The Organisation - The band with the beat for your ballroom dancing feet!
The Mike Wooldridge ‘Organ’isation
The Organisation is a band dedicated to playing fabulous live music, music with great lyrics and wonderful melodies. Think of the music of George Gershwin and Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and the great songs performed by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra and you have a fair picture of the music you will enjoy hearing The Organisation perform. Everything is done with style and sophistication to give your event that musical five star feel.Why we are “The Organisation”We are called The ‘Organ’isation because the band was founded by international electronic, jazz and theatre organist Michael Wooldridge, using the very latest modern digital organs at the heart of the arrangements, giving a large band sound and feel without the cost of hiring a full band. Because an organist plays bass with his feet, having organ and drums instantly gives you a bigger, fuller sound than piano, bass and drums, and besides delivering the incredibly exciting and entrancing real Hammond sound, also recreates many other instruments and styles.Whilst our standard line-up sees Michael team up with fabulous West End vocalist Emily Matthews, and a top drummer, often Gareth Thompson, personnel varies from job to job and other guests are available, including suave and sophisticated vocals from Rat Pack specialist Richard Ratcliffe, who has appeared on the West End Stage, with Big Bands on Radio and TV throughout the world, and with various top instrumentalists on guitar, trumpet, trombone and saxophone. If you prefer, instead of using the organ as the foundation of the band, we also are happy to use your own piano or can bring a touring digital piano to you.We are happy to learn any particular pieces of music you would like us to perform at your event but the following list is an example of the songs we are likely to include when we play for you:-A Foggy DayAin’t That A Kick In The HeadAll Of MeAlmost Like Being In LoveBewitched, Bothered, And BewilderedBlue MoonCan’t Help Lovin That ManCan’t Take My Eyes Off YouCheek To CheekCome Fly With MeCry Me A RiverDiamonds Are A Girl’s Best FriendDon’t Get Around Much AnymoreDon’t Know WhyEvery Time We Say GoodbyeFly Me To The MoonGet HappyGirl From IpanemaHave I Told You LatelyHave You Met Miss JonesI’ve Got You Under My SkinIf I Were A BellI Get A Kick Out Of YouIt’s All Right With MeL-O-V-ELet Be There LoveLet’s Face The Music And DanceLove For SaleMoon RiverMy Baby Just Cares For MeMy Funny ValentineNew York, New YorkNight And DayS’WonderfulSomeone To Watch Over MeSomewhere Over The RainbowSummertimeSwayThe Lady Is A TrampThe Way You Look TonightThey Can’t Take That Away From Me