String of Pearls

Britain's No.1 big party band

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Chris Smith and the String of Pearls is Britain's No.1 Big Party Band.

During his outstanding professional career Chris Smith toured with Frank Sinatra on many occasions, including his world tour - “The Ultimate Event” and appeared with Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Jack Jones, Tom Jones, Lulu, Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross, Sammy Davis Jnr., Liza Minelli, Barbara Streisand and many other international stars.

Chris Smith and the String of Pearls are fast growing in popularity. Their strength is the ability to move with the times. They will create for you a lively party atmosphere, with a programme ranging from Glen Miller and Frank Sinatra through the 'Swinging 60's' with James Last and up to today's mega 'POP' hits including Whitney Houston, M People, The Weather Girls and more... Something for all age groups.

As a young musician, Chris Smith was a featured member of the John Dankworth Orchestra and later performed with the great Ted Heath Band until Ted's retirement. Still only 27 years of age, Chris was by now one of the busiest trombone players in the recording studios. Soon he was to join the prolific Jack Parnell TV Orchestra where he remained for over 15 years, taking part in all the major TV shows at ATV, Borehamwood Studios, plus many Royal Command Performances at the London Palladium.

During this busy period each year for 5 years, Chris played for the Michael Aspel show at LWT, where he met and performed with such famous celebrities as Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Mel Brooks, Tony Curtis, Oliver Reed, George Segal, Mel Gibson and even Margaret Thatcher!!!

As a session musician, Chris can now be heard on hundreds of today's pop recordings. His extensive work with Frank Sinatra and so many international stars coupled with his more intimate performances at venues, occasions and events up and down the country has lead to Chris the trombonist and Chris the band leader becoming renowned for both his professionalism and his musical flair.


Considering booking String of Pearls for your event? You may find the following client testimonials and comments helpful. To enquire further about String of Pearls for corporate and private bookings, click here or call us on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

...Thought I would write to say how absolutely delighted we were with the String of Pearls. We were happy with the Band from start to finish. The standard of their performance was high and they had a professional look and top class attitude for the event. We would definitely have them back to work with us again...

Alana Marie Almond, Historic Dockyard Chatham.

...the most impressive band we've had for many years.

Norwegian Embassy, London.

As ever, your presentation was fabulous.

Bedfordshire Police Ball.

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