The quirky seven-piece band, The Temperance Seven are bringing their popular 1920s and 30s jazz music show to the Borough Theatre on Thursday 7 February.
It was 1955 when The Temperance Seven began their quest to promote all things British and nostalgic – cricket, steam trains, real ale and jazz music of the 1920s.
In 1960, they came to the attention of a young producer on EMI’s Parlophone label, George Martin and subsequently featured as guest artists on a Peter Sellers album. Intrigued by the prospect of getting their eccentric sound recorded, Martin cleverly placed The Temperence Seven around one microphone in an attempt to simulate a recording from the 1920s. The result was the producer’s first number one,You’re Driving Me Crazy in 1961 which was followed in quick succession by the Temperance Seven’s hit single Pasadena and an album, 1861.
Although the band’s line up has changed in the decades since The Temperance Seven’s formation, their brilliant musicianship and preposterous quirk endures to this day.
Tickets are priced at £15 (concessions £13) and are available from the theatre’s box office 01873 850805 or website boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk