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Your Name: Tommy
Your Comment: Debbie, Your
show in aid of HCPT was fantastic. One of the best shows I have ever had the joy to experience. Thank you so much
Looks really good. Well done you!
It looks great
Hi Debbie good luck with the record
you have worked so hard kind regards keith ball .
Your Name: Magda Palmer Cordingley
Listening and watching makes me happy. Thank you Debbie, thank you Members of Radio Big Band.
Replies : Glad you like what we do,thank you for your appreciation! Debbie xx
Your Name: Dave Naylor
Your Comment: WOW!!!
Loved it!! Any dates in Blackpool, Debbie?
What a trombone section!! More power to your elbow!
Replies :- Thanks Dave, glad you enjoy the bones, they are a good bunch of guys provided you cuff them to their
chairs!!! No Blackpool plans at present, but if you know anyone who promotes there, nag them to book us!! Cheers, Debbie xx
Your Name: Norm Watson
Your Comment: God bless
you, Debbie for keeping this music alive. My uncle Wes was stationed in England, during the war, before deploying to Normandy
on D Day. He's told me many stories, but it was clear, even to me, as a little kid, that he was holding back far more.
God really was on our side.
Your Name: Jackie Brewer
Your Comment: Hi Debbie.Just
to say that it was great to chat to you and Alan Harbud last night after we had stopped for a drink in The Mulberry Bush.Myself
and Jane have been looking on your website all night and can't wait to get your news letter. Love your music. Jackie.
Your Name: ken forrester
Your Comment: I
love big band music, and your music is just what i like since the 1940s. Come to Scotland some time, there is a lot of big
band fans here.
listen to this band playing
every night for the rest of my life"
Audience Member to the promoter
Wendy and myself
saw you for the first time yesterday at Redhill
Surrey. We were really impressed by your enthusiasm, energy and love
for what you do. The band were terrific great players. We sat this morning reading your souvenir program it is a mind of information
and shows a lovely personal touch with your family photo's.
I am on your mailing list for future gigs and hope you
might come to Eastbourne some time as I know you would go down really well there.
Once again we had a great night and
thanks foe the kind remarks you wrote on our program.
Mike and Wendy Jeffs
Name: Ron Byford
Comment: My wife & I traveled from Swindon to Redhill Harlequin Theatre, on Thursday 30/4/09 to see the band.
We had a great night’s entainment well worth the ride
Saw you at Oswaltwistle ............BRILLIANT!!
Thanks for another
great evening on Saturday! Anthony and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed it enormously. It was great saying hello
to you face-to-face, and I am looking forward to seeing the photographs!
Thanks also for the CD, and look forward to seeing you again real soon!
Hi Debbie and Band, Just to say we really enjoyed your gig last night in Oswaldtwistle, very entertaining,
great dancers and a great guest singer Iain Ewing. I wanted to say hello, but was chatting to Iain at the end of the performance,
so I missed you- maybe next time.
Best wishes, Dave Bradley
Your Name: Phil Russell
Your Comment: Superb
night at Ossy last night, very professional , great fun
Your Name: Jim Quincey
Your Comment: Great show
last night (14.03.09) at Oswaldtwistle.
(How did you manage to find it ?? ). Good to see my old pal Bob Cutting in action.Still
blowing up a storm.
Thank you for visiting oswaldtwistle and providing a fabulous evening of 'big band' music, please
arrange a return visit to lancashire soon.
Your Name: carol Smith
Your Comment: Last nights
performance was great! We saw you at the palace theatre, look forward to more! please..we are only in our very early 50s and
love the music....
Currently aboard the Norwegin Gem...they could use you
was recently at your Truro show, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Hey – that was one of the greatest
nights I have ever been to. Thank you so much all of you for putting so much effort into the presentation when it must have
been almost impossible for you on the night with the difficulties you had to face.
Greatest musicians, unafraid
to go, to blow, and I was back dancing to Joe Loss, Ted Heath, Johnny Dankworth, Vic Lewis, Geraldo
(Freddy Clayton was an old chum of mine) not forgetting Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight.
Bless you my dear and all your lovely musicians. Most impressive.
Come back. Come back. Better still send me your itinerary. I travel
Love you for coming.
Love you for being there.
Great musicians, dancers, great entertainment but who was that woman announcing ./?@2”
Love Ken xx
Saw your Myspace bulletin and thought we'd
come along and check you out at Hall For Cornwall, it was great, what a show, really different and we enjoyed every minute!
We'll be back!
Thank you to Debbie and the band for the
most fantastic night out on Saturday at Hall for Cornwall. It was our first time seeing the Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band and
it was brilliant. We have to say that as long time admirers and concert goers of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra we were amazed
that you completely blew SLO away, that is some achievement. It was a wonderful show and the dancers and other characters
made it a real entertainment treat! Thank you and please come back to Cornwall soon!
Mabel and Jon Hamilton had an absolutely fantastic evening with Ali and Ian at the Hall
for Cornwall on Saturday Night! They were looking forward to the evening as John knew about Eddie Curtis and the evening exceeded
all their expectations. They absolutely loved the music and thought the dancers and costumes were brilliant! Thanks to Debbie and the band
for a superb evening out.
It was fantastic.
would have been proud of you. Oh what memories it brought back.
Tony Rundle also greatly impressed.
love to you,
Peter and Eileen Moreton
Well, we did make it to the Palladium: The band was
great, and it was an unexpected bonus that Ian was there too. Keep it up, and we look forward to seeing you again before too
long. Thank You.
Hello debbie and your fantasic band!
thanks for a very enjoyable
evening - much laughter and top fun. Great drum solo and Iain Ewing was a fantastic singer. Keep up the energy and the wackyness.
From Conrad, Emma, Linda and Neil x
Swinging the Blues!
I never felt more like swinging the blues,
I never thought,
I'd ever lose those feelings,
Why'd you do me this way?
I never felt more like jiving all night,
Nothing is wrong, everything's
right - with you,
You got me Swinging the Blues!
The moon and stars come out to shine,
The love is back I knew was
Nothing left for me to do -
But smile, smile, smile, smile over you.
I never felt more like coming out
Why should I go?
I wanna stay, beside you,
You got me Swinging the Blues!
(With grateful thanks to
Debbie Curtis and the Radio Big Band and apologies to Tommy Steele!)
You Guys Really Rock!!!! Sorry
B____y Brilliant, Do It Again, Do It Again!!!
Im still jiving in the memory of the best gig I've been
to in years!!!
Excellent night, thank you, Loved Corey, What a Find Debbie, You sure do know
how to find them, I was there last year when your last great find Iain debuted, keep swinging girl! You're the future
"Another FAB night on Sunday at the London Palladium, thanks Debbie! Look forward
to seeing you all again real soon.
Great show on Sunday. It
was nice to see you perform live for first time. Hopefully we'll be able to work together in the not-to-distant future.
Hello Debbie and Everyone
Loved Corey Conradi, please have him back another time. Great show as
you always do although it gets more exciting every time. Corey had me in stitches with his fake Norwegian accent at the
start, brilliant gag, fooled everyone. Your biggest fan in the world!
to all concerned, thank you so much for a wonderful evening
So great to hear a big band sound.
I just wanted to thank you so much for
the show last Sunday at the London Palladium. Please send my thanks and my congratulations to Debbie, her Big Band and the
dancers as well… that was such a wonderful experience to be there, everything was fine and the music so powerful. I
just wanted to take my hat off to all of you…
Best of luck for the future and many thanks again,
the show was fantastic, Well done Debbie Curtis, Well done Corey Conradi, Well done Iain Ewing, Well done band, Well done
dancers, Well done actors. Well done everyone. Brilliant evening!
Tony Burness & Jane Cooper
Curtis Big Band performance was unique and fantastic,
the Big band really is a Big Band, one to watch out for''.
I just wanted to say we really enjoyed the show on Sunday. We loved Debbie’s
energy and the band was just awesome (and I don’t even like Jazz!!). My partner enjoyed every second of it and we wanted
to thank you for the opportunity. Also, one part of the show which we both thought was great was the dancing and all the extra
“characters”, as it made it the whole show more interesting than if it was just the band playing. Corey Conradi
had a really nice voice and was quite witty.
Please give our thanks to Debbie and wish her good luck with future performances.
All the best
Thanks for another great night at the palladium. we were there last year, great to see the
fabulous geoff on piano, and lovely to hear ian again, he's a proper crooner. the band really are something special, but
you know that!
Hi Debbie and Co!
I thought that I would thank-you for a terrific night at the Palladium
– we all really enjoyed the show and shall be followers now!
Thank-you again and enjoy your recovery
Anna & Matt Quick
nights how at the palladium was the first time i have seen you. It was a terrific show and my family and i thoroughly enjoyed
a great performance. Well done, all of you.
Well what a night! Jackie and myself would like to thank you and your Band for a very
enjoyable night at the Palladium.We have now been to 3 of "your nights" and enjoyed them all. Just a pity that we
were not able to see a little more of Ian, he is such a great performer. Anyway thanks. Really great
My friend Patrick Lunt told me about your concerts... so a group
of us came along to the Palladium last night...and we had an absolutely fabulous evening. Thank you so much for a great evening
Hello Debbie and band, great idea this comments page, thank you for Sunday, it was amazing, my husband
and two children also went and are now Big Band fans!!! We thought Mr Conradi was very very smooth and clearly very talented.
We enjoyed everything about it, it was so exciting!
A really big thank you for
last night's wonderful performance at The London Palladium, it was fantastic!
Heather & Derek Hollamby
Just a quick e-mail to say thank you so much for a great performance at The London Palladium
It was the 1st time we had seen the band live and we were very impressed with the whole show.
We all arrived
at 5pm as arranged and managed to dance at the Palladium entrance and hope we added something to the atmosphere.
to thank you for the opportunity to listen to the band last night.
It was wonderful and we really had a great
All of them were excellent performers.
Just to say 'thank
you' once again for a very enjoyable evening at the London Palladium last night. Debbie was great as
usual, and the Band sweet, sweet perfection! Iain sang my kind of songs just the way I like to hear 'em
sung! With elan and a dash of professional flair.
The dancers were super, but would like
to give a special mention to Victoria and James who I spoke to in the bar, and afterwards. Their own version
of 'Lindy Hop' - more true to the '40's style and 'freestyle' interpreting the music as they went
along - was truly inspired. And they asked me to ask Debbie for the chance to dance - some more!
And I am doing so with much pleasure.! As for the inclusion at the opening of the show with line
dancing! Great! All dancing goes well with Debbie's music, but the real stars of the night - were Debbie
and her amazing musicians. What stars! Well done!
Best as always,
big thank you for such a wonderful evening!
We’ll certainly be returning again to see the band.
wanted to say thank you for last nights show. The band itself was absolutely fantastic, really really amazing.
Just a quick e-mail to say thank you for last nights show at the London Palladium, the drum solo was fantastic.
I thought you and the band were
I had to write to thank you for the opportunity
to see your band Sunday night; it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Debbie Curtis is a fantastic and energetic entertainer and band leader. The band is fantastic,
the performance very entertaining and we have a very enjoyable evening at the Palladium despite the weather.
Very best regards
Mr C H Kim
Just to say thank you very much -I had a GREAT time.
A big thank you for a wonderful show.
Great Show, really enjoyed it, Debbie is an amazing
character and the band fantastic. Corey Conradi was superb as was Ian Ewing. We thought the dancers and re-enacters were a
great feature of the concert and can see now why you call it a show, not just a concert. Brilliant night.
Thanks for a fantastic show, I took my daughter and we had a great time (but couldn’t
get tunes out of our heads and we kept singing and humming in the tube on the way home).
Everybody enjoyed the show very much.
Not long home from the fabulous performance this evening at the London Palladium. Wow what a
Myself and friends want to say a huge thank you. We will
be looking out to see if you have any performances near enough for us to visit again.
Brilliant night at the Palladium. Will be looking out for
further performances. Brenda
Really enjoyed the show.
The show from BBC Radio Hereford on Sunday was received ok here in Weston-super-mare. I was greatly
Would just like to say thank you!
We went along to the Beck Theatre and saw the show, which was
great! This is the sort of music that my mum grew up on and loves to this day! I can see why now!
done Debbie and the band! We wish them every success in the rest of the tour and am sure that they will have a whole
new fan base following, if they carry on the way they are going!
John and Maureen
What a great concert last night!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself as did everyone else in the audience. It was good to chat with some of the people
in the show - they were all very friendly.
Thank you for inviting me. Your kindness is much appreciated. Thanks also to Stuart and I hope he got
Hope to see you at Coda Club when you can make it.
Thanks again - you are lovely people.
Just a quick note to thank you for last night’s concert. I really enjoyed it and I have to say that the
band played better than ever..tuning, intonation, timing etc to a very high standard. Peanut Vendor is NOT an easy piece and
it really worked well! Above all, though, the band really swung!!! Well done!
Thank you for a really enjoyable show at the Beck. I hope
you will play there again before too long.
Best wishes for the Palladium concert. I hope we'll be able
to be there, which will bring back memories of the Ted Heath Sunday Sessions, especially if you include lots of Heath numbers.
late than never! from your number 1 fan ,What can i say A FAIR COP!
I really enjoyed Her Majesty's show, I wish I had gone to the Palladium one as well. I gather you're
back at the Palladium in 2008, I definately will not miss that one!
It was a great show,
we look forward to the next one, you really are the best in the UK, no doubt about that.
Robert & Janice Parnham
We thoroughly enjoyed Sunday night, your
show is so refreshingly different from the other Big Bands around. Please keep the shows coming, we'll be there.
Last night, we went to the show at Her Majesty's theatre and it was
brilliant! In the show, you mentioned that you wanted to bring the music to young people. We went there with our 3 kids,
aged 8, 10 & 13, because the youngest and his Dad have both started trumpet lessons. They thought the show was amazing
and their only complaint was that you didn't play "Little Brown Jug" because that's their homework for this
week and they wanted to hear it played properly! We'll definitely go to more of your shows!
Helen Robinson Povey
loved the music last night and will be featuring Hot toddy on my show as simply instrumental tonight.Sorry
I couldn't stay on to meet you but had to dash for the train,Lots of love and
keep me posted about your sunday swing evenings
"Thank you, we really enjoyed the show
at Her Majesty's theatre on sunday night. I even managed to catch you and the Jive Aces live on the radio on the drive
home back to Brighton ! Keep up the good work."
"Great Show on Sunday Debbie as always!! Thanks Hxx"
Thank you Debbie and team for yet another wonderful night of swing, we really enjoyed it
and can't wait for another Sunday Night Swing Session
John & Val Pearce
Brilliant night, loved the show. Excellent Band as always. You are the best.
HI Debbie, just to say thanks for a wonderful evening last night, we thoroughly enjoyed
& Sandra Shortall
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the tickets to last night's
show - it was wonderful!. We all really enjoyed it - even my 10 year-old son was tapping
his feet and he was very impressed, as indeed we all were, by the amazing dancers. The sound problems must have been frustrating
for Debbie but she kept going brilliantly and Ziggie looks set to be a big star! Ian Ewing was a fantastic find - if you don't
mind I'll mention him to our sister paper The Sunday Post who might be interested in doing something on him.
I hope the
band continues to enjoy the success it really deserves, I'll keep in touch with what's going on via the newsletter
and perhaps we could do another feature in the future.
"heard you last night
on the radio, very good it was to"
Well done Debs! Will we get to hear you out here in New Zealand?
Discussions under way for the USA, but not New Zealand at present, we'd love to come there, nag a
promoter to book us!
Great to see Ian hitting the boards of the Palladium, he will be performing at our fundraiser in Paisley on 3rd November
with Brass Impact Big Band, he is awsome!
I'm really looking forward to seeing the band again on Sunday at Oxford, it'll be a great day I'm sure. Thank You
Good feature of the site this, I really enjoy your web and its brilliant that we can have our say as your audience. Great
work Debbie and team, couldn't make the Palladium but my friends went and had the best night ever, made me very jealous that
I missed it.
Great website, really interesting to explore and the pictures and music are excellent.
What a fantastic evening, we are all still talking about it. Debbie really makes the band swing and John Miller and Iain
gave us all a vocal treat! The spiv was a hoot and straight from the forties - superb!!! can't wait till the next one !
Richard & Sandra Bowman
I've been to hundreds of Big Band shows, this was the best I have ever seen, thank you for a fantastic evening of entertainment.
Better than any band I have ever seen!
Loved the show! Had a brilliant night, John Miller was excellent!
Hannah & Lauren
Simply Marvellous!! I do hope you will make this a regular thing!!
It was Awesome!
The five hour drive from Louth, Lincolnshire for the London Palladium concert was well worth it. The band were on top-form,
and the musicians are all top-rate professionals. John and Debbie make a good team, and we hope to see the band go from strength
Angela & Peter Pearce
We thoroughly enjoyed it, Glenn Miller's nephew was great and the guy who came down from Scotland was terrific.
It was absolutely
amazing. The atmosphere was electric and the audience was totally wow'd. All walks of life were in the audience and everyone
was blown away by the talent and professionalism in the whole big band that you have recreated. You managed to keep the whole
thing glued together as MD brilliantly - the re-enactors kept the mood in the place it was meant to be and it was great watching
all the jitter bug and jive dancing going on to exceptional live music. The evening made a whole lot of people very very happy!
Bravo Debbie Curtis - BRAVO!!
Richard and Kim Dubovie
Excellent show on Sunday night
It was a last minute decision to attend, as I had cancelled going to an outdoor
concert, and I am so pleased I went.
Myself and staff came and had a great time.
FANTASTIC…a really great night!
You and your band were great, John Miller was excellent, Iain Ewing an absolute find.
Hobson’s Choice turned an already great concert into a really great event.
The Palladium was great. Looking forward to seeing you again...very soon I hope
I was at the Palladium - brilliant!
Let me say how much I enjoyed Sunday at the London Palladium. I tapped my feet from the beginning and was one of those
in the aisles and then up on stage, I am now truly hooked!
Thanks for a great night at The Palladium.
I had a fabulous time with my friend!
John Miller, the dancers and spiv, outfits and other characters really made the evening entertaining
Thanks for a great show at the LP last night. Great programme including the variety of arrangements. Band
sounded great, a sparkling sax section! and the tightest bones we’ve heard for a long time! And as for Leave us
What can we say but FANTASTIC !! A wonderful night and we will tell all our friends to get along to the next
Brian & Heather Hill
Congratulations!...... Great Show!........Great Achievment!........
Well done, you can all be proud!
Congratulations on bringing Swing back to the Palladium
Just wanted to say "Bloody fantastic Night" Well done!
What a fantastic show last night, it was really brilliant! John Miller has a beautiful voice and also your guest singer