The Queen’s favourite band to perform in Lyme Regis

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

FOR more than 50 years, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the magical sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim.

On Friday, February 11, they’ll be performing at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis, when you can expect an evening of beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries, as well as electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington.

In the roaring twenties and thirties, many hotels had roof gardens with their own orchestras – hence the name Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

The orchestra has existed since 1969 and are famously the Queen’s favourite band. They have performed in most of the major concert houses in Europe, toured the USA four times, recorded more than 40 albums, and provided sound tracks for films like ‘Just a Gigolo’, starring David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich.

In 2010 the orchestra was the star turn at the Buckingham Palace Christmas Party.

This very special show at the Marine Theatre will be presented by band leader Duncan Galloway. The show starts at 8pm and tickets costing £25 are now available at

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