Within twenty eight days of returning from our visit to Germany and despite all the travel, tier 3 and social distancing issues, the Berrytones Big Band Christmas recording “Let’s Swing for Xmas” has been finalised and dispatched for manufacture.
It features seventeen ‘big band’ tracks with great vocal numbers and it will make a ‘refreshing’ Christmas present. There is also a bonus if you wait a while!
The Band is based in Bad Bentheim in south-west Germany. It is led by Andrew Berryman, the former principal trombone with the Halle Orchestra now an established conductor and educator based in Cornwall.
Copies of the CD are available to order now from the Berrytones Big Band’s website and they will be here for the Christmas holiday.
As an encouragement to consider a purchase you can listen here to a couple of the tracks.
‘Joy To The World’, composed by the American Lowell Mason, features as the opening track in the album, https://soundcloud.com/user-152351074/joy-to-the-world.
‘Wonderful Dream’ is the song made famous by the Coca-Cola Christmas promotional campaign, https://soundcloud.com/user-152351074/wonderful-dream. It is sung here by the fabulous Chananja Schulz. It also happens to be my personal favourite track!