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Sundown Swing

About Us

Background

 

Sundown Swing was formed in January 2011 by a group of friends who were all experienced musicians, having previously played in local concert bands, brass bands and amateur orchestras. The band has increased in size over the last 6 years and now encompasses  the full range of instruments you would expect to find in a standard swing band.

We also now have two vocalists who add variety to our performances with solos and entertaining duets.



 

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Performing

 

We perform 1920s to 1970s music including swing classics made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s and others more recently revived by Michael Buble and Robbie Williams. Please see our repertoire list for more details.

 

We are happy to perform at any function or concert, large or small. If you would like to book us for your function please contact us for more information.


 

The band has become very popular throughout the Huddersfield area where we have acheived many charity collaborations and have also played at many concerts, parties, weddings, anniversaries and outdoor functions. A highlight this year was our Glenn Miller tribute concert which brought a capacity audience to Gledholt Methodist Church on a Sunday afternoon in May.


As well as performing throughout the Huddersfield area we embarked upon our third successive tour to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2016 where we played to a capacity audience in the iconic St Giles' Cathedral. We also received standing ovations at St. Vincent's Chapel and St. Mark's Unitarian Church which is located adjacent to Edinburgh Castle. 


This year in September 2017 we are excited to announce that we will be going on our first international tour to Spain's Costa Blanca where we will perform 3 concerts. The first of these will be at the prestigious El Cid Bar/Restaurant at Benidoleig in the beautiful Jalon Valley, followed the next day by a concert at the Casa de Cultura, Calpe in collaboration with the Calpe and Benissa Lions Club who are using our concert to celebrate 100 years of Lions International. Our final concert will be a street party in the village of Alcalali - definitely an evening not to be missed.


 

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