The Strictly Come Dancing Band

Fee Band


Dave Arch formed the band after becoming musical director on the 4th series of Strictly. Made up of top session players, the 14-piece move seamlessly from tango to Take That.


Biography

The Strictly Come Dancing Band, in its current incarnation, was formed by David Arch when he was asked to take over from the great Laurie Holloway, as Musical Director for series 4 of BBC’s hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing.

The current band are made up of some of Britain’s finest session musicians with collective CVs reading like a who’s who of the music business having worked with artists including Take That, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra Ian Dury, Diana Ross, The Who, and Snow Patrol.

Noted as one of the best swing and ballroom bands around, the SCD Band play arrangements of songs from over fifty years of musical history from jazz to soul to versions of modern popular tracks.

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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Speakers
Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.

Location

JLA, 14 Berners Street, London

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Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

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Speakers
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We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.

Location

Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

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