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signature tune

Brit a melody used to introduce or identify a television or radio programme, a dance band, a performer, etc.
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FAVOURITE: Band leader Joe Loss; BIG NAMES: Band leaders Jack Payne (left) and Billy Cotton had their own signature tunes
Many of the big bandleaders had their own signature tune, and some would have appeared in the Coventry area during the 1930s and 1940s.
Bandleader Harry Leader had the signature tune Music, Maestro, Please
His signature tune was his own composition, originally known as St George's Hall, but when he went on tour he retitled it Ring Down The Curtain.
There is always a period of readjustment for listeners but it's not likely anyone is going to switch off because of a change to a signature tune.
TALKING BACK: Callers to Radio Ulster's Talkback programme, presented by David Dunseath have been complaining about the show's new signature tune
The veteran bandleader ended the first set with one of his signature tunes, a cooking modal blues that could have come from any number of classic Blue Note sessions of the late '50s or '60s.
Kevin Bacon has started a band with his brother called the Bacon Brothers, and they actually play one of Bacon's signature tunes, ``Footloose.