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The Mistress of Swing ‘Debbie Curtis’ swung onto the streets of London on Thursday in a 1952 vintage London Country bus with her team of 1940’s dancers and re-enactors to promote her performance at ‘Her Majesty’s Theatre’ in Haymarket on Sunday 23rd. Dancing in the streets whilst re-enactors handed out show flyers was the order of the day which took in venues such as ITV London Studios, The Ritz Hotel, BBC Radio 2, Her Majesty’s and numerous public places around central London.

Debbie sang live in the street to backing recordings of her 16 piece band, The Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band. Viv the Spiv had members of the public in stitches as he tried unsuccessfully to sell them typical wartime black market goods such as silk stockings and tins of spam and he remained undeterred by the presence of wartime coppers Sergeant John Brighton & PC Steve Goodall!

The 1952 single deck RF bus which was in service with London Country from 1952 to 1973 carried the 20 strong team of performers from place to place and was also a big crowd puller in its own right, especially when parked amongst London’s modern, characterless busses of today.

The show at her Majesty’s is billed as ‘The Most Exciting Big Band Jazz and Swing Show in the UK’ and it lives up to its name. Swing is a big and growing market again, especially in the area of dance and you’ve got to learn the moves to do it!

Debbie, the UK’s only female professional Big Band leader is determined to get Big Band Jazz and Swing music to a wider and especially younger audience. She’s thrown away much of the traditional style of presentation to create a 2 hour show which keeps all ages entertained from start to finish.

The superb band is made up of the best in the business, there’s 10 specialist swing dancers, numerous re-enactors dressed in uniform and civilian clothing from the era, plus a touch of comedy humour from Viv the Spiv and added to this the vocal talents of Glenn Miller’s nephew John Miller plus in band vocalist Iain Ewing and you dare not blink in case you miss something!

Musically, the band covers all the great bandleaders and arrangers over a number of eras such as Miller, Dorsey, Kenton and Heath etc, but Debbie drives the band with an energetic and sometimes quite wild style which keeps the show fast moving and powerful!

Special guests for the night are the Jive Aces, the UK’s top 6 piece jive band, who never seem to stop working, performing over 300 shows a year! Their 45 minute set will open the show and its high energy all the way. With their bright yellow suits and screaming horns these guys really know how to entertain!

All in all, with tickets costing from just £10 up to £30 it’s a great value show.

A standing ovation at The London Palladium back in July says it all, its different!

Media/Press guest seats are available by emailing or calling Nigel Ward at or 01494 817094


The Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band, John Miller & Special Guests The Jive Aces
Sunday 23rd September @ 7pm to 10.30pm approximately.
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London. SW1Y 4QL
Box Office (24 Hours) 0870 890 0143
Online Booking

Tickets £10 £12 £15 £20 £25 £30

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