A new generation can enjoy the original 60's and 70's orchestral sounds

Remember "A Swingin' Safari", "Bye Bye Blues", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "Wonderland By Night"? They were all million-selling hits by the fabulous Bert Kaempfert Orchestra. To this day, these unique instrumental recordings are constantly featured on radio stations throughout the world. The good news for all music fans is that the Orchestra has been re-formed by Bert Kaempfert's daughter, music producer Marion Kaempfert, and Bert's lead trumpet player and friend, Tony Fisher.

Marion Kaempfert 
and Tony Fisher

Bert Kaempfert

Bert Kaempfert was a highly successful songwriter as well as bandleader. Kaempfert compositions have been recorded by many stars including Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Nat King Cole, and Al Martino. However, it is little known that Bert Kaempfert always wrote the songs for his orchestra, therefore the instrumental versions are the true originals of "Strangers In The Night", "Spanish Eyes", "L.O.V.E." etc.. The Orchestra was at the peak of its popularity and had just concluded a highly successful UK tour, when Bert tragically died in June 1980.

The Orchestra comprises a full sixteen piece big band plus a string section and a choir, playing all the original hits, plus swing favourites such as "Take The 'A' Train", "Tuxedo Junction" and "Two O'Clock Jump" - all with the distinctive Kaempfert touch.

Bandleader Tony Fisher says, "In my 30 years experience playing in almost every orchestra in England and throughout Europe I thought it tragic that all this high quality music was left unheard, so I approached Marion Kaempfert and we jointly decided to re-launch that wonderfully unique sound."

Old and new fans alike are guaranteed an enjoyable and memorable experience, so keep an eye on your local press for details of Kaempfert concerts - you could be in for a rare musical treat.

A note from Marion Kaempfert

Let me invite you to an evening of unforgettable music - the sounds of the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra. I am very proud of this ensemble, as indeed my father would have been. The musicians - the cream of Britain - have been selected by Tony Fisher, my father's lead trumpet player and close friend for many years.

Tony is unique - his world class playing, direction of the orchestra, showmanship and terrific stage presentation have contributed enormously to the fantastic success of the Orchestra since its reformation in 1993. Come and join our ever increasing number of fans and hear yourself what I promise to be a wonderful, very special evening.