upcoming show

Why this is such a big deal…

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Outside the Jack Hylton Music Rooms

 

As we’ve got closer to tomorrow’s concert, I’ve had a number of conversations with people, many of whom didn’t really know what I was doing or why I was doing it. It’s funny but when you express these things out loud they seem to have more resonance.

As is well documented on these pages, I started my interest in Hylton during my music degree at Lancaster University, which began in 1992. By the end of my three years, it was clear I was going to investigate the man a little further. Once that process began, there was always ongoing conversations about putting on a show doing Hylton music. Of course at that stage there was no detail in there, but the idea of me presenting a show with a band playing Hylton music from the Hylton archive and doing it at the university was set literally twenty years ago. (more…)

Preparation, preparation, preparation

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I realise I ought to be telling you about what’s going on with plans for this week’s big concert/ book launch/ CD launch/ exhibition launch/ everything else, but ironically I’m so busy doing things that I can’t seem to find time to do anything!

So, the script is written, the exhibition exhibits are being packed up, the books are boxed and ready to go, as are the CDs and now all I really need to do is pack up my suits and my baton, and learn all the music! There are more seats being released and it looks like there’ll be plenty of people there. There’s so much to do on Wednesday and Thursday and so many people to look out for that things will be pretty mental but once it’s all done and dusted, I’ll tell you all about it, and be able to report back with photos, video and hopefully lots of lovely stories about meeting and talking to lots of lovely people.

If you’re coming to see it and you’ve been reading this, please do introduce yourself. I’m sorry in advance for not having enough time to talk to everyone, but I’ll do my best to get round you all, especially if you buy a copy of my book!

Once the concert is over, everything will be released and start to be available first from the shop on the official Hylton website http://www.jackhylton.com and soon after in some of the usual online places. For now the book and CD won’t be available in your regular book shops, but you can still get it easily enough from the website.

Right, I better get back to my preparation. More soon…

Tickets now on sale!

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Yes, it’s as simple as that. Please go here:

https://www.liveatlica.org/whats-on/the-band-that-jack-built

and buy tickets for the upcoming show.

Meanwhile, in book news, the upcoming Jack Hylton biography is nearly finished. There’s a bit of titivating to do, a visit to the mysterious V&A archive this week (which I shall report back about) and then a couple of proof reads and we’re ready to go.

I think the first chance to buy the book will be on January 29th at the concert, then of course it’ll be available here, on the official Hylton website and in due course on Amazon and other beloved online sites. There’ll probably be a Kindle version too, but of course I’d rather you bought the real thing!

Anyway, for now, it’s all about the concert. The material is coming together, the show style is coming together and everyone is pretty excited by it, it’s fair to say.

Will be back soon with more info…