A tribute to the legends of swing

The Paul Davis Big Band
The Paul Davis Big Band
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Enjoy an afternoon of toe-tapping nostalgia as the Big Band Salute pays tribute to the legends of swing music at the Congress Theatre on Sunday 14 June.

The acclaimed Paul Davis Big Band returns to Eastbourne with a musical homage to the legendary big bands of the 30s, 40s and 50s. The 16-member group led by veteran band leader Paul Davis will play classic arrangements of musical greats such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey.

There will also be a special tribute to Britain’s greatest band leader Ted Heath featuring musicians from his original band, Ronnie Hughes and Bill Geldard. Vocalist Paula Pout makes her debut with the band this year. She is a seasoned performer and has many Summer Seasons and pantomimes to her credit. She is joined by singer Grant Martins who recently starred in Hooray for Hollywood at Eastbourne’s Royal Hippodrome Theatre. Paul Davis, who has been performing in big bands since the 50s, is widely acknowledged as a leading champion of swing music. His band has performed with artists such as Dennis Lotis, Rosemary Squires, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Kay Starr and Buddy Greco, to name just a few. Tickets £12.50, £14.50. To book, call 01323412000 or online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk. For behind-the-scenes access and news of the latest shows to go on-sale find EBTheatres on Facebook and Twitter.