Five Star Swing visit St George’s Hall this weekend

Dame Vera Lynn, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett… All have Five Star Swing in common! The Big Band visit St Georges Hall this weekend

As part of their national Poppy Appeal tour starting at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, Five Star Swing are returning to Liverpool’s St. Georges Hall on Sunday 10th April with The Big Band.

It is billed as an evening of vintage swing, featuring classic songs from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller and many more, performed by the famous Five Star Swing multi-instrumentalists and singers.

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 for major theatre productions.

As seen on BBC TV Children in Need, and Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball, the show is led by bandleader Chris Smith Jr, composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band and a former composer for Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn Miller’s brother). Along with Tony Bennett’s trombonists, also featured is vocalist and saxophonist Simone, who was taught to play alto saxophone in the 1970’s by the famous bandleader Ivy Benson, whom she subsequently performed with. Simone has recorded with Paul Weller, the Paul Merton TV Show and the Russell Harty show.

The band’s local Sax player, Justin Swaddling says:

“Fans have enjoyed this ‘feel-good’ style of music for generations – following our extensive UK tour I’m excited to be bringing the sound of our big band brass, saxes, rhythm and vocalists back home to Liverpool!”



Sunday 10th April 2016 – 7:30pm

The Concert Room, St George’s Hall

Entrance via North Hall (opposite Walkers Art Gallery)

Tickets £18.00 (+ booking fees)


Tickets available in person from TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1RG. Alternatively, you can call 0844 800 0410 or visit

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