Formed in 2013 by musical director Jez Murphy, Swingtime Big Band quickly established a reputation as a dynamic and highly skilled outfit with fine musicianship and entertaining performances. The bands popularity continues to grow and sees them performing to sold out shows across the North West. Featuring the finest Big Band players Swingtime is complimented by vocalist Emma Holcroft who sings a wide repertoire of classic jazz standards.
More recently the band has been joined on several occasions by Big Band legend Andy Prior at Southport, Joe Stilgoe & Clare Teal as well as Georgina Jackson.
Swingtime are delighted to be joined for this show by both Emma Holcroft and the fabulous Liane Carroll. Liane has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years. Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song. She has performed with the BBC Big Band, Late night at The Proms, Paul McCartney and London Elektricity. Her awards include BBC Best Vocalist, Best Jazz album for the year and Musician of the year. Just raw talent at its beautiful best.
The band will also be swinging their way through classic Big Band favourites from the libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Ted Heath to name just a few.
Swingtime Big Band
Emma Holcroft – Vocals
Liane Carroll – Vocals & Piano