Five Star Swing

Five Star Swing

  • Genres
    Big Band, Swing


Five Star Swing

A unique, feel-good swing band performing classic jazz and swing from legends such as Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra, Ted Heath, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. “Superb – they swing like crazy!” – Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen on BBC TV’s “Children in Need,” Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom. “Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).

Five Star Swing are recognized as one of the most versatile and accomplished jazz and swing bands in the UK. Whether performing for dancing, listening or major theatre productions, you can be sure that your event will go with a swing!

The band is lead by Chris Smith and his compositions & arrangements are frequently played by Jazz FM, Capital Radio, B.B.C Radio Big Band and of course Five Star Swing! As a piano/trumpet player, Chris has appeared on B.B.C breakfast T.V, Top Of The Pops, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and The Royal Variety Show. He has toured extensively with the Herb Miller Orchestra (Glenn’s Brother), as well as jazz festivals throughout the world.

Experienced in all types of functions and stage shows, with excellent vocalists and musicians, Five Star Swing create the vibrant sound of the big band era.


Sample Set List

Glenn Miller

In The Mood
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Three
American Patrol
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Pennsylvania 65000
String Of Pearls
Moonlight Serenade
Little Brown Jug
(Glenn Miller Contin’)
Tuxedo Junction
I Know Why

Male Vocals

Mr Bojangles
It Had To Be You
Something Stupid
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
All The Way
Fly Me To The Moon
The Girl From Ippaneima
You Make Me Feel So Young
The Lady Is A Tramp
Come Fly With Me
My Kind Of Town
I Get A Kick Out Of You
How About You
Nice And Easy
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Something Stupid
Allright OK You Win
The Way Youy Look Tonight
That’s Life

Female Vocals

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Almost Like Being In Love
Orange Coloured Sky
Get Happy
Paper Moon
A Foggy Day
Fly Me To The Moon
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
Chattanooga Choo Choo
The Very Thought Of You
I Know Why
That Old Devil Called Love
All Of Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Dream A Little Dream

And many, many more …