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As part of their national Poppy Appeal tour starting at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, Five Star Swing are returning to the Barrington Centre in Ferndown on Sunday, 8 May with ‘The Big Band.’

It will be 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 trombonists also featured is vocalist and saxophonist Simone, who was taught to play alto saxophone in the 1970s by the famous bandleader Ivy Benson.

The band’s local drummer, David Waller 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!”
Call  01202 894858 to book tickets.

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