In The Mood July 2022
Wow, what an incredible performance this was. For the first time ever, The Cast of Stage Struck and the North Swindon Big Band performed together on stage at Meca Swindon for an afternoon of swing and song.
The show started with a medley of swing songs accompanied by music from the North Swindon Big Band, this included sections from In The Mood, String Of Pearls, Bye Bye Blackbird and Lullaby Of Birdland. After we then performed our own selection of songs, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and more modern songs with a swing twist like the classic I Will Survive, the North Swindon Big Band performed their own selection of music too.
In the second half, we joined together once again with the North Swindon Big Band to perform some classics from Earth Wind and Fire, before moving onto our James Bond section. We sang some of the great classic James Bond songs, featuring Goldfinger, The Man With The Golden Gun, Diamonds Are Forever, No Time To Die and Skyfall. For a final time, we joined with the band for a finale like no other. With the bands' music filling Meca, and the audience filling with excitement, we sang for a final time with the incredible New York, New York.
It was a pleasure to be able to support Alzheimer's Society with this concert. Music can provide emotional and behavioural benefits to those suffering from Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, and Alzheimer's Society helps so many patients and families whose lives have been affected by this disease, so we were honoured to be supporting this amazing charity. We are thrilled to confirm that we managed to raise a staggering £2,653.04 for Alzheimer's Society.