Radio legend and PopMaster, Ken Bruce, hosts spectacular concert in aid of Princess Alice Hospice

Categories: Fundraising.

This year’s Live ‘n’ Kickin’ concert presented by the Ember Big Band, in support of Princess Alice Hospice, is being hosted by one of the UK’s most listened-to radio presenters, Ken Bruce, who will look back at 60 years of hits from Count Basie to The Beatles, Fred Astaire to Aretha Franklin, Bing Crosby to Queen.

Ken is leaving the BBC after 45 years to present a new weekday show for Greatest Hits Radio in the spring.

The band will be conducted by Allan Rogers, Musical Director of the very successful Strictly Come Dancing live tours and there will be a special video contribution from Anton du Beke, Strictly Come Dancing’s ballroom and Latin professional, and judge.


Having first embarked on their musical voyage as a Big Band in 2010, the Ember Big Band has developed their sound and performed across the borough of Elmbridge and wider afield, raising money for some amazing charities, including the Hospice.

Claire Woodward, Community Partnerships & Events Lead said: “We look forward to the Ember Big Band raising the roof on Saturday, 25 March at the Hammond Theatre, Hampton School.

We are so incredibly grateful to the band and the school for their continuing support – the funds raised will help us to continue to deliver our vital free, specialist end of life care to thousands of people within our communities.”

For tickets to this fabulous concert in aid of Princess Alice Hospice please visit – Tickets


Princess Alice Hospice has, for more than 35 years, provided free, high-quality, specialist end of life care to tens of thousands of people within its care area. The Hospice’s mission is to reach out to even more people by delivering outstanding care to those that need it.

£10 million is needed each year to provide vital services. With limited NHS funding provided by Integrated Care Boards, which represents circa 24% of the Hospice’s expenditure on charitable activities.

Alive n Kickin’ with Ken Bruce | the Ember Big Band


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