The New Manhattan Big Band
A band of all trades!
Music on a high level, that is what this formation from Amersfoort aims for. 18 driven musicians, a fantastic singer under the leadership of a professional band leader. The band features a wide repertoire that varies from well-known jazz standards, swing, funk, blues, latin and movie music, but also whisper soft ballads and smashing up-tempo songs. And more challenging pieces are not avoided.
In 2016 the band entered into a partnership with 4FUN. These are four ladies from Amersfoort and the surrounding area. They sing songs from the 70s and 80s; pop, soul, disco and easy listening. A celebration of recognition. Who doesn't love the music of The Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, the Pointer Sisters and many others.
From the Dutch Army came the idea to delve into the repertoire of the Andrews Sisters. They made a special act out of it and it turned out to be a success! During the celebration of Operation Market Garden (70 years of freedom) they received many invitations from Defense to perform with that Andrew Sisters repertoire. At the start of 2019, the name of the group changed to The Lady Singers. During their performances, the audience is enthusiastically involved by the ladies with their enthusiasm, charisma, performance and their many different clothing styles.