On Sunday, December 11, the Northern Rivers Big Band is playing at the Lismore Workers Club to raise money for the PCYC.
For the bargain entry price of $12 you can enjoy a nostalgic experience grooving and listening to tunes like In the Mood, American Patrol and Moonlight Serenade.
The Northern Rivers Big Band is unashamedly a swing band and their music harks back to a time when live music was primarily “recognisable, understandable, danceable, big and all around you”.
The NRBB was previously known as the Stan Chilcott Orchestra, which used to play at the famed Riviera dance hall.
Several original musicians still give their broad experience to the NRBB, even still playing some of the original charts. Stan’s son Barrie plays tenor sax, Owen Graham baritone, Royden Ainsworth alto, Les Wilson trumpet, Roger Munsie alto and Jim Fairfull is on vocals, giving a valuable input to NRBB’s authentic sound.
The gig kicks off at 2pm on Sunday, December 11. The PCYC runs numerous programs aimed at helping young people become healthy and active members of the community.