Family getting in the swing for Radlett Sinatra show

A FAMILY affair is how the Smith family is billing its Swing n Sinatra show at The Radlett Centre on Sunday evening. It features Chris and Simone Smith, who have just finished a nationwide tour of the show, and their daughter Emma Smith, aged 18, also fro

A FAMILY affair is how the Smith family is billing its Swing'n'Sinatra show at The Radlett Centre on Sunday evening.

It features Chris and Simone Smith, who have just finished a nationwide tour of the show, and their daughter Emma Smith, aged 18, also from Harpenden, who is establishing a career in her own right.

Emma performed recently at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club for John Prescott and a Labour Party night out and joins her parents and her grandfather, Chris Smith senior, at The Radlett Centre after a forthcoming radio broadcast with the BBC Radio Big Band.

Swing'n'Sinatra promises music from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller through to vocals like Mr Bojangles and Bad, Bad Leroy Brown as well as foot-stomping Jools Holland-style jazz.


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Chris has had a varied career which has taken him from jazz festivals to Top of the Pops as well as playing and writing for Glenn Miller's brother Herb while saxophonist and vocalist Simone has performed with the New Squadronaires and played lead alto saxophone in the later days of the Ivy Benson show band.

They performed for BBC TV's Children in Need and come on stage at The Radlett Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets at �15 with concessions �14 are available from the box office on 01923 859291.

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�� A classic of children's literature comes to life when The Railway Children is performed at The Radlett Centre at 11am and 2pm next Wednesday, April 8.

Based on the classic Edith Nesbit tale, it tells how a family forced to move away from their London home fall in love with the railway and the people who work on it.

During the first act rehearsal, some children are rehearsed into small parts in the show while the rest of the audience is taught the chorus songs. After the interval the show lasts an hour.

Tickets are �9, available from the box office on the number above.

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