Cole Page is a performer you’ll never forget seeing.
The instantly recognisable voice allied to a performing style full of easy charm and swagger, The UK’s ‘King of Swing’, gives each and every audience a unique experience, whether it’s an intimate private function or thousands-strong theatre crowd.
Born in Manchester England, Cole has built up a reputation for excellence, entertaining the likes of Bill Clinton and Sir Alex Ferguson, and has recently taken his show to Europe, Asia and the US.
Equally comfortable as centre of attention or part of the accompanying scenery, Cole – solo singer or backed by his big band – has performed to (and with) a host of celebrities, including Ant n Dec, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Joss Stone, The Stereophonics, Boyzone, Spandau Ballet, Go West, Boney M, Ruby Wax, Carol Vorderman, Peter Kay, football stars Pele, Bryan Robson, David Beckham, Lee Sharpe, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney, rugby union’s Jonny Wilkinson, World famous Boxers, Evander Hollyfield, Joe Calzaghe and Mike Tyson and the casts of TV soaps Coronation Street and Hollyoaks. Sir Alex Ferguson and his world famous Manchester United players have all personally asked him to appear at their private parties. Although no-one’s safe from Cole’s roaming microphone during the show… just ask ‘Fergie’, whose own rendition of Moon River wowed the guests at a recent celebrity charity dinner.
But it’s not just celebrities that Cole Page can claim as fans of his smooth swing voice. Starting in 2004, his, ‘A Swinging Affair’, theatre show, has become an annual performance, bringing in hundreds to the famous Opera House in Manchester. Accompanied by a 17-piece swing orchestra, he entertains a packed audience with many of the classic songs that form his repertoire. The evening has become a landmark social and musical event in Manchester for those who watch Cole in and around the city throughout the year.
Other notable theatre performances include The Palace Hotel, in, “A Night Of A Thousand Stars” and The Bridgewater Hall and Carnegie Hall, accompanied by The Band Of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland, a superb 42 piece orchestra
Outside the UK, Cole has been invited to perform across Europe, and has appeared regularly in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Holland, France, Vienna and also in Florence, Rome and Portofino in Italy. In January 2009, Cole performed in Borneo at the ICI annual conference. Events in the US include the Diageo annual conference in Miami, Florida and at the world famous Rainbow Room in The Rockefeller Centre, New York.
Aside from concert and private appearances, Cole has also sung jingles for the Sony award-winning Key 103 breakfast show, Toolan in the Morning and was also invited to do a 1 Hour Christmas Special on BBC Manchester which received rave reviews, as did spots on Granada TV’s “The Afternoon Show” and ITV’s “That’s Entertainment”. Cole also supported Katie Melua on the, “BBC Proms In The Park”, performing live to a 15,000 strong crowd with his 17 piece big band. The show was beamed live around the UK and was aired to over 1 million people.
Cole Page’s appeal is enduring, and becomes clear from the very first note you hear him sing. A natural entertainer with an individual, effortless style that ensures peerless performances every time, it’s something you’ll want to return to again and again.
Hall Of Fame
Closer to home, Cole has performed at many celebrity events, including that of the Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson’s private Christmas Party, as well as the Manchester United players Christmas party.
To add to the afore mentioned, Cole has performed for many famous people, including, Kylie Minogue, Pele, Bryan Robson, Alan Shearer, Johnny Wilkinson, Glenn Mcrory and Brian Capron, which earned him mentions in the UK’s Ok & Hello Magazines.
The most notable performance however has got to be when he performed for President Bill Clinton. “You were fantastic”, was the Presidents verdict, a comment that has been emulated by many who have witnessed this entertainer’s slick performance.
In May 2004, Cole was invited to appear in a concert at The Bridgewater Hall with the wonderful Band of her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland, a superb 42 piece big band. The evening was such a success that a return to The Bridgewater Hall with the same Orchestra was scheduled for 22 April 2005.
In July 2004 Cole appeared at The Opera House, Manchester, in his own show, “A Swinging Affair”, which was a one night only appearance, where Cole, accompanied by a 17 piece Swing Orchestra, entertained a packed audience with many of the Swing & Big Band classics that we know and love. The response was fantastic and another evening in the same venue was booked for 6th March 2005.
Television & Radio
In December 2004 Cole had appearances on Granada TV’s “The Afternoon Show” and ITV’s “That’s Entertainment”, and was also invited to do a 1 Hour Christmas Special on radio station BBC GMR which received rave revues from the listening public.
In December 2004, Cole was commissioned to write some of the music for a film, “In For A Penny” a project that has seen him return to writing and recording.
In February 2005, Cole made his first Trans Atlantic crossing to Miami for a performance at the annual conference of Diagio, where he again delivered a perfect performance to enhance his already growing reputation.
To bring things up to date, having just completed his 2nd appearance at The Bridgewater Hall on 22 April, with the 42 piece Royal Marine Band and with his return to The Opera House Manchester on 6th March where 1200 people purchased tickets to see Cole and the wonderful 21 piece orchestra, it’s clear that Cole Page has made the transition from performing at swish dinner dances in the UK and Europe to the theatre stage and confirmed his status as one of the countries best crooners.
A quote in the Manchester Evening News recently stated that, “Even though the demands of a theatre stage are completely different to that of the work he has done over the past couple of years, it’s amazing how Cole Page still managed to communicate with the packed audience and deliver a wonderful performance”.
Cole Page is proud to be a Patron of the Five Stars Scanner Appeal who’s aim is to raise £1 million for a new MRI scanner for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The charity hosts special events throughout the year, including a concert at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester with Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, as mentioned earlier, and has pictures featured in the Hall of Fame Gallery. The charity arranges many other events that feature celebrity guests, again many of which can be seen in the Hall of Fame Gallery. Cole supports this charity whole heartedly and if you would like more information about the charity, please visit www.fivestarsappeal.co.uk.
Cole is available with the following line-ups:
Self-Contained/Playback (all tracks studio recorded with Big Band)
7 Piece Orchestra
10 Piece Orchestra
12 Piece Big Band
17 Piece Big Band