The Douglas Bader Foundation needs musicians with a disability aged 16+ to join Bader’s Big Band. The first ever British Disabled Big Band to perform live at airshows, festivals and private events and to record an EP in a prestigious London recording studio.

The Douglas Bader Foundation are excited to announce the launch of their new initiative; The creation of the first British Disabled Big Band ‘Bader’s Big Band’. They are appealing for musicians with a disability to join them on a musical journey that will see them record an EP in a top London recording studio and perform live at airshows, festivals and private events across the country.

The band is being created to inspire audiences and to encourage those with a disability to take up an instrument, to highlight the important role that music can play in rehabilitation and the positive ongoing benefits it can bring to those whose lives have been affected by disability.

The Big Band is a core line up of vocalists, drums, bass, piano, saxophones, trumpets, trombones – but all instruments considered. The band will play various types of music, including swing, jazz, Latin, funk and blues. The deadline for applications will close on September 1.

The Douglas Bader Foundation was established by friends and family of RAF hero Sir Douglas Bader shortly after his death in order to continue his extraordinary work, helping to support and inspire those affected by limb loss and other disabilities. The foundation is now 35 years old and has grown to become one of the leading British independent charities.

Contact Paul Clark on 02087488884 or via email paul@douglasbaderfoundation.com.