In Pictures: Colin Murray And October Jazz At The Natural History Museum

October 28, 2014

For a national awards ceremony held at the Natural History Museum’s grand Hintze Hall, we booked ever-affable sports broadcaster Colin Murray to present the awards and vintage jazz band October Moon to provide a succulently sweet soundtrack for the evening.

Over 550 professionals attended the awards ceremony held within the cathedral-like hall, flanked by all manners of natural curiosities and magnificent man-made architecture – not to mention one of the museum’s most prominent centrepieces, a Diplodocus skeleton.

Read on after the break for more pictures of this grand scale awards ceremony featuring host and presenter Colin Murray and the October Moon jazz band.

Photo credits Owen Billcliffe 

    Photo credits Owen Billcliffe  

Talented and charismatic, Colin Murray is a three time Sony Gold winning radio broadcaster, television presenter and writer who you might just recognise as the host of BBC's Match of the Day 2.

When not at his regular job presenting TalkSport's mid-morning sports radio show, Colin regularly dons his hosting duties at a number of awards ceremonies and events – and that's without mentioning his extensive TV and radio repertoire ranging from game shows to live sports and music coverage. 

    Photo credits Owen Billcliffe  

To bring a sultry sophistication to the event and to match the stunning surroundings of the Hintze Hall, October Moon provided an after dinner course of sweet soulful jazz to refresh the palette.

Featuring the honey sweet vocals of lead singer Phoebe, October Moon bring together the best elements of soul, lounge, and pop to create a timeless fusion of swinging jazz. In high demand worldwide, they're highly experienced on the jazz club circuit and have performed as session musicians for countless A list artists like Jesse J and Rita Ora.

A truly fantastic way to bring an overawing sense of grandeur to this ceremony, the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall – complete with Charles Darwin’s famous 2.2 tonne marble statue overlooking from his perch at the top of the hall’s grand staircase – along with Colin Murray and October Moon made sure this event really shone.



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By Stephen Warr