Big band specialists are swinging by Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre next week

Five Star Swing at the Queen Mother Theatre

Five Star Swing at the Queen Mother Theatre - Credit: Archant

If you’re in the mood for some old-fashioned swing, then swing by Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre next week.

If you’re in the mood for some old-fashioned swing, then swing by Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre next week.

Heading into town as part of a fundraising Poppy Appeal tour are Five Star Swing, fresh from a stint at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.

They’ll be presenting their big band show at the Walsworth Road venue next Thursday, May 28, featuring classic tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller and many more.

The multi-instrumentalists and singers who make up the band have featured on the BBC Children in Need telethon and other showcase charity events and are led by Chris Smith Jr, composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band

Sax player and singer Simone, who has recorded with Paul Weller and boasts a string of TV appearances to her name, will also be in the spotlight.

Trumpet player Barry Beech said: “Fans have enjoyed this music for generations and I’m excited to be bringing the sound of our big band brass, saxes, rhythm and vocalists to my home town.”

Tickets are £13, £12 concessions, from 01462 455166 or www.qmt.org.uk.

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