The Chris Thomas Band (CTB) will be making its debut tour to the United Kingdom Aug. 30 through Sept. 5, 2017. The Sinatra to Soul UK tour, booked by Meridian FM and Red Carpet Entertainments, will begin at the world renowned The Pheasantry. The Pheasantry was nominated as the Best Live Music Venue in London Lifestyle Awards, and finished second in the balloting to the Royal Albert Hall. Performances will also include jazz club Toulouse Lautrec and the Reigate Manor Hotel as well as MeridianFM studios and other venues to be announced.
Whether their full 19-piece big band or a smaller quintet, CTB specializes in the performance of vintage Sinatra and soulful Motown, as well as current popular songs custom arranged by its own band members. The CTB vision started with Chris Thomas and Sarah Lee in June 2014 and continues to unfold. Following the release of their debut CD Only the Beginning in October 2016, the CD reached #11 on the Jazz Album chart (Roots Music Report). Two tracks from the CD reached #6 and #38 on the Jazz Singles chart. The band has performed at venues such as Everbank Field, Florida Theater, The Times Union Center, and Jacksonville Jazz Festival.
In support of its UK Tour, the band will hold a concert at the Times-Union Center on July 22. Tickets are on sale now: http://jaxevents.com/event/chris-thomas-band/
The band is accepting donations to help with travel costs at: gofundme.com/sinatratosoul
-If you have never been to a Chris Thomas Band performance then you just don’t know what’s good in Jacksonville.-Eden Kendall, WJXT
For booking and additional information contact Sarah Lee, Manager, (904) 234-6554 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.