Hi there! My name is Chris Orton and I am a professional performer and composer. I have been acting and singing professionally for the last 8 years under the stage name Kit Orton (feel fee to google me to check my credentials!), and I am the founding member of new vocal group, The FlyBoys!
The FlyBoys, based in the United Kingdom, is a vocal male quartet with a difference. Craig Mather (Les Miserables), Jez Unwin (Ghost, Once) and Tim Bonser (Mamma Mia, Spamalot), and myself (Spamalot, Tom - The Story Of Tom Jones) will be performing modern songs in a 30s and 40s style. Take a listen to our demo and you'll see what we mean! (website link below).
We have been choreographed by my friend and business partner, Antony Edwards, a professional dancer and choreographer. The vocal arrangements have been done by Christian Phillips, an award winning composer and arranger.
We are hoping that FLYBOYS will perform concerts, gigs, events etc all over the country and be an exciting addition to the male vocal harmony group genre!
Myself and Antony have already been funding this project for the last 12 months, purchasing costumes, microphones, microphone stands etc. But now we need a final push to help us achieve our goal! We have already created a demo which you can hear on our video pitch and website www.theflyboys.co.uk. This demo was enough to get us invited over to Miami in April to perform at a showcase in front of potential bookers. The funds raised on CrowdFunder will be used to help us pay for the flights to Miami, to record a full album of songs and to help fund the cost of scoring the Big Band arrangements for when we perform live.
Please help us to reach our goal by donating whatever you can afford. If you are a fan of 30s and 40s swing and jazz, live music, or fun...we certainly won't disappoint you! Thank you.