Band enclosure and Pier

In the 1930s and 1940s the bandstand was run and owned by Hastings Council, while the Hastings Pier Company owned the rest of the pier.

British dance bands of the 1920s and 30s were orchestras fronted by a band leader. They played popular, good-time tunes influenced by American jazz and big band music. But they also maintained a peculiarly British sense of rhythm and style which came from the music hall tradition. Often comedians of the day or music hall personalities would sing novelty songs backed by well-known British dance band leaders.

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