Stompin' at the Savoy

Stompin' at the Savoy
Radio Times
Review by:
Tony Peters

In October 2011, London’s Savoy Hotel launched its first Stompin’ at the Savoy music event (named after the jazz classic composed by Edgar Sampson), continuing the venue’s reputation for top-class cabaret that dates back to the 1880s. This Stompin’ features Beverley Knight, Tony Christie, Paloma Faith and some old-style Vegas pizzazz in the shape of Buddy Greco ushering in 2012 with what should be a glittering occasion topped off by fireworks over the Thames as Big Ben strikes 12.

However, with tickets costing close to £1,000 it’s not for everyone’s pocket. So despite fireworks on the radio not being much of a spectacle, you might want to leave the tux in the wardrobe for another year, light a sparkler and enjoy Radio 2’s coverage from the comfort of your armchair.

About this programme

Tony Christie, Buddy Greco, Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight, the Anthony Strong Trio and the Guy Barker Orchestra perform a New Year's Eve repertoire including Stompin' at the Savoy, (Is This the Way to) Amarillo? and That's Life at the famous London hotel. The programme also sees in 2012 with the chimes of Big Ben and the singing of Auld Lang Syne. Patrick Kielty hosts.

Cast and crew


Patrick Kielty
Musical guest
Tony Christie
Musical guest
Buddy Greco
Musical guest
Beverley Knight
Musical guest
Paloma Faith
Musical guests
Anthony Strong Trio
Musical guests
Guy Barker Orchestra


Anthony Cherry