Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)
90 York Way
To book, please ring the venue box office on 020 7520 1490 - the online booking system is down.
‘For a wholly original take on big band’s past, present and future, look to Darcy James Argue’ — so says Newsweek’s Seth Colter Walls. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based composer and bandleader has toured nationally and internationally with his 18-piece ensemble, Secret Society, garnering countless awards and nominations and reimagining what a 21st-century big band can sound like. Their long-awaited performance at this year’s Festival – only their second visit to the UK – follows a tremendous Festival concert back in 2010.
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