Competition: Five Star Swing

PUBLISHED: 10:07 09 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:23 09 August 2012

Five Star Swing

Five Star Swing


A SPECTACULAR show of big band swing and style is heading to Weston – and you could win tickets.

The Five Star Big Band Show at The Playhouse Theatre promises the impact of a dazzling live jazz, swing and blues with songs from legends such as Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, right up to contemporary Jools Holland-style tunes.

The band is led by BBC Radio Big Band composer Chris Smith.

Smith has appeared on Top Of The Pops, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and The Royal Variety Show as a piano and trumpet player, and has toured extensively with jazz groups around the world.

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.

Fans can expect a host of stylish genre classics, including Come Fly With Me, In The Mood, Mr Bojangles, Sing Sing Sing, Something Stupid and Chicago.

Five Star Swing have performed on BBC’s Children in Need and released their own album, Swing ‘n’ Sinatra.

The show will be at The Playhouse on September 6 from 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £14-16, are available by calling 01934 645544 or via

n The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter, simply answer the following question: Complete the name of the following jazz classic: Come Fly With ___?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number Five Star Swing Competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare by 9am on August 17.

Alternatively, log on to to enter.

Usual Archant competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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