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Sundown Swing

About Us

Background


Sundown Swing was formed in 2011 by a group of friends who were all experienced musicians having previously played in concert bands, brass bands and amateur orchestras.

Over the last 10 years the band has gradually increased in size and through the enthusiasm and dedication of their members have now achieved a full big band line-up. They now enjoy playing a full repertoire of big band music.
The band has become very popular in their home town of Huddersfield and throughout the West Yorkshire area  and  have performed at numerous concerts, charity functions, parties, weddings, anniversaries and outdoor functions.



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Performing

 

We perform 1920s to 1970s music including the wonderful composers of the 1930s such as Gershwin and Cole Porter and of course swing favourites from the fantastic 1940s, especially including hits from Glenn Miller and other famous artists such as Count Basie and Benny Goodman.

Although the accent is on swing music we also include latin, waltzes and bossa novas to add variety to our programmes.

Please see our repertoire list for more details.

 

We are happy to perform at any function or concert, large or small. If you would like to book us for your function please contact us for more information.


 

UK Tours

Sundown Swing have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 3 successive years from 2014 to 2016. We were delighted to play to a capacity audience in the iconic St Giles' Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile an also received standing ovations at St Vincent's Chapel and St Mark's Unitarian Church adjacent to Edinburgh Castle.


In May 2019 we were privileged to perform at St Catherine's Church Burbage, Leicestershire as part of their Music Festival. The church was filled with the sounds of Miller, Gershwin and other swing favourites and an appreciative audience joined in with enthusiastic dancing.

A return visit to Burbage in May 2020 sadly had to be cancelled due to the Coronovirus pandemic but we hope to return to Burbage at some time in the future.

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International Tours

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Our first international tour took place in September 2017 when we had a fabulous trip to Spain's Costa Blanca where we performed 3 concerts ending with a wonderful evening performing in the historic centre of Alcalalai where we played to a capacity audience and literally had people dancing in the streets.


In June 2019 we returned to the Costa Blanca and were delighted to be able to support local charity Jalon Valley Help to raise funds by playing at their barbecue evening. We were also given a warm welcome at El Cid Bar/Restaurant in Benidoleig in the beautiful Jalon Valley.