Ambrose.JPG (13045 bytes) Billy Cotton.JPG (14010 bytes)Brian Lawrance.JPG (17589 bytes)Carroll Gibbons.JPG (16441 bytes)Charlie Kunz.JPG (16004 bytes)Debroy Somers.JPG (16513 bytes) Geraldo.JPG (16883 bytes)
Harry Roy.JPG (16868 bytes) Henry Hall.JPG (16145 bytes)
Jack Hylton.JPG (18329 bytes)

Jack Payne.JPG (16702 bytes)

Lew Stone.JPG (14423 bytes)

I am attempting to bring together all the information I can find on the 1920s & 1930s dance music, including scanned pictures of musicians, bands and original record labels, short biographies, maybe discographies and eventually some music files for listening.

I am concentrating on British Dance Bands because, living in England, they are the ones I know most about and also they are the most neglected on the web, something I intend, therefore, to redress.

I do not pretend to be the world expert on this music, and although the actual creation of this site will be a one-man effort, the information will be gathered from many sources and I welcome comments, corrections and additional information or photographs from anyone.
You may e-mail me at:
my e-mail address

The pictures around this page are the British contingent of a set of cigarette cards of dance band leaders from the 1930s. (The exception is my own picture; below, centre.) These are all thumbnails, so click on one to see an enlarged version, with the leader's name.

There are currently nine sections of the site; click on one of the links below to continue. 
All are still under construction.  

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Jack Jackson.JPG (14572 bytes)

Joe Loss.JPG (16881 bytes)

Lou Preager.JPG (16125 bytes)

Maurice Winnick.JPG (16335 bytes) Nat Gonella.JPG (17704 bytes)Ray Noble.JPG (14872 bytes)Mike Thomas.jpg (6403 bytes)Roy Fox.JPG (13469 bytes)Syd Lipton.JPG (16080 bytes) Sydney Kyte.JPG (16439 bytes)

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