Swing and sing at an evening of ’40s tunes

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Hits from The Blitz will be appearing at the Barn Theatre, Seaford on Sunday,July 7, at 7.30pm.

The show promises a host of classic Swing & Sing-a-long songs from the 1940s – Vera Lynn & Glenn Miller.

Simone, who sings and plays Alto Saxophone in the band, has also performed with prestigious artists such as New Squadronaires, John Williams, Ivy Benson Show Band and a Saxophone solo on the Paul Merton TV show.

Chris (Bandleader) also sings, plays the trumpet and 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 said: “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 ‘In The Mood’.

“We were honoured to be asked to play for Dame Vera Lynn at her London Charity Ball and a few years back to play for original Dad’s Army Cast!

“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.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the show to the town.”

Tickets £10,(£9 concessions) from the box office – Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 01323 897426.