by christopher.j.orton in Orpington

We did it
On 6th April 2015 we successfully raised £3,310 with 27 supporters in 21 days

An exciting male vocal quartet. Performing modern songs in a 30s and 40s style. Four amazing singers - one unique sound!

by christopher.j.orton in Orpington

New stretch target

Any extra funds we raise will be put towards a private performance to which all of our donators will be invited.

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 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.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thanks for the £10! We will be emailing you three MP3 recordings from our studio session!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Well thank you for the £20! We will be emailing you ten MP3 recordings from our studio session! That's a whole digital album!! Happy listening!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Sincerely touched by your generosity, we would like to send you a signed hard copy of our debut album and a signed photo of The FlyBoys!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

With our warm appreciation for your £100 pledge we would like to offer you all of the above plus the chance to give us a song of your choice to arrange into a 40s style and film just for you. We will send you a private link to the video on YouTube.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

For the huge generosity of a £500 pledge you will receive all of the above plus we will come and perform five songs at an event of your choice in the UK. (subject to availability).

£1,500 or more

£1,500 Reward

As this is half the minimum amount we need to raise we would like to offer you all of the above...AND...we will come and perform a 45 minute set at an event of your choosing within the UK. (Normally priced at £2,500)

£2,000 or more

£2,000 Reward

My unending gratitude and promise of repayment! X

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