A Huddersfield Swing Band is off to Edinburgh to take part in the iconic Fringe festival.

Twelve piece band, Sundown Swing, will make their first ever tour outside of Yorkshire after forming just three years ago.

The group perform a wide selection of well-known swing classics most of which was made famous by Glenn Miller and Count Basie in the 1940s, and some more recently revived by Robbie Williams and Michael Buble.

Band secretary Barbara Burnby, said: “The band has had a busy summer performing at local fund raising events around Huddersfield but we are especially excited by being able to travel to Edinburgh to participate in The Fringe. “

The band’s Musical Director, Neil Jowett, said: “Most of our band members have been playing for some time but prior to founding Sundown Swing had little experience of performing many of the Swing or Big Band items now in our repertoire.

“We’re trying new things and it’s very exciting.

Members of Sundown Swing, Huddersfield swing band
 

“The music is infectious and audiences appear to connect so easily with this style – some bringing back happy memories but a lot discovering it for the first time.

“Our local engagements are special and growing; however members are looking forward to adding our Edinburgh appearances to the expanding list of performed venues.”

The band will make its Edinburgh debut by performing at the prestigious St. Giles’ Cathedral on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on Saturday, August 2 as part of the Cathedral’s lunchtime concert series and will then perform again at the world famous Edinburgh Jazz Bar the following day.

Web: www.sundownswing.org.uk