Spilsby-based swing band appeals for new members

The Lincolnaires Swing Band. EMN-140210-101320001
The Lincolnaires Swing Band. EMN-140210-101320001
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A Lincolnshire swing band based in Spilsby are currently looking for more engagements and musicians to join their ranks.

The Lincolnaires Swing Band was formed approximately two years ago as a ‘Rehearsal Band’ and is made up of musicians from around the county.

The initial aim of the group was to simply play good music and enjoy good company.

Music from the Big Band era is their speciality and the band recently played at a British Legion 80th Anniversary 40s Night at Grimsby Town Hall and have also played a Big Band Swing Concert in Tattershall Church.

Over the two years the band has grown in size and popularity, rehearsing weekly on Wednesdays at The George Hotel in Spilsby.

A swing band typically consists of five saxaphones, eight brass (four trombones and four trumpets) and four rhythm instruments, including drums, piano, base and guitar and the Lincolnaires also make use of a keyboard player.

Band spokesman Don Harris said: “There is plenty of scope for many types of musicians to take part. People of all ages are welcome to just turn up on the night we practice and if musically talented join in.”

The band are now able to provide music on request at events.

If you are interested in joining the band or having them play at an event, details of the band can be obtained from Don Harris on 01790 754375 or lizevans328@gmail.com via email.