Mike Lovatt and the Stricly Smokin’ Big Band
Something you’ve never seen before, Mike Lovatt and the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band. Be sure to frequent Raval before or after the show, just a minutes walk away from the Sage Gateshead, you can take advantage of our eloquent gin bar or perhaps treat yourself to a our early evening menu at just £18.95 for two courses.
Please note the early evening menu must be booked in advance to be seated from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
After Strictly Smokin’s sell out show with Mark Nightingale early in 2019, and an exciting gig with vocalist Claire Martin, the band now embarks on it’s latest pairing with the renowned MIKE LOVATT.
Mike is a regular on film sound tracks, including the James Bond and Harry Potter series. He plays lead trumpet with the Grammy Nominated John Wilson Orchestra and the BBC Big Band who featured him in their Maynard Ferguson tribute show; other credits include the 2019 London West End revival of 42nd Street, Skelton-Skinner All Stars as well as recordings with Jamie Cullum and Elton John.
In this show, Michael Lamb’s STRICTLY SMOKIN’ BIG BAND will host Mike in Hall 2 at Sage Gateshead and is sure to include some numbers from Mike’s newly released album 56 Degrees North, which he recorded with Foden’s Brass Band and features arrangements by Colin Skinner. Mike has also recently features on Seth McFarlane’s new recording Once In A While.
Recently dubbed “the swinginest band North of Lands End” – and now featuring Mike Lovatt – this is sure to be a firm date in every jazz fans diary!
If you are going, or do decide to go, be sure to come in to our home for a warm welcome from the whole team. You can take advantage of our eloquent gin bar or perhaps treat yourself to a our early evening menu at just £18.95 for two courses.