Five Star Swing get everyone In The Mood at Hornchurch theatre

PUBLISHED: 11:42 19 October 2012 | UPDATED: 11:42 19 October 2012

Five Star Swing will be heading into the Queen's Theatre

Five Star Swing will be heading into the Queen's Theatre


Favourite swing melodies will fill the Queen’s Theatre stage when Five Star Swing return with their fantastic show In the Mood.

Led by Chris Smith, whose father worked with Frank Sinatra, Five Star Swing will get feet tapping along to the most popular hits from the stars of swing on Thursday 8 November at 2.30pm.

Part of the Queen’s Magical Matinees series, In the Mood promises hits from the legends Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, with plenty of fantastic Jools Holland-style jazz and blues thrown in.

Multi-talented Chris Smith - pianist, trumpeter, composer and arranger - boasts impressive Big Band heritage: his Dad, Chris Smith Snr, toured as a trombonist in his youth with none other than Frank Sinatra. Chris has proudly followed in his footsteps – his work is played by BBC Radio Big Band and Capital, he has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Top of the Pops and the Royal Variety Show, performed at Ronnie Scott’s and toured with the Herb Miller Orchestra (Glenn’s brother).

Chris’ wife Simone, on vocals and saxophone, has played with the Ivy Benson Show Band, famous for being one of the first all-girl big bands, and The New Squadronaires Orchestra.

She has also recorded with Paul Weller and TV performing credits include BBC’s Children in Need, The Paul Merton Show and The Russell Harty Show.

Special guest trombonist, Michael Innes, has played on over 50 albums for the likes of Gary Barlow, Dame Shirley Bassey and The Pet Shop Boys!

Now in their sixth year of touring, Five Star Swing have performed in numerous sell-out shows across the UK.

Tickets cost £12.50 or £10 for audiences booking 3 or more Magical Matinees. To book, call the Box Office on 01708 443333. Visit or

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