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Alexander Armstrong Tour

5th February 2016


Simon is currently touring as Musical Director for TV presenter and comedian Alexander Armstrong whose album A Year of Songs is number one in the classical chart. Alexander and the band have appeared at some amazing venues including St David’s Hall, Cardiff and the London Palladium to great acclaim – we have had a standing ovation every night!

 

Reviews:

Full marks to him [Alexander Armstrong] and his excellent band, led by musical director and multi-wind-instrumentalist Simon Bates, for giving us a set of music that was as varied as it was unexpected.

Newcastle Chronicle

 

Armstrong and the ridiculously talented band – led by co-musical directors Paul ‘Harry the Piano’ Harris and Simon Bates – for the most part pull it off in style, and to the evident enjoyment of their audience.

Liverpool Echo

 

Joining him onstage is a top-notch nine-piece band MD’d by the phenomenal talent that is Simon Bates on tenor and soprano sax, clarinet and flute….. A few solos give the band a chance to shine, particularly Bates, who can turn his hand to seemingly any instrument. And the arrangements by [Harry] Harris and Bates sparkle.

Musical Theatre Review


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