25 Years of Hot Aire

Hot Aire 25th Anniversary Concert  

June 2014 marked 25 years since the inaugural concert of Hot Aire.

To celebrate the occasion, we gave a concert in Bingley Little Theatre at 7.30pm 14th June 2014.

We had an epic night, playing to a packed audience. A fantastic return to a venue that was once very familiar to the band.

Hot Aire opened the programme with the first of a number of new arrangements from Stephen, Platform 9 and ¾. The others were Crunchy Frog, Bohemian Rhapsody and Hot Aire's spectacular first half finale Riverdance, with massed drummers, vocalists and solo Soprano Sax.

Fresh Aire then proved they are no second fiddle to Hot Aire, with a polished performance taking us up to the interval.

The bands' combined name of Compressed Aire, has never been more true than when both bands, numbering over 80 musicians and ranging in age from seven to seventy, squeezed onto the stage to open the second half of the concert with energetic renditions of Jai Ho and Pirates of the Caribbean. The final joint number was Get Lucky, which was also specially arranged for the evening.

"Hot Aire through the Years" finished the evening. Former players in the audience were invited to join Hot Aire on the stage and play pieces that have been a popular part of the band's former repertoire. The set started with Jesus Christ Superstar, as performed at the inaugural concert in June 1989; and finished with Disney at the Movies, chosen by an audience vote.

In between we had The Muppets with not one but three Animals, when our trio of drummers all stepped into the limelight. Rocky, Movie Chartbusters, The Lion King and the Rock-Out from Choral and Rock-Out, as requested by our Assistant Conductor, Andrew.


Anybody who wishes to know more, and/or be put on the mailing list for future events, just needs to email us at: 25years@hotaire.co.uk

Even if you did not get to the concert, we would still like to hear from you.

Drop us a line and tell us when you were active with the bands and what you are doing now. Or if you are in the area, come along to a rehearsal, we would be delighted to see you.