Golden age of big band era is back!
STRIKE up the band!
The Grimsby Minster will come alive with the Les Springall Big Swing Band performing music and songs from the golden age of the big band era.
The 16-piece band will swing into action on Saturday, November 17, at 7.30pm.
Made up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, bass and a piano – the band is sure to be a knock-out with veteran vocalists Les Springall and Steve Marham.
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This is the band's second concert this year that they have performed at the minster.
Main vocalist Les said: "We have been requested quite heavily for a second concert here this year – it's nice to know we're in demand.
"I love the minster as a venue; the acoustic is amazing and it's a fantastic building.
"Music of my era, such as Glen Miller, has come back into fashion again and everyone of all ages seem to enjoy it."
Les said he began the band eight years ago and they rehearse every two weeks in Louth.
The Deputy Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Peggy Elliott will be attending the event and she is a big fan of swing music.
She said: "I am thrilled to be invited to the event and it's not very often you get the chance to hear a real band like this.
"I am really looking forward to the event because it is going to be so enjoyable listening to songs which take you back to an era."
At the concert there will be a raffle in aid of the 19th Grimsby St Hugh's Scout Group, which will pay for the group's equipment.
Les said: "I think the scout group is a great cause for the raffle because they are always struggling for money."
His wife Diana is assistant beaver scout leader at the group.
She said: "I will be supporting Les on the day and will be selling raffle tickets for the scouts group.
"We want to raise as much money as possible because the group helps to educate children in self-discipline and they learn new skills."
Tickets cost £8 and are available from the Caxton Box Office at the Grimsby Central Library, or by calling 01472 346251.