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James Flynn & The Fly Little Big Band - only Perth performance this year!
Friday 27 July 7.00pm
After years of travelling and performing throughout South East Asia, James Flynn has now made Singapore his home. Therefore his return to Perth and the Ellington Jazz Club is a rare treat for friends, fans lovers of great entertainment.
Flynn will once again capture the magic of the great song stylists, as he celebrates the music of ‘Old School’ giants, Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bobby Darin with a sprinkling of Buble & Jamie Cullum.
He will be joined by the cream of Perth musicians who make up his, ever popular, little big band with legendary guitarist Ray Walker joining the group once again to make it an eight-piece ensemble.
James Flynn- Vocals
Glyn MacDonald – Piano
Alistair Peel– Bass
Ray Walker – Guitar
Simon Styles – Tenor
Paul Millard– Alto
Bill Macalister – Trombone
Lindsay Timms – Trumpet
Ben Falle – Drums
James Flynn has had a versatile career that spans three decades and has taken him all over the world performing as a professional a jazz vocalist, band leader, composer, actor, director & writer.
Originally from Scotland, Flynn was been based in Western Australia since 1997 before relocated to Singapore late last year.
He has written, produced and featured in, regional and national touring productions within Australia and consolidated a significant reputation internationally for his many performances overseas.
Sample career highlights include, support artist for Ray Charles, support & touring artist with Demis Roussos, featured soloist with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Festivals in Australia, Europe, UK & Asia. Opening act for ‘The Summer Horns’ (Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz & Richard Elliot) onboard The Dave Koz Cruise in the USA.
James has recorded eight Jazz CD’s and is currently working on a new album of original compositions.
He is also writing his first screenplay about his ten year relations with a group of children in an orphanage in India and is adapting his award winning children’s educational productions “Inspector Pickles” into an animated television series.
Don’t miss a great night out packed to the brim with finger clicking entertainment and humour to match.
“We had the opportunity to jam together at one very fun show…his tenacity, and sheer energy and excitement paid off big for James, as the whole ship fell in love with him in that moment. He’s that good! A seasoned live performer for sure, when he is on stage he communicates on such a different level…it’s inspiring”
James Flynn possesses flawless intonation, a fine sense of rhythmic swing and an uncanny interpretation of the lyric. From the point of view of solely recording, this would be sufficient but in a live setting he brings much more. Flynn engages his audience – he has the talent to communicate. His concert performances in front of capacity audiences feel like a casual presentation in a friend’s lounge room. This ability to make everyone feel “at home” is a rare skill in the jazz environment. In short he is an entertainer
The West Australian