So we have gone from the eccentric gothic circus through to amazing in house Casinos and now we’re travelling back. Back to where the classic celebration of people and occasions was at its prime. Where the rest of the world looked for style, class and elegance – and still do today.
Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor. These classic style icons are still imitated today and have always provided us with endless curiosity about their utter sophistication. In an event prospective, it’s a rare opportunity for your guests to act on their desire to dress like an old Hollywood icon, doll up and enjoy some old fashioned showbiz.
Katherine Hepburn once said “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”. This seems to be the motto that a lot of our favourite entertainers live by, disregarding modern standards and adopting those of their rat-pack characters. Dean’s Martini artist David Cotter captures Frank Sinatra’s cheek and spunk whilst still delivering a stellar performance of old classics. All you need is a whisky sour in hand to be instantly transported to old school Hollywood.
The appeal of the grand piano continues through the brilliant musician Ken Murdoch. With over 30 years’ experience and a repertoire of over 300 songs, Ken tailors his performance to suit the demand. One of the best musicians I have seen to accompany an intimate event, matching songs for the demographic, mood, theme and surroundings. Whilst the art of piano playing is not lost, Ken hones in on the style and performance techniques that were once so evident at glamorous Hollywood do’s.
From solo pianists to brass big bands, one can’t go past the Pearly Shells. Having hosted many a variety of the band here at Scooter, we can vouch for the authenticity and skill of this amazing group. More suited to the Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire type crowd, their enormous repertoire of jazz and swing music will cater to every personality. Nat King Cole, Louie Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to the Rolling Stones and BB King are all well within the catalogue on offer – the early 40’s to late 50’s are making their comeback, and we’re not complaining.
“I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around” Fred Astaire