Chris Hilton Quartet at Castle Howard for ‘Visit Britain’

A couple of lovely images from a great evening we spent recently helping to ‘big-up’ everything that’s amazing about visiting Britain and particularly Yorkshire! ‘Visit Britain’ did an amazing job of showcasing the splendour of Castle Howard. Once we had finished playing a troupe of aerial silk dancers amazed the guests – who were from all corners of the world – with just what Yorkshire lasses can do!

Chris Hilton Quartet

Chris Hilton Quartet playing in the Great Hall at Castle Howard

Trio Vivo

Trio Vivo playing in the Long Gallery at Castle Howard

Dickie & The Hot Club Quintette

Here’s a clip of something we put together for a weekend of celebrations at Swinton Park recently. Dickie and the Hot Club Quintette. We were aiming to capture the age of Speakeasies in the first half of the 20th century…wild times!

Musically, the gypsy-jazz style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli is a long held passion of mine. It’s just so infectious…it’s “happy music”!

I hope you like it…

Chris

Love Actually-Style Ceremony Idea

This was something we did recently taking inspiration from Love Actually – you must have seen the scene where they all start singing ‘All You Need Is Love’? – well this was a twist on the idea. Trio Vivo was introduced to play a “musical interlude”. Our singer was planted as a guest (next to a uniformed RAF pilot so he didn’t stand out too much!). Our sax-player was the icing on the cake – no one expected him!

We’re again sorry about our filming skills – Michael makes a much better sound technician than he does cameraman! Hopefully you get the impression though.

It Must be Love – Madness

Showcase Evening

Showcase Evening Oct 11

Our Showcase Evening

Showcase Oct 11

Showcase from our point of view!

Showcase Dancers

Thank you to the dancing guests!

The 27th October 2011 once again saw us enjoying a great evening entertaining guests at our Showcase Evening. As you can see from the photographs (kindly shot by Morgan Photography) we had a terrific turnout and lots of fun was had by all!

If you attended the event and would like to share your thoughts, why not comment here? We’ll be pleased to hear from you!