Fans of big band music will be making a beeline for Baldock next week when Hitchin-based Shades of Swing and the Mike O’Neill Big Band join forces to present a bill of classic tunes.

Mike, who has led the Baldock-based community big band MOBB outfit since its formation, promises singer Charlotte Bell has a voice that’s not to be missed.

Shades of Swing, led by trombonist Ernie Barnard also performs regularly for good causes in the area.

Knights Templar School is the venue, with the programme starting at 8pm on Thursday, May 12.

Mike promises a jazz café feel and says there is a real swingfest in store – £5 tickets will be available on the door.