Grahamophones are a Jazz Age Swing Band of International repute
who are leading exponents in re-creation and re-interpretation
of original arrangements of popular music from the great dance
band days. The band is bonded by a strong camaraderie forged by
mutual respect among fellow professionals over many years. Their
skills were gleaned at the four London conservatories (Royal
Academy, Royal College, Trinity & Guildhall) and The Royal
Marines School of Music. The highly infectious rhythms of the
band often conceal deceptively difficult and sophisticated
arrangements of great songs.
The music played is either in concert or dance format. Names instantly come to mind of a by-gone era: Paul Whiteman, Ellington and Cab Calloway at The Cotton Club, England’s Jack Hylton, Noel Coward, Al Bowlly and Ray Noble, the American swing giants Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, the drawl of Jolson, the lilting Astaire and the growl of Armstrong.
The Grahamophones repertoire runs from Tin Pan Alley to ‘High Society’. From London, Paris, Berlin and from Broadway to Hollywood. However, in addition to all of this, the band performs a wide range of dance and party music, including classic songs from the 60’s and 70’s.