Swinging it with the Sundowners

editorial image

Following a recent sell out concert at St John’s Church, Rastrick, local swing band, Sundown Swing, are to perform again in the Brighouse area at another St John’s Church, this time the one in Clifton, on Friday, May 13 at 7.30 p.m.

This 15 piece band performs a wide selection of well-known instrumental swing classics, many made famous by Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s.

They also feature Frank Sinatra type vocals sung by popular singer Robert Gee, and female vocalist Diane Armer, who has recently joined the band, performs contrasting up-tempo numbers.

The band also features instrumental versions of popular music recently revived by Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé.

Sundown Swing has become very popular in the local area since they were formed only five years ago.

Last year they played to a full house at the prestigious Marsden Jazz Festival and were the only amateur group to appear as a headline act.

The band has also provided entertainment for spectators at both major cycle races in the area; the Tour de France and the Tour de Yorkshire.

As well as performing throughout the Calderdale and Kirklees area the band has performed at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and 2015 when they were welcomed by capacity audiences at St. Giles’ Cathedral on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and at the Edinburgh Jazz Bar.

They will be returning to the Fringe in August this year when they will be privileged to perform again at St Giles’ Cathedral and will also appear at St Vincent’s Chapel and St. Marks Unitarian Church adjacent to Edinburgh Castle.

And, of course, they are delighted to be performing in Brighouse again.

Tickets for the concert at St John’s Clifton are £15 and include a two course meal (the first drink is free).

They are available from Gail 07740 443646 or Debbie 07756 763376 or by emailing info@sundownswing.org.uk

More information about the band is available on their website www.sundownswing.org.uk


lA busy time at Lower Wyke Moravian Church which holds its 25th annual art exhibition and sale on Friday, May 6 from 7.30pm to 10pm. Entrance (including a glass of wine) is £1.50. The event continues on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

The following Saturday (May 14) sees the Spring Festival dinner - a three course meal with wine. Entertainment comes from well-known after dinner speaker Mike Kinnear. And there will be a singalong too.

Tickets for this are £10 from Chris Drake on 01274 678363