Norfolk entertainer Olly Day back on Cromer pier for big band show

After a ten year break one of Norfolk's best loved acts is making a welcome return to the Cromer stage this spring to present an evening of show stopping musical fun.

All round entertainer and funnyman Olly Day will be singing and swinging with the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band at the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday, and mixing his musical numbers with plenty of comedy.

Olly and the band, which is celebrating 25 years in the business throughout 2012, have worked together for 15 years and last appeared at the end of the pier ten years ago in a sell-out show.

They are regular crowds pleasers at the Mundesley Festival, which they will be headlining in August, but this year decided to add an extra date to their diary and bring the show back to Cromer.

Olly said: 'We have sold out at Mundesley every year and people are often disappointed as they can't get tickets, so we decided to put on an extra show this year in north Norfolk to mark the band's silver jubilee.'

The spring date is a welcome additional performance for Olly, who usually has to brave the snow and sleet when appearing at the Pavilion as a headline act in the venue's winter variety show.

He added: 'It will be great working in the Pavilion theatre again after heading up the last three Christmas Seaside Specials.

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'Cromer has become my winter residence and I have lots of friends on the pier and in north Norfolk, I am looking forward to seeing them all again.

'The best thing about performing there in April will be walking to work along the pier without the snow and freezing wind blowing in your ears!'

Throughout the evening Olly will be singing classic songs made famous by his heroes Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Matt Munroe as well as some more modern hits from the likes of Michael Bubl�.

And the show promises to be full of laughter too as Olly will throw in plenty of jokes, stories and Norfolk wit into the musical mix.

He added: 'I love singing with the big band, it's such a thrill to be able to perform these classic songs live.

'People always tell me after the concert how fantastic it is to hear an orchestra playing in the same room as them, when you hear the Glen Miller classics played as they should be, it has such a power and excitement.'

? Tickets for the 7.30pm show cost �17 and �16 for concessions and are available from the box office on 01263 512495.

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