Big band Joe Loss Orchestra to play at The Brook in Soham.

PUBLISHED: 09:03 01 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:03 01 May 2013

Joe Loss Orchestra

Joe Loss Orchestra

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THE Joe Loss Orchestra, one of the most famous names in dance and big band music and officially the longest running live entertainment act in the world, is visiting Soham for a concert performance at The Brook.

Led by vocalist Todd Miller, the band will play at the venue on Thursday May 16.

The band shares a relationship with Soham stretching back more than 35 years, when Joe Loss, the legendary doyen of big band music, first played a concert at Soham Village College as part of a charity fund raiser, a date that is still in the band’s diary to this day.

Todd who joined as vocalist in 1972 and, for 19 years, worked under the guidance of Joe, now leads the orchestra.

Todd’s career has seen him travel the world, playing on board the world-famous, prestigious ocean liner, the QE2, flagship of the Cunard Line for nearly 40 years, before it was taken out of service in 2008.

“We have done a lot of the big venues. You can go to some of the best places in London but the best gigs are the community performances, like Soham,” said Todd.

The orchestra’s career has included 14 world tours on the QE2, two royal weddings, many Royal Command Performances and Christmas parties for the Royal Family.

The 13-piece band’s act is extremely versatile, performing some of the biggest hits of the past 60 years from a range of genres, including rock, pop, Motown, dance and big band.

Tickets are £17.00 and pre-concert food is available. To book call 01353 721 748 or call into Burrows Books in Ely.

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