Archive for June, 2009

New Website, New Blog

by on Jun.19, 2009, under Website Changes

To coincide with the Blackpool Dance Festival 2009 and the launch of the first ever Empress Orchestra album ‘Always & Forever’ I decided it was time for a new-look web site. If you haven’t already taken the time to look through our web site then please feel free to do so now, or bookmark us for the near future.


There are loads of photos (some of which can be enlarged) and also videos of the orchestra and dance band plus a new initiative inviting you to become a “Friend” of the Empress Orchestra.


It won’t cost you anything to become a member, you won’t be inundated with emails, nor will your details be passed on to any third parties; you might actually win a prize or two.


As the site is being updated regularly with plans for more videos and other interesting items, please come and visit us again soon.


Best wishes,

Ashley Frohlick

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Blackpool Dance Festival 2009

by on Jun.19, 2009, under Events

bpool_dance_festival_comWell I’ve finally managed to put fingers to keyboard and write something on the blog page, please feel free to join in whenever you like.

It’s been another hugely successful Blackpool Dance Festival and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I consider myself very fortunate to able to stand in front of such a magnificent orchestra, listening to some great music and watching some of the world’s best dancers battle it out from the best seat in the house.

The orchestra’s music has once again received some wonderful comments from judges, competitors and spectators alike and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to share their thoughts with the members of the orchestra and myself. It really does make a difference!

The new album ‘Always & Forever’ has been a huge hit with Ballroom and Latin dancers as well as members of the general public and I would like to thank all that have bought a copy of the CD, I hope it brings you years of happiness.

Best wishes,

Ashley Frohlick

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Radio Broadcast

by on Jun.19, 2009, under General News

I just wanted to let everyone know that Malcolm Laycock from BBC Radio 2 will be playing a few tracks from the new Empress Orchestra album ‘Always & Forever’ on his show between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Sunday 28 June.

As the BBC stopped playing music from the dance bands back in January of this year it represents quite an honour for us to be featured on the programme and hopefully you’ll have the time to tune in and hear what Malcolm thinks of the first album by the Empress Orchestra.

If you would like a copy of our album for yourself or someone you know, then please click on Buy CDs from the above menu to link to the DSI web site; it’s a cracking album and I know you’ll love it.

Best wishes,

Ashley Frohlick

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