Swingin’ It Everywhere! The Swing Commanders at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Six stunning specialist musicians, five vibrant voices and thirteen versatile instruments.

“If it swings, they can, and will play it!”

Performing an exciting mix of 1940s classics, Boogie-Woogie, Western Swing, 50’s Jump Jazz, The Swing Commanders are back at Blackburn Empire Theatre this January!

Every member of the Swing Commanders sings and plays at least one instrument, sometimes three! Yet, what makes them stand out even above their incredible music ability and performing skills, is their joie-de-vivre!

The Swing Commanders take well-crafted songs from the thirties to the fifties, from American Songbook classics to Western Swing and Novelty songs, and overlay them with lush vocal harmonies and hot solos. The rhythms, varying from ballads to jive to quicksteps are sure to have you dancing.

Audiences who experience the band for the first time are amazed at the energetic showmanship, the instrument swapping, the intricate arrangements, and sophisticated vocal blend. This isn’t a nostalgia trip or Rat Pack karaoke. It’s fine songs played joyfully and brilliantly.

They really are the cats with the cream, so sit back and sample the sweet swing sensation that is The Swing Commanders!


Blackburn Empire Theatre presents ‘The Swing Commanders’ on Saturday 26th January, 2018 at 7.30pm. Adult tickets are £12 and concessions are £10.

Available online here or from the Booking Office in person or by phone (Monday to Saturday 10am to 12:30pm) 01254 685 500.