We are delighted to welcome ‘Swing Machine’ back to Woolpit after their last successful visit to the 2016 Woolpit Festival.
Swing Machine is an Ipswich based big band recreating the much loved sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s. The band’s repertoire is firmly rooted in the Swing Era, delighting audiences with the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Ted Heath, Woodie Herman, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton. The band includes modern arrangements in its programme. Swing Machine plays for a wide variety of dances including Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Jive, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Tango, Samba and Salsa. As well as the instrumentalists the band has two top class vocalists who perform as solo artists and a duo, with songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Bublé, and Harry Connick Junior.
Swing Machine has played at events including BBC Radio Suffolk’s Children in Need fundraising dance and Christmas concert, charity balls featuring TVs Strictly Come Dancing dancers and university balls. They have also played at the New Wolsey Theatre, The Quay Theatre, Ipswich Jazz Club and the Red Feather Club to name but a few.
The band supports a number of charities including Cancer Research, St Elizabeth Hospice, EACH, Help for Heroes, Afghan Heroes, St John Ambulance and Children in Need.