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Firstly we hope you are well and safe.

Since we started the “SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA HOME SERVICE” at the start of the lockdown we have had messages from around the world .We know music is such an important part of many peoples lives and they are missing seeing and hearing it LIVE.

At the same time, our musicians are desperate to play for you!

We, as a band, can visit you in your venue for your own private event or party in the safety and convenience of your own outdoor space*

You can enjoy music from a trio to a full big band. You provide a space for us to set-up **, and we’ll bring the rest.

Choose exactly the line-up of musicians/singers that you’d require. We’ll play two amazing sets of music bespoke to your event.

Whilst theatres are “Dark” and our musicians unable to perform in them, we would love to offer you the chance to have these fabulous players at a heavily reduced lockdown price.

To give you an idea of cost. Each musician would be paid around £125-£130 each for an event in the home counties.
Why not get together with your neighbours to bring the cost down for your event?

On a more somber note, we have also had enquires to respectfully play at Memorial Services and Celebration of life gatherings.

So, whatever your musical requirements, we are here for you.

For more info or a chat about personalising your event please call me , under no obligation.
Chris Dean on 07810 674816
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Now for the “legal bit”! Covid risk assessment details:
*in accordance with government guidelines at the time of your event.
** allowing correct social distancing as per the government guidelines at the time of the event between each musician.

Please note: Running a safe event is our priority. Be assured that our musicians will travel independently, follow PPE and sanitation guidelines, and maintain social distancing throughout out our events. We will bring our own seating, equipment, and a gazebo to cover the performance area so you’ll only need a 13 amp plug socket!! We perform a full Risk Assessment for all our events, an example of which can be seen here. This will be updated and customised per event to ensure safety and allow events to proceed without any difficulties.



Donations welcome to support the band. Please use the link below to donate securely via PayPal. With thanks.




In accordance with the Prime Minister’s statement, advising people to avoid unnecessary social contact, most theatres are closed. We are working with the venues to reschedule many of the shows for later in the year.  This will take time , so please wait for the theatre to call you to give you updates about prebooked tickets , and for the latest news. I will ensure latest updates are posted on this website.

Thank you for your understanding. 
We do have a Syd Lawrence Facebook page where we will post some videos of the orchestra as part of our "SLO Home Service" project, to bring music to you now that you can't currently come to see us! 
Please stay safe & well, stay strong and stay indoors, and let's hope we will all be swinging and singing soon.
Chris Dean



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The Syd Lawrence Orchestra –Live and Swinging

The “Best Big Band in the Land” is back for 2019-2020 and their explosive new show is better than ever!


Hold on tight as Live and Swinging takes you on an exciting journey that is stunning, dynamic, and thrilling. Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerizing performance is packed with your Big Band Favourites.


Featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.


This is definitely a musical extravaganza you won't want to miss!