Formed in 2013 by musical director Jez Murphy, Swingtime Big Band quickly established a reputation as a dynamic and highly skilled outfit with fine musicianship and entertaining performances. The band's popularity continues to grow and sees them performing to sold out shows across the North of England. Featuring the very finest Big Band players Swingtime is complimented by vocalist Emma Holcroft who sings a wide repertoire of classic jazz standards. Swingtime are delighted to be joined for this show by both Emma Holcroft and the fabulous Andy Prior.
Lancashire born Andy, himself a band leader who has toured the world, including a season in Las Vegas, is without doubt one of the greatest big band singers ever to emerge from the UK. Frank Sinatra himself praised Andy during his stay in the USA. It’s a credit to Swingtime to have Andy on board for this gig and a huge pleasure for us to welcome them to Stafford.
Together the Band, Andy & Emma will pay tribute and celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and their respective collaborations with the wonderful Count Basie Orchestra including the famous Billy May arrangements from the iconic 'Sinatra at the Sands' show.