Century of swing with Luke Thomas and the Swing Cats

A new show that celebrates 100 years of swing music with a timeline of classics from the 1920s to the modern day is the main act at Mullingar Arts Centre on Easter Saturday.

Ireland’s King of Swing Luke Thomas and The Swing Cats bring their Kings Of Swing Tour to town on Saturday March 30, and will perform big band songs like Sing Sing Sing, Puttin’ on The Ritz, Just a Gigolo and Mack The Knife, crooning favourites like Mr Bojangles, Fly Me To The Moon, Moon River and New York New York.

Luke Thomas has featured on The Late Late Show, Ireland AM, The Today Show, The Six O’Clock Show and every major radio station in the country. With two number one albums, three TV concert specials and seven personally requested performances for President Higgins, Luke Thomas and The Swing Cats bring the charisma and charm that defined the iconic legends of swing music.

Helen O'Dwyer. Photo by Wassim Nasr Photo by Picasa

The Mullingar leg of the tour will feature a special guest performance from local ‘Frankly my Dear’ songstress Helen O’Dwyer and her dancers, who embody the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood with polished choreography and a shimmering visual spectacle channelling the elegance and allure of starlets from the golden era with iconic hits like Peggy Lee’s Fever and Big Spender, Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Boots are made for walkin’ and Marilyn Monroe’s ‘I wanna be loved by you’.

Tickets from €28 available from www.theswingcats.ie or call Mullingar Arts Centre on 044 934 7777.