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Big Bands Sounds at the Bandstand!

Eastbourne Bandstand

20 June 2013

From 27 June until 5 September, the Bandstand will be ignited every Thursday with Big Band Sounds.

The Big Band evenings are performed by some of the best local Big Bands and Military bands bringing the unique Big Band Sound to life with numerous hits from a memorable era.

The first of the Big Band evenings is with The Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra. This is followed by The Swingshift Big Band, who will be performing on many occasions. The Swingshift Big Band is an exciting 18 piece big band based in Sussex.  It was formed by trumpeter Jonathon Bailey and trombonist Alan Seymour and The band specialise in recreating the authentic style of swing.

With a wide repertoire of great arrangements from Basie to Broadway, Gordon Goodwin to Glenn Miller, with vocal talents from jazz singer Aprile Biggs and the Swingshift band, the performance is set for an amazing night of swing!

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure, Cllr Carolyn Heaps said “The Bandstand really is in full swing now with 1812 nights on Wednesdays, Big Band Sounds on Thursdays, tribute nights on Fridays and Traditional Afternoon concerts on Sundays! There is something for everyone and I look forward to attending a Big Band Sound night to indulge in the delightful swing music!”

Every Thursday, doors and the bar open at 7.30pm and the concert starts at 8pm. It will finish at approximately 9.30pm. Tickets can be booked in advance from the Seafront Office next to the Bandstand, online or over the phone on 01323 410611. Advance tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. The remaining tickets will be sold on the door for £7.00 for adults and £3.50 for children.

Friends of the Bandstand* can enjoy 10% discount on their ticket.

*Friends of The Bandstand (FOB) is a unique bandstand membership creating opportunity for discounts and regular bandstand news.  FOB memberships can be purchased online or from the seafront office.

Big Band Night schedule:
  • 27 June: The Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra 
  • 4 July: The Swingshift Big Band
  • 11 July: The Swingshift Big Band 
  • 18 July: The Swingshift Big Band
  • 25 July: The Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra
  • 1 August: The Swingshift Big Band
  • 8 August: The Central Band of The Royal British Legion
  • 15 August: The Swingshift Big Band
  • 22 August: The Swingshift Big Band
  • 29 August: The Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra
  • 5 September: The Swingshift Big Band

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