Direct from London’s Leicester Square Theatre, Five Star Swing is coming to the Barrington Theatre on Sunday 12 April with its show “The Big Band” for an evening of Vintage Swing. Featuring 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 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 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, the Paul Merton TV Show and the Russell Harty show.
Chris says, “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 Ferndown for the first time.”
Tickets from the box office 01202 894858