Formed under the youthful direction of Alex Mendham and resident orchestra at the Savoy Hotel, the Orchestra authentically performs hot jazz and sweet dance band music from the Art Deco era but with a modern energy and passion that comes from younger musicians.
The passion the Orchestra has for this golden age of music is what keeps them together. No corner is cut when it comes to preserving the sound or the clean cut image of vintage Hollywood: from their original instruments to the pomade that slicks their hair, no detail is overlooked. Add to that their stunning close-harmony sisters and crooning vocalists and you have a unique combination that is wowing concert and festival goers at home and across Europe.
High end restaurants and clubs have also seized on the Orchestra as a way of enhancing already sumptuous launch nights. Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, self-styled “alternative nightlife vendors” chose Mendham and the Orchestra when it came to open Mayfair’s “Mr. Foggs”. One of many examples of the Orchestra being called upon to add their Great British flavour was to the ‘Flannels for Heroes’ garden party hosted by Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse at Kensington Palace.
Highly in demand, the Orchestra has performed in iconic London venues, nationally and with international tours from Ski Resorts of Europe to Palaces in Russia and beyond.
Following a highly successful New Year’s Eve Ball engagement at the Savoy Hotel, they now hold a coveted residency at this prestigious West End venue. With it, they are following in the footsteps of such hallowed 1920s and 30s dance band names as Carroll Gibbons and his Savoy Hotel Orpheans and the Savoy Havana Band.
2017 sees Alex Mendham & His Orchestra playing the Festivals across the U.K including Cheltenham, Harrogate, Petworth, Snape Proms and Wilderness Music Festival's , with more dates to be announced shortly.
The Orchestra have also appeared across radio and television.