From London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the unique show & dance band, as featured at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Gala Nights – “Everyone was up dancing!” – Blenheim Palace.
provides music for dancing, theatre shows and theme nights for private parties, weddings, corporate and public events. From subtle background atmosphere to lively music for a full dance floor, Five Star Swing’s attention to each event’s detail and etiquette is assured by Chris Smith’s vast experience plus top professional musicians – (see Musicians ). The musical genres performed are vintage 1920’s to 1960 specialising in Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Big Band, Jazz and even some Blues Brothers and Mowtown!
All sizes of bands are available from solo or duo for receptions up to sixteen-piece, including Vocalists and Multi-Instrumentalists.
“The Ball was an overwhelming success!” Jill White, Mayor, Borough of Surrey Heath
“All our members thought the band were excellent” Roger Bennett – Chairman, T.V.& Film Veterans
For themed events the band’s music and attire can accommodate 1940’s military uniform / Glenn Miller U.S. Army Air Force, James Bond / White Tuxedo, Sinatra, Gatsby, Las Vegas, Jazz Theme.
1940’s Five Star Swing was especially selected for the reunion party of the original TV cast of “Dad’s Army”, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Palace, Imperial War Museum and H.M.The Treasury! The “G.I” musicians plus Simone as Vera Lynn will get you “IN THE MOOD” with the exciting vintage sounds of the 1940’s… sing-a-long with “We’ll Meet Again” & “The White Cliffs of Dover…
Charitable beneficiaries – “Help For Heroes”, “Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal” and “Children in Need”.
“One of the best bands we’ve heard for a while” – Granada TV Studios
Featuring Simone from the latter days of the “Ivy Benson Orchestra” and Paul Weller’s “Style Council” plus Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for Glenn Miller’s Brother, Herb and the BBC Radio Big Band.
Five Star Swing was featured in the National theatre tour of TV’s “Military Wives” and “BUGLE BOY” – the Glenn Miller Musical Story! – 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 fun atmosphere with Five Star Swing, enjoyed by the band and all generations these days… I look forward to you making contact with me and discussing your event’s requirements”.
“A formidable Swing Band – beautiful ballads to glorious Big Band sounds!” – Encore Magazine.
Call Chris – 07771515160
“In 1940′s style, swinging their all! – Five Star Swing” – Children In Need, BBC TV
Clients include:- Brocket Hall, Lords Cricket Ground, Watford F.C, Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, British Airways, Pinewood Film Studios, Volvo, Tony Blair, Rod Stewart, Chelsea Flower Show, The Treasury…full list
“You were all fantastic! We’ll be sure to find an occasion to book you again” – Lyndsey & Paul Wells, Wedding Day
“An excellent band, even better than I had remembered making Jessica’s Batmitzvah such a successful occasion!” Anne & Roger Mallack, Ilford, Essex
“Arrived over 70 but left a teenager again! – what more can I say, except thank you so much” – Doris Swift, Brentwood