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A night of strictly Big Band Swing comes to Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Published: Thursday, 30 April 2015

A night of strictly Big Band Swing comes to Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Direct from London’s Leicester Square Theatre, Five Star Swing is coming to Marine Hall on Friday 20th March with its show The Big Band, for an evening of vintage swing.

The show features classic material from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller and many more, performed by the famous Five Star Swing multi-instrumentalists and singers.

As seen on BBC TV’s Children in Need and Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball, the show is led by bandleader Chris Smith Jr, composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band and a former composer for Herb Miller Big Band.

Along with one of Tony Bennett’s trombonists also featured is vocalist and saxophonist Simone, who was taught to play alto saxophone in the 1970s by the famous bandleader Ivy Benson, whom she subsequently performed with. Simone has recorded with Paul Weller and appeared on the Paul Merton TV Show and the Russell Harty show.

Talking about the show Chris Smith comments, “Many listeners and dancers have enjoyed this feel-good style of music for generations - my father, Chris Smith Snr, was trombonist to Frank Sinatra and the Ted Heath big band. Following our extensive UK tour I’m excited to be bringing the sound of our big band brass, saxes, rhythm and vocalists to Fleetwood for the first time.”

The show starts at 8pm on Friday 20th March. Tickets are usually £15 but for a limited time are on an offer of buy one get one free from the Marine Hall box office. To book call 01253 887693.