Founded in 1988, The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra is Britain's leading jazz age band that recreates the glamour of the Golden Age of popular music, the 1920's to 40’s.
Some of their highlights include performing for the Lord Mayor of London and the 150th Anniversary Ball for The Hurlingham Club, special BAFTA awards parties for Julie Andrews and Sean Connery, Earl Spencer's 30. Birthday Party (where Princess Diana asked the orchestra to play In The Mood - twice!), Sir John Paul Getty (60th and 70th birthday parties and a ball at Clarence House where Dame Margaret Thatcher led the dancing), Sir Terence Conran (70th birthday party.
PDO's recordings have recently been chosen for the soundtracks of CSI, Gotham as well as an award-winning documentary about Stanley Kubrick…
Catch The PDO in the Helen Mirren/Michael Caine movie Last Orders.​​​​​​​

“The sumptuous Savoy Hotel was transformed into a spectacular speakeasy... The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra ensured that everyone was up on their toes... VIP guests Elizabeth Hurley, Stephen Fry, Cilla Black, Paul O'Grady, Tracey Emin and Lulu were transported into a bygone era…”

Dance Band by Royal Appointment: Princess Margaret could contain herself no longer “move back the tables” was the Royal command.
Within minutes, she was dancing the night away.”
Daily Express

I could have danced all night, I really could.”
Evening Standard

“Try the big-band sound of The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra for a night of Stompin’ in style in the Thames Foyer of the Savoy Hotel… A seriously good night out.”
*** (“excellent” rating)
Evening Standard
“On behalf of the Friends of the Theatre Royal, I would like to thank The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra for a great evening. The theatre was “jumpin'” and from the feedback I've received, people felt ‘inspired and uplifted.”
Chairman of the friends of the Theatre Royal, Margate 

“It was an absolute joy to work with you and your musicians last Saturday, and what a wonderful evening’s entertainment. We had so many fantastic comments from the audience, remembering the good old days!
We would love to invite you back.”
Manager, The Menuhin Hall

“Everyone was most complimentary - It was a most enjoyable event, all down to you and the band again!”
South Bank Centre, London

“ unparalleled level of audience feedback and many demands for your immediate return”
South Bank Centre, London

“The musical delight of the evening was The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, an astonishingly good dance band... musically impeccable... libidinous elegance...”
The Spectator

“…each number left you wanting more.”
Giles Woodforde, Oxford Times

“Yours is the 'Rolls Royce' of orchestras.”
Riviera Swing

“It was a wonderfully entertaining evening, Michael - thank you. As you know, I’ve always thought the PDO were brilliant - but you all seem to get better and better. And you seem to be constantly expanding the repertoire . . . with some great new tunes… there wasn’t anything that was less than exceptional all evening.”
Roger Keech – Producer/Director BBC4’s ‘Len Goodman’s Dance Band Days’

“Sparkling, toe-tapping entertainment ending with the audience shouting for encores”
The Stage

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