Five Star Swing - Jazz Band | South East, South East(no reviews)
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Band leaders and performers, Chris & Simone Smith, have for the past seven years been successfully touring their shows and bands "Swing 'n' Sinatra", "In The Mood", "Five Star Swing", "The Big Band" and now "Hits from the Blitz".
Saxophones, a rhythm section and vocals, swinging like crazy that's the aptly named FIVE STAR SWING ! As saxophone section in any band, they would take some beating. Beautifully tones and well rehearsed by their leader, Chris Smith (Jnr), who has the singular talent of playing the trumpet with his right hand and the piano with his left at one and the same time ! H ... e also happens to be a very experienced music writer having learnt his trade with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Add to the fact that he can also well handle a vocal, as can his wife, lead alto Simone Smith and tenor man Stephen Davies, who's clarinet playing on 'Sing, Sing, Sing' was superb and it will give you some idea of the breadth of talent in this line-up. This is a band crying out to be danced to and it wasn't long before the jivers took to the dance floor. Five Star Swing a 'must' for every dance club in the country.
Chris Smith (Jnr) Band Leader.Chris?s compositions and arrangements are frequently played by Jazz FM, Capital Radio, B.B.C Radio
Big Band, Royal Variety Performance and of course Five Star Swing! As a Piano/Trumpet player, Chris has appeared on B.B.C breakfast T.V, Top Of The Pops, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and The Royal Variety Show. He has toured extensively with the Herb Miller Orchestra (Glenn's Brother), as well as Jazz festivals throughout the world. Experienced in all types of functions and Stage Shows, under Chris' direction five Star Swing's excellent vocalists and musicians create th ... e vibrant sound of the Big Band era. Style is added to every performance from an exciting repertoire, featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Glenn Miller and Jazz favourites, through to modern day artistes Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum and Jools Holland.
Simone Vocalist / Saxophonist Simone has performed on the TV Film Lace 2, recorded with Paul Weller and was featured alto saxophone solo on the Paul Merton Show. She was also lead alto saxophone for the New Squadroniares and latter days of the Ivy Benson show band, including a performance on the Russell Harty TV Show.
Trombone player, Mike Innes, has recorded with Shirley Bassey, Jools Holland, Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige, Roy Castle, Harry Secombe, 'Darius' and The Pet Shop Boys. He was the musical director for the English entry for the 'Song for Europe' and with the Ronnie Scott's big band. Mike's television appearances include Top of the Pops, TFI Friday, Jools Holland, Steve Coogan, A Song for Europe, Noel's House Party and MTV.
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