Swing back for D Day anniversary

Paula Baldwin's Big Swing Band
Paula Baldwin's Big Swing Band

A popular Lincolnshire swing band celebrate the 70th anniversary of D Day with a night of 1940s and 50s nostalgia.

Paula Baldwin’s Big Swing Band perform ‘Once More With Feeling’ at the Riverhead Theatre, Louth on Friday and Saturday (June 6 and 7).

The 21 piece band have played the Embassy Theatre, Skegness many times, and last autumn, filled Spilsby Theatre for two successive nights followed by a sell out show at the Terry O’Toole Theatre, Lincoln.

Band leader Paula said: “We have a big following in the Skegness and Mablethorpe area and some remember the dark days of the Second World War.

“We want to bring back the good memories of times spent dancing to the music of bands like Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman.

“Remembering those who gave their lives on D Day is really what this is all about but I also want to pay tribute to the musicians who kept people’s spirits up in those dark times, often risking life and limb to play on.”

The band has 17 musicians, directed by Paul Murrell, plus three vocalists. International crooner, Gary Grace, will be making a guest appearance alongside Spilsby singer, Sara Blair Manning, and New Waltham’s Christine Scott.

They will be joined by Michael and Julie Spencer and the Jump Jive Alive dancers, swing jiving to Glenn Miller’s In The Mood and Chattanooga Choo Choo.

To book call 01507600350 10am to 1pm, Monday to Saturday or online at www.louthplaygoers.com.