March 29, 2017

It always amazes me with the dynamics of folks within a band, especially with respect to set up and pack away. there are essentially three categories

1. Those that get there early and help set up as much as possible as well as their own kit. They are always there at the...

March 28, 2017

Well well, The Kalamazoo Dance Band returned to Wicksteed Park for yet another Blitz ball - and what a night that was, some seriously good dancing - primarily a night of ballroom, sequence, latin and swing and some brilliant moves from Anton Bazin who is a professional...

March 28, 2017

The Kalamazoo Dance Band played last weekend at the Oakleigh Lodge Nottingham  - hosted by Terry.  This guy (wheelchair bound following a severe accident) came up and sang Buena Sera with us - he absolutely loved it and drew such a massive applause from the audience -...

March 16, 2017

Blimey, it can be soul destroying at times - you get new arrangements and hope they'll sound great and of course some do, but the issue is in many case when you try to shoehorn a big band arrangement into a little big band set up and you run the risk of 'gaps' and expo...

March 14, 2017

Coming up the weekend, we will be heading back to Wicksteed Park in Northampton - a lovely venue and we'll be there again later in the year for the Wicksteed at war 40's dance, but first this coming saturday we will be playing a lovely mix of ballroom, sequence, Latin...

March 12, 2017

I've played in big bands and smaller bands since the late 80's and have always been very mindful of what is required to make for a great night of entertainment. I formed The Kalamazoo Dance Band a few years ago with the main aim of bringing great music (guided by you,...

March 10, 2017

We recently played a lovely ballroom dance for Karen Bailey (Dance Teacher) at Willington Chimneys - a fantastic afternoon vintage tea dance and crikey all the names of the sequence dances  - i thought she'd sent me a cake recipe - was many sequence dancing and what a...

March 10, 2017

What a superb night for Gary and Sue Richardson who invited The Kalamazoo Dance Band to travel up and play a night of Dancing for everyone - we played a balanced mix of ballroom, Sequence, latin and Swing (plus a few numbers from our Kal's Kats - Vintage swing Band lib...

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