" A superbly entertaining evening...."
" Mad, bonkers but 100% fab...."
"Totally unique.. sensational...a triumph...." are a few words that have been used to describe the Swing Punks debut shows in London.
Richmond based producer and composer Chris Bemand has created an extraordinary Big Band set that takes the classic punk songs far away from their angry, safety pin and spitting roots, and turned them into a jazzy, funky and fun, big band extravaganza .
He said: "It's been an amazing journey restructuring these songs of my youth. Once you cut through the nastiness, you'll find incredible songs with great lyrics. I am really proud of what we've created with the Big Band and I can’t wait to share the new arrangements with the rest of the world.”
The show includes tracks by: The Sex Pistols, The Stranglers, The Damned, The Ruts, The Ramones, The Lurkers, X-Ray Spex, The Buzzcocks,The Undertones and some new tracks form Blondie and The UK Subs.
Swing Punks features a twenty piece big band drawn from some of Londons finest jazz musicians. The band consists of four trombones, four trumpets, five saxophones, drums, bass, guitar, piano and three singers and is led by trombonist / singer James Lawrence.
Saturday 22nd April 8pm
Queen Charlotte Hall
Tickets: £20/£15 Child from https://billetto.co.uk/e/swing-punks-tickets-188683 or on door if available.
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