Opus 17 put on a swinging show in Royston

The wartime costumes on display. Picture: Clive Porter

The wartime costumes on display. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

More than 100 people enjoyed the Miller Magic tribute concert by Royston’s very own swing band last weekend.

Visitors looked the part. Picture: Clive Porter

Visitors looked the part. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

Opus 17 performed the 1940s concert at Greneway School in Garden Walk – a fitting theme considering the band started playing songs from the era when they first formed 20 years ago.

Also at the concert were trio The Doodlebugs, who pay homage to American singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras, The Andrews Sisters.

Opus 17 performing at Greneway Middle School. Picture: Clive Porter

Opus 17 performing at Greneway Middle School. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

Their energetic performance appealed to the members of the audience who joined in with the Lindy dancers on the dance floor.

There was also a buffet for people to tuck into, prepared by Terry Veasey, the band’s alto sax player.

Guests dressed for the occasion. Picture: Clive Porter

Guests dressed for the occasion. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant


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Feedback at the end of the night highlighted what an enjoyable evening was had, and now the band are to prepare for their next big gig in their hometown, which will be at the end of the year.

Graham Smith. Picture: Clive Porter

Graham Smith. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

The Doodlebugs at Greneway Middle School. Picture: Clive Porter

The Doodlebugs at Greneway Middle School. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

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