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Hits From The Blitz
From London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the unique 1940’s Show & Dance Band - Five Star Swing. 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 1940’s Five Star Swing band, ("Everyone was up dancing!” – Blenheim Palace).
The band also famously performed for the original cast of TV’s Dad’s Army! 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.
Five Star Swing: The Big Band
Jazz, swing and blues outfit led by pianist and trumpeter Chris Smith Jnr. Expect to hear Rat Pack material as well as the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and music from such diverse sources as Jools Holland and Glenn Miller. Five Star Swing are recognised as one of the most versatile and accomplished Jazz and Swing bands in the UK. They perform for dancing, listening or major theatre productions. 'Superb... they swing like crazy!' (Sheila Tracy, BBC Radio 2).
See Five Star Swing: The Big Band tour dates
The Quay Theatre
- Quay Lane
- CO10 2AN