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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 Day Ain’t That A Kick In The Head All Of Me Almost Like Being In Love Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered Blue Moon Can’t Help Lovin That Man Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Cheek To Cheek Come Fly With Me Cry Me A River Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Don’t Know Why Every Time We Say Goodbye Fly Me To The Moon Get Happy Girl From Ipanema Have I Told You Lately Have You Met Miss Jones I’ve Got You Under My Skin If I Were A Bell I Get A Kick Out Of You It’s All Right With Me L-O-V-E Let Be There Love Let’s Face The Music And Dance Love For Sale Moon River My Baby Just Cares For Me My Funny Valentine New York, New York Night And Day S’Wonderful Someone To Watch Over Me Somewhere Over The Rainbow Summertime Sway The Lady Is A Tramp The Way You Look Tonight They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Michael, Wmily and Gareth - The Organisation