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From London's West End - coming to Tewkesbury!


The Big Band with Five Star Swing at Tewkesbury's Roses Theatre

The Big Band with Five Star Swing at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

As part of their national tour starting at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, Five Star Swing are coming to the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury on Wednesday 12th September 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 Double Bass player, Ben Markland  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!”.

  • The Big Band with Five Star Swing starts at 7.30pm.
  • Ticket from £18
  • The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 5NX

Explore Gloucestershire
14 August 2018


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