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The Village Hall pulsated to the full-bodied and uplifting sounds of an 18 piece big band on Friday evening, 8th November, when Lee Buckingham and the Big Band Swing came to play for a capacity audience.

The event was hosted by the Masons' Haddenham Lodge in support of small local charities.

Big Band Swing was founded in 1997 and is made up of professional, ex-professional and amateur musicians of all ages. A highly varied repertoire of well over 30 numbers was enjoyed by folk of all ages, some of whom were unable to resist the temptation to express their pleasure in dance. The only thing missing was a set of reviews from Bruno, Craig, Darcy and Len!

The band delighted the audience with both instrumental and vocal numbers, covering well over 80 years of writing and arranging — with very familiar pieces associated with Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Artie Shore, Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, and Noel Coward, as well as more recent numbers well known to film lovers.

Among these, Adele's 'Skyfall', and a number of other famous Bond movie themes were delightfully offered with the capable vocals of Jackie Highe.

So, a great entertainment and an enthusiastic audience all added up to wonderful event that had the added benefit of raising over £500 for local charities. Excellent stuff!

Photographs from the evening on display in our GALLERIES section.

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