Wed 12 September • FB Pocket Orchestra and My Sweet Patootie

  • Corn Exchange
  • Wed 12 Sept
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £12 / £10 / £5
  • 1 Hour 45 Mins

FB Pocket Orchestra deliver a diverse palette of sonic landscapes that hint at New Orleans, tea dances, Paris cafés, smoky nightclubs, hotel foyers and garden parties.

All the way from Canada, co-headliners My Sweet Patootie bring together vintage swing, country blues, folk and ragtime in an uplifting vaudeville-style show performed with tight vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and humorous storytelling. ​​

Come along and enjoy a double-bill of music from a time when life appeared much simpler!

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926

Thurs 4 October • Gabrielle Ducomble • Classy Chanteuse

  • Corn Exchange
  • Thurs 4 Oct
  • 20:00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £14 / £12 / £5 (Live for 5)

Blending suave tones with natural charm and sophistication, Belgian chanteuse Gabrielle Ducomble presents a night of French chanson, modern jazz, Brazilian choros and tango.

Original songs from her new self-penned album are interspersed with Gabrielle’s own unique take on tunes by Piaf, Brel, Legrand, Piazzolla and other classics. Performed with an authentic band including violin and guitar, the show will takes you on a mesmerising journey of discovery and delight, from passion to serenity.

Gabrielle specializes in Parisian-style jazz with an exciting, modern-day Gallic groove. After reaching the final of Pop Idol in France, she had a huge hit with her debut album and then settled in the UK where she has become an ever more popular performer.

London-based singer and composer, known for her performances of Parisian style jazz and tango, Gabrielle moved from her native Belgium to London following success reaching the final of the French Idol competition in 2003.

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926

Fri 30 Nov • King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story (Featuring Atila)

  • Corn Exchange
  • Fri 30 Nov
  • 20:00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £18 / £16

King for a Day, is the brand new concert from acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila, celebrating one of the defining voices of the Twentieth Century: Nat ‘King’ Cole. Featuring world-class live music from Atila and his stellar group of musicians, alongside narration and projected archive images and footage, this is a unique concert celebrating his incredible career.

This thoughtful and entertaining new show takes a fresh look at the life and work of the timeless Nat King Cole – whose vocal styling in songs such as Nature BoyUnforgettable and When I Fall in Love defined a golden era of music and earned him a place in the history of American music as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time.  

Following sell out shows at London’s Hippodrome and Ronnie Scott’s, and featuring many of Nat King Cole’s most celebrated songs, alongside stylish reworkings of his lesser-known gems, this is a unique evening of music celebrating one of music’s all-time greats

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926