Tickets to Ted Heath and His Music

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show

THE music and memories of the late great Ted Heath and his orchestra will soon be relived at The Playhouse in Weston.Ted Heath And His Music - the name which usually appeared on the records - was arguably the greatest of all the British big bands to follow in the style of their American counterparts.The orchestra's musical appeal was its greatest during the 1950s when dance halls were still thriving, but it maintained its top-of-the-bill status well into the 1960s, despite the ever changing patterns of popular music. The Heath band drew material from television and even rock 'n' roll, using anything that could sustain its 'big band' treatment.The musical director of the world renowned Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Chris Dean, has now brought together his very own big band and singers to deliver a memorable tribute to Britain's greatest ever post-war swing band on March 6.The carefully selected programme of original masterpieces from the vast Heath library features numbers such as The Creep, Bakerloo Non-Stop, The Man I Love and That Lovely Weekend, which was written by Ted and whose wife, Moira, penned the lyrics.The show will start at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £16.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see the tribute to the great Ted Heath and his orchestra.To enter, please complete the following question: On records the band was usually referred to as Ted Heath And His _________?* Closes: 9 am on February 15. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.

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