The Savoy Orpheans was an English dance band of the 1920s, resident at the Savoy Hotel, London, between 1923 and 1927.
The band was formed by Debroy Somers, an ex-army bandmaster, in 1923. Both the Orpheans and the Savoy Havana Band were under the management of Wilfred de Mornys. The Orpheans were later led by the violinist Cyril Ramon Newton, and by the pianist Carroll Gibbons.
When de Morny's contractual arrangement with the Savoy Hotel company ended on the 31st… read more