Big Band connects with the STARS !

As part of their national Poppy Appeal tour starting at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, Five Star Swing are coming to the Huntingdon Hall, Worcester on Tuesday 16th August with “The Big Band”. An evening of Vintage Swing, featuring classic songs 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 “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 – (Glenn Miller’s brother). Along with Tony Bennett’s trombonist also featured is vocalist and saxophonist Simone, who was taught to play alto saxophone in the 1980’s by the famous bandleader Ivy Benson, whom she subsequently performed with. Simone has recorded with Paul Weller, the Paul Merton TV Show and the Russell Harty show.

The band’s local trombone player, Alan Collier says  – “Fans have enjoyed this “feel-good” style of music for generations - following our extensive UK tour I’m excited to be bringing the sound of our big band brass, saxes, rhythm and vocalists back home!”. Tickets from £16  Call 01905 611427

Sarah Dawes