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Albert Ball's Flying Aces

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Experiences: Band,Musician

Albert Ball's Flying Aces was reputedly formed in 1916 by the aviators of 266 Squadron R.F.C.
Following their daily aerial dog-fights high above the trenches, they would gather in the evenings to play then-popular music on whatever instruments were to hand, naming themselves after a famous airman of the time.

Following the 1918 Armistice, they used their music to try to bring peace and understanding to a 1920's world, performing the pop music of the age: Ragtime and Jass (later spelt Jazz), 1910's parlous songs, French and German polkas and chansons, faux-exotic dance numbers and laments, Great War propaganda songs, Music-Hall rabble-rousers and sentimental ballads- music which epitomises the spirit of that lost generation, resolutely jaunty and upbeat in the face of terrible loss and adversity.

For more information regarding Albert Ball's Flying Aces, please contact KruTalent on 0207 610 7120.