been overwhelming, selling nearly 80+ in the first few days of them going on sale.
It's going to be another afternoon of the most exciting and dynamic big band to found anywhere in Yorkshire!
See you in Brighouse!!
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
Elland Cricket Club, Elland
We are very much looking forward to performing at the Anchormen Re-Union on Saturday 6th April, along side the fantastic 5th Halifax Elland Boy Brigade Old Boys Stedfast Band.
The evening will be a chance for all members of the Anchormen Organisation, past and present, to have fun re-counting the memories of one of the UK's most successful performing arts organisations.
Memorabilia from all aspects of the Anchormen’s activities will be on display throughout the evening, no doubt bringing back some wonderful stories and memories for everyone.
Don't miss your chance to re-live the wonderful times you had with the Anchormen, book your ticket now ... just click here
Fri03May201910.30pm till Late
The Cosh Bar and Grill, 66 Buncrana Rd, Derry BT48 0XX
We are delighted to be able to announce the first venue of our return to the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival in 2019
The Cosh Bar and Grill will be the hosts of our first evening at this years festival, and from all accounts, they can't wait to have us there!
The venue have has had us booked with the festival organisers since early last year (unbeknown to us!) after seeing us perform at the 2018 festival.
The venue has a great reputation for all kinds of live music, but we're not sure they've ever seen anything like AJO, so it's a great opportunity to introduce our unique style of big band jazz, funk, soul, pop, Motown and swing to a whole new audience.
We've got a lot of new material planned for Derry 2019, so the Cosh crowd will be the first to hear it over the weekend.
The venue is perfect for us, raised stage, large function area for lots of people, and a guaranteed atmosphere that will have us banging out the tunes till the early hours!
Sat04May20199.00pm till 11.00pm
Caw Roundabout, Waterside, Derry, BT47 6TB
We are delighted to be part of the Waterfoot Hotels programme for the 2019 City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival, and to be one if their headline acts for the weekend.
Waterfoot’s General Manager, Denise McLaughlin says ...
“Join us this year for The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival as we roll out the red carpet!
Get your Jazz hands at the ready as we host a fabulous line up of already famous names making their Waterfoot debut!
We are delighted this year to be the hub of the Jazz Festival in the Waterside Area with a weekend of guaranteed non-stop entertainment; Meet, Eat, Drink and Jazz!
This year we are delighted to welcome back to The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival, The Anchormen Jazz Orchestra.
Hailed last year as one of the best acts in the festival, be sure to join us at Waterfoot Hotel were these guys promise a performance not to be missed.
With an array of sounds including Swing, Latin, Funk, Pop, Soul and the timeless sound of Big Band, its exactly what Jazz is all about at Waterfoot!”
Following on from our performance, the wonderful Motown Gold, straight from London, will be performing with their distinctive harmony of singers and an authentic brass trio, as they transport you back to the 60s when Motown made its mark.
We can’t wait!!
Sun05May20199.00pm till Late
Butcher Street, Derry, BT48 6HL
More details to come soon!
The Hilton Hotel, Glasgow
We are extremely excited, proud and very privileged to have been selected to perform at the inaugural Ronald McDonald Houses Scotland Ball at the prestigious Hilton Glasgow Hotel on Friday 17 May.
This glittering black-tie ball will be the first of its kind, bringing together two charities, Ronald McDonald House Glasgow and Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, to raise vital funds for families with a seriously ill child in hospital. A momentous year for both charities, the Glasgow House has recently increased its capacity to 31 bedrooms and RMHC UK will be opening a brand new 25 bedroom House in Edinburgh. Together, we now expect to be supporting over 1,000 families every year in Scotland.
Paul Walker, Fundraising Committee Members says: The scene is set for an unforgettable evening of stunning entertainment, delectable food and drink and of course don’t forget the dancing! We are delighted to have the fantastic Anchormen Jazz Orchestra joining us for the event and we’re sure our guest are in for an evening off wonderful music and dancing. With a celebrity host, a wonderful variety of entertainment and a few surprises throughout the evening, the Ronald McDonald Houses Scotland Ball will be the black-tie event of the season!
The Record Factory, 17 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G11 5RD
We are absolutely delighted to be taking our unique style of Big Band to Scotland's music capital ... GLASGOW!!
The Record Factory is one of the city's top music spots, and boasts a full programme of live music covering pretty much every style and genre.
Home to The Bobby Deans Big Band, with vocalist John Griffin (who perform there every Saturday afternoon) this great venue has become the 'in place' to hear the best swing and jazz the city has to offer.
Situated right in the heart of Glasgow's bustling West End, The Record Factory is the perfect venue for AJO to perform its first public performance in Scotland.
WE CAN'T WAIT!!
More details to follow on times etc in the next few weeks.
Whelley Ex-Servicemen's Club, Vauxhall Road, Wigan, WN1 3LU
Start time: 12.30pm (doors open at 11.30am)
Finish time: 3pm (approx)
Continuing our drive to take our unique style of big band to NEW audiences, we are delighted to confirm a date on one of the UK’s most well known and respected jazz programmes - The Wigan Jazz Club.
Wigan Jazz Club, has been bringing national and international jazz to the North-West of England for over 30 years, and are closely associated with the annual Wigan International Jazz Festival. The club has also been listed in The Independent as one of the top 50 jazz venues in the UK.
Ian Darrington, programme and festival organiser, says: We are excited to welcome this superb band for their first performance at the Wigan Jazz Club. Their exciting, energetic, powerhouse style is perfect for the Wigan audience; one that has been brought up on Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, and Stan Kenton. If the band makes only half the impact they did at the 2018 Guinness Cork Festival this could well turn out to be the Jazz Club gig of the year.
*We are working on a special set for this event, focused more on Big Band Legends such as Maynard Ferguson (a previous performer at the club) Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, and Sammy Nestico … so if you like your big band with ripping shout sections, screaming trumpet and sax solos, and a driving rhythm section - this is for you!
THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY BUSY GIG, SO GET IN THERE EARLY FOR TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS.
Tickets available on line from: http://justaddtickets.co.uk (advisable especially for those travelling any distance)
Details on the Club’s website http://www.wiganjazzclub.co.uk
Venues & Events TBC
We are absolutely delighted to be invited back to the Guinness Cork International Jazz Festival in 2019!
Sinéad Dunphy, The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Director, is thrilled to book us for the 2019 Cork Festival following 'a weekend of stellar jazz tunes by AJO!' She spoke of our “sensational and swinging sets, guaranteed to keep everyone, from young and old, happy! and Cork can’t wait to welcome them back!”
As an artist, Cork is one of the most sought after jazz festivals in the world, and we consider ourselves extremely lucky to be involved in it again.