It was with great sadness the team at Eastbourne Theatres heard this week that Swing Session stalwart and co-creator of the show from its infancy back in 2003, Paul Davis died after a short illness. Paul was an integral part of the popular Swing Sessions leading each concert and his loss will be felt greatly by all those who knew him.
In true show business style and with Paul’s personal recommendation and blessing, local musical director Roy Hilton will lead the concert which will still take place at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne on Sunday 26 June, 3pm.
This afternoon of music will be a wonderful celebration of the Big Band sound and a salute to the music of the late great Ted Heath, with members of his original band Ronnie Hughes and Bill Geldard.
The superb vocal skills of Eastbourne’s own Grant Martins and Paula Pout combine with a truly talented orchestra to provide audiences with a delightful afternoon’s diversion.
The show will be packed with all the favourite big band sounds, audiences can settle back and enjoy the tunes of; Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and of course a tribute to Ted Heath, all performed live - the way they were intended to be heard.
Swing Session is supported by the Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre.
Swing Session at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne on Sunday 26 June, 3pm, tickets priced at £12.50 and £14.50, with concessions for Friends of Devonshire Park, to book or for more information call the box office on 01323 412000 or online.