GEORGE EVANS d1993. English bandleader. He left the Welsh Guards in 1946 and formed a new band with ten saxes and five trumpets. After a residency at the Hammersmith Palais. he was admitted to a sanatorium with tuberculosis and his brother Les took the band on tour until February 1947. After lengthy hospital treatment and recuperation, he returned to singing with Geraldo, wrote arrangements for various bands and formed a student orchestra. In 1949 he formed a new band, with four trumpets, four trombones, six saxes and four rhythm. They toured widely until 1951, when he secured a residency at the Oxford Galleries Newcastle. He remained in charge of the orchestra there until 1957, during which time the size of the band expanded. He retired from leading his band in 1957.
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