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The Serenaders – Vocal Group

Vocal Group photo 2018Ian Moffet Chris Dean, Miranda Wilford and Tom Dunnett

The Serenaders form an integral part of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra conjuring up a memorable blend of tight vocal harmonies and swinging style.

Music lovers, especially swing fans, first think of the Modernaires, when they hear the words ‘vocal group’. But the Modernaires (first with Charlie Barnet as ‘Barnets Modernaires’, then with Glenn Miller) were only one of the popular groups that were associated with the great Big Bands. In the heyday of Swing this close harmony singing was often as prominent as the soloists, the male and female lead vocalists or even the bandleaders. There were the Pied Pipers and the Sentimentalists, the Three Keys, the Moonlight Serenaders, the Skylarks, the G-Noters and later the famous Mel-Tones, the Four Freshmen, the Hi-Los and many more, not forgetting the fabulous Andrews Sisters. They all belong to the classic era of hard swinging Big Band Jazz.
You´ll hear echoes of all of these groups as The Serenaders bring back to life classic hits such as “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “Juke Box Saturday Night”, “Dream”, “On The Sunny Side Of The Street”,  “I Know Why” and “I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo”.