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James Flynn & The Fly Little Big Band
Saturday 06 April 7.00pm
James is back in town for what are sure to be two of the swingingest nights of the year.
If you love the music of the ‘Old School’ giants like Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin with a sprinkling of Bublé & Jamie Cullum, then this is the show for you. Flynn captures the magic of the great song stylists perfectly, also adding his own stamp with humour, style & ‘Flynnesse’.
Audiences can expect a mix of new, yet to be performed arrangements, along with all the classics.
Don’t miss, what will be the band’s only Perth performances this year.
Flynn 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 the original eight-piece line up.
James Flynn- Vocals, Glyn MacDonald – Piano, Adam Springhetti – Bass, Mike Peneugy – Drums, Ray walker – Guitar, Dan Hart – Tenor, Paul Millard– Alto, Mark Underwood – Trumpet & Jeremy Grieg – Trombone.
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 and writer. Originally from Scotland, Flynn was based in Western Australia from 1997, until relocating to Singapore 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 and touring artist with Demis Roussos, featured soloist with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Festivals performances in Australia, Europe, UK and Asia. Opening act for ‘The Summer Horns’ (Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz & Richard Elliot) onboard The Dave Koz Cruise in the USA. Emcee/performer @ Singapore International Jazz festival 2016/17/18 & Gregory Porter in Concert – Singapore 2018.
James has recorded eight Jazz CDs and is currently working on a new album of original compositions, with Australian jazz saxophone legend Dale Barlow, scheduled for release later this year.
“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”
- Dave Koz (Grammy winning saxophonist, USA)