Swing Commanders to play in Mellor Brook

Ribble Valley-based western swing band The Swing Commanders
Ribble Valley-based western swing band The Swing Commanders

One of the most sought-after acts on the national circuit, Ribble Valley’s very own Swing Commanders, make a welcome return visit to Mellor Brook Community Centre on Sunday December 28th for what has become the village’s annual Christmas show.

Performing 1940s American swing tunes and songs containing elements of jazz, country and western swing, their extensive repertoire includes firm favourites such as Orange Blossom Special, Minnie The Moocher, In The Mood, King of the Swingers, Sentimental Journey, Chattanooga Choo Choo, as well as the occasional original song from lead singer Pete Riley – owner of the closest voice to Bing Crosby you will hear.

There will be no support act as the band will play two 60-minute sets. Please note, this is a Sunday afternoon show, doors open at 2-30 and show starts at 3 pm. Tickets priced at £12-50 are available now from the Britannia Gallery in Mellor Brook and there is unreserved seating. There will be a licensed bar offering red and white wines by the glass or bottle, a local real ale and a variety of soft drinks.

For more details and to buy tickets by mail order, phone Seamus Heffernan on 01254 812131.