5 Star Swing Big Band

Thursday, 4th September 2014 - 8:00pm

TICKETS: £12.00, Friends of the Regal £11.50, ES40’S and Students £7.00

Glenn Miller’s Stage Band in Minehead!

Five Star Swing are returning to Minehead with their Big Band show following their appearance on stage in London’s West End. The Big Band show, Thursday 4th Sept, 8 at the Regal Theatre, promises a host of classic Big Band / Swingsongs from artists such as Frank Sinatra & Glenn Miller through to Jools Holland style. Also featured is Tony Bennett’s trombonist. Simone, who sings and plays lead Alto Saxophone in the band, has also performed with prestigious artists such as Paul Weller, John Williams, Ivy Benson Show Band and a Saxophone solo on the Paul Merton T.V show. Chris (Bandleader) also sings, plays Trumpet & Piano and is well known in the Jazz world for his arrangements and compositions frequently played on Jazz FM and BBC Radio 2. His varied career includes performances on – Top of the Pops, Breakfast TV with Herb Miller (Glenn Miller’s brother) and a solo performance on the Michael Cain film “Silver Bears”.

Chris Says, ” We’ve been touring with the Bugle Boy show to great reviews and looking forward to our Big Band show in at the Regal Theatre. It’s great that there’s a strong resurgence in Jazz and Swing music enjoyed by all generations, mainly thanks to artists such as Robbie Williams Jamie Cullam and Michael Bubble. One of my favourites songs is Mr Bojangles by Sammy Davies Jnr’. I’ve been brought up with this style of music as my father (Chris Smith Snr) played trombone with Frank Sinatra on his European tours.”