AJ's Big Band Celebrate VE Day
Presented by Sidmouth Lions club
On Friday 22nd May 2020, AJ's Big Band will be returning to Sidmouth's Manor Pavilion Theatre to celebrate and commemorate VE Day 75 years ago. Music Director Ken Parr, together with some of the West Country's top musicians, plus songstress, Paula Mitchell, will be performing a musical tribute to those who gave us the freedom we enjoy now.
Remembering the popular vocalists of that era, the famous Andrew Sisters sang Bugle Boy and Chatanooga Choo Choo, whilst Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra were the pop star crooners of that time. In Britain, the Forces Favourite was Vera Lynn, whose evocative songs, such as We'll Meet Again and the White Cliffs of Dover, meant so much to so many - in and out of uniform.
This special 75th Anniversary concert, which is sponsored by Sidmouth Lions Club, will start at 7.45pm and will be primarily in aid of SSAFA, the Armed Forces welfare charity.