Saltspring’s 17-piece community big band, Swing Shift, with the island’s own Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby, plays favourites from the Second World War era at the Crofton Hotel Pub on Sunday, Jan. 31.
The Andrews Sisters — Sue Newman, Jekka Krayenhoff and Margo Milton — will sing such ‘40s hits as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree. And Bing Crosby — vocalist Kevin Wilkie — will bring the era to life with the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Hoagy Carmichael and Harry James.
Music director and trumpeter Derrick Milton suggests fans bring their dancing shoes.
The program is part of the Jazz at Crofton series, which runs at the pub every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Musicians are invited to join in a jam session during the last hour.
The pub is at 1534 Joan Ave. Admission is $10. For information, call 250-324-2245 or visit croftonhotel.ca.