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Famous War-Time tunes

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Hits from the Blitz

Thursday 5 Jul 2018 2:00pm

Tags: Music

The unique 'feel-good' 1940’s show, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights.

Famous War-Time tunes & sing-a-long songs brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band.

Featuring Simone from the latter days of the Ivy Benson Orchestra plus Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for Glenn Miller’s Brother, Herb and the BBC Radio Big Band.

Hits From The Blitz / Five Star Swing have performed for the TV cast of Dad’s Army, featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Balls, Churchill Cabinet War Rooms, contestants of TV’s Strictly Dance Fever and the Blackpool Tower Ballroom A Celebration of Vintage Swing! (Telegraph).

A 1940’s style dance band of any size, Swing ‘n’ Celebrate boasts multi-instrumentalists and singers lead by Chris Smith (jnr) – former composer for Herb Miller (Glenn Miller’s brother), BBC Big Band and the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium.  

Also featured is saxophonist and vocalist, Simone, who has performed with the Squadronaires and the Ivy Benson Orchestra. The band’s program of songs brings together the styles of vintage Glenn Miller, Big-Band, Jive, Lindy-hop plus great British War Time “Sing-A-Longs”.


'Superb, they swing like crazy!' BBC 

'They swept us along from the start… Sheer Versatility!Daily Echo.

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