BLUE HARLEM led by saxophonist AL NICHOLS & featuring vocalist SOPHIE SHAW
Sophie Shaw vocal
Al Nicholls - tenor sax
Horace Cardew - alto/baritone sax
Gethin Liddington - trumpet
Paul Eldridge - piano
Manel Alvarez - double bass
Buster Birch – drums
Blue Harlem have been widely regarded as one of the top swing/jump-blues bands on the London scene for over 15 years. They have become regular favourites at venues such as the world famous Ronnie Scott's, The100 Club, The Hippodrome, Hideaway, Jitterbugs and many, many more.
They enjoy an international reputation - 2007 found them launching the 4th International Film Festival of Dubai and in 2008, they were personally invited by Baz Luhrmann to perform for the launch of his 1940's blockbuster movie ‘Australia’.
"Blue Harlem - the group I'm currently raving about. It's happy music that makes you want to dance! Highly recommended!"
Michael Parkinson BBC Radio 2
"Blue Harlem are guaranteed to get your adrenaline flowing with their brand of high energy big band swing and R&B that would have been equally at home at the Apollo or the Savoy in the 40's as it is today."
Tony Watson ‘Blues and Rhythm’ magazine