LEGENDS OF SWING

About the show


Join the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra for “one hellova celebration of vintage music” (TimeOut London) – it’s time to swing out as we celebrate the Legends of Swing!

Legends of Swing is our touring show for 2021, performed by our regular 11-piece mini big band.

Down for the Count are a mini big band with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. Described as “a breath of fresh air on the swing scene” they are now regularly found at jazz clubs in the UK and abroad (Ronnie Scott’s London, Le Caveau de la Huchette Paris), at festivals including Twinwood Festival and London Jazz Festival, and on BBC Radio.

The band recreate classic tunes from the Swing Era, but this is no mere nostalgia trip – the band perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music. Combine that with the band’s top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting more.

Expect to hear songs from the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glenn Miller, and classics from singers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat ‘King’ Cole - as Down for the Count present a joyful celebration of some of the best music of the 20th Century.

“Awesome!!”
Michael Bublé

"A very slick, professional show"

Angela, East Grinstead

"Glenn Miller would be so proud of you guys!"

Julie, Tewkesbury

"I couldn't stop smiling!"

Janet, Aberdeen

"The quality of playing and singing was outstanding"

Liz, Dumfries


Upcoming LEGENDS OF SWING shows

Date Time Venue Tickets Date Event Tickets
Fri 4 Jun 2021 7.30pm The Mill, Banbury Fri 4 Jun 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
The Mill, Banbury
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Thu 17 Jun 2021 7.30pm Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne Thu 17 Jun 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne
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Sun 20 Jun 2021 3.00pm Merlin Theatre (outdoors), Frome, Somerset Sun 20 Jun 2021
3.00pm
Legends of Swing
Merlin Theatre (outdoors), Frome, Somerset
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Sun 19 Sep 2021 2.00pm Brighton Open Air Theatre, Brighton Sun 19 Sep 2021
2.00pm
Legends of Swing
Brighton Open Air Theatre, Brighton
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Sun 3 Oct 2021 7.30pm Redgrave Theatre, Bristol Sun 3 Oct 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
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Thu 7 Oct 2021 7.30pm Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury Thu 7 Oct 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
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Fri 8 Oct 2021 7.30pm Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay Fri 8 Oct 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay
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Sun 14 Nov 2021 7.30pm Albany Theatre, Coventry Sun 14 Nov 2021
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Albany Theatre, Coventry
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Thu 16 Jun 2022 7.30pm Camberley Theatre, Surrey Thu 16 Jun 2022
7.30pm
Legends of Swing
Camberley Theatre, Surrey
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