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Big Band is Back!

The Story of Swing

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From Bobby Darin to Michael Bublé, The Story of Swing comes to Northampton – Deco on 31 March and we have a pair of tickets to give away.

The glorious 20-piece big band, Jazz Collossus will be hosted by Gareth John who has worked with groups including The Beautiful South and The Specials. He will be taking the audience on a musical journey of swing and big-band classics.

Playing the music made popular by Bobby Darin, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Harry Connick Jr and Michael Bublé, Gareth will be joined by some very special guests on the night, including Alison Wheeler and Gaz Birtles (ex-Beautiful South) and local singer, Florence Pearce, Sinatra tribute artist, Morgan Perkins and singer-songwriter, Daryl Kirkland.

Gareth comments: ‘The Story of Swing debut show at such a beautiful venue as The Deco Theatre is quite literally a dream come for me. As a passionate exponent of the genre of swing and big band music in today’s world, this type of show is something I’ve wanted to do for many years. To share the stage with somebody with as storied a career as Alison is a huge honour, and having worked with Morgan for some years now, I can honestly say the audience are in for a treat.’

Tickets are available here:

but we have one pair to give away....

Please only enter if you are able to attend due to short lead times.

The Story of Swing, NORTHAMPTON – Deco

Doors open 7.00pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm

Box Office No: 01604 491005


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