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Saturday, June 13, 2015


After a sell out season at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo, Swingtime returns for one performance at the Westville Country Club.

Presented by Platform Jazz, it’s a classy  show featuring the best of swing music from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

For their new show there are two new band members in the guise of Jeff Judge on sax, and Kirsten Sayers on clarinet. Effervescent Shelley MacLean will be the featured vocalist again. The rest of the band is unchanged led by Cathy “Hotlips” Peacock on trumpet, “Dunc the hunk” Wooldridge on trombone, Andreas “Bullfiddle” Kappen on double bass, the one and only Melvin Peters on piano, and “bashful” Bruce Baker on drums.

The show will feature hits by Duke Ellington, Rosemary Clooney and Ella Fitzgerald such as Fever, Hey Mambo, Blue Moon, Embraceable You and A Nightingale sang in Berkley Square. The band will pay tribute to great big bands of that time and will include Sing sing sing, Caravan, How high the Moon and a tribute to Glenn Miller. Other fab swing tunes include I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me To The Moon and Shelly’s smoky version of Georgia On My Mind.

Presented by Westville Country Club In association with Rhumbelow Theatre, Swingtime takes place on June 16 at 19h00. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic. Tickets R220 (R200 WCC members and pensioners) includes a buffet dinner. Tickets for the show itself R120 (R100 WCC members and pensioners). No alcohol or food may be brought on to the premises. There is a full bar and safe parking. The show takes place in the Westville Old Boys Hall, Westville Country Club, 1 Link Road, Westville.

Booking is essential through Computicket or email Roland for bookings on 082 499 8636 or email : or visit