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.
“A formidable Swing Band…beautiful ballads to glorious Big Band sounds !” Tony Parker, Encore Magazine. Five Star Swing was featured in the National theatre tour of TV’s “Military Wives” – Chris Says, ” I’ve been brought up with this style of music as my father (Chris Smith Snr) played trombone for Frank Sinatra on his European tours and the famous Ted Heath Big Band – we recreate a great atmosphere with Five Star Swing enjoyed by the band and all generations these days”.