AN INFECTIOUS jive, swing and rhythm and blues band with a truly Olympic pedigree are coming to a village near Ashbourne as part of their farewell tour.
The Doctor Teeth Big Band will perform at Hulland Ward Millennium Village Hall on Saturday night from 7.30pm.
The eight-piece act, who boast an imposing 6ft 6in front man from Chicago, have a live act that has been described as ‘explosive’ by critics across the UK, Europe and America.
They have boasted a host of huge gigs over the years, culminating in a proud performance at last year’s London 2012 Olympic Games.
Community venues were some of the first to book The Doctor Teeth Big Band and now they’re ‘coming home’ as part of their farewell tour.
This will be the final chance audiences have to see the band before the members go their separate ways.
The Teeth’s greatest hits will be supplemented by classic showstoppers like Minnie the Moocher and King of the Swingers.
Swing tunes such as Mack the Knife and The Lady is a Tramp will also be played alongside, jump jive classics like Jump, Jive and Wail and rock and roll anthems including Tequila and Chantilly Lace.
This will be the last time for people living in and around Ashbourne to see the critically-acclaimed horn masters before they disband and go their separate ways.
A review by organisers of the Reading Real Ale and Jazz Festival reads: “By the end of the evening most of the crowd squeezed onto the dance floor enraptured by the performance.
“We couldn’t get them to stop or the crowd to leave.”
A band spokesman said: “With huge stage presence, a big band sound and a commanding front man from Chicago, this is a dance-‘til-you-drop’ party.
“With a heady mix of non-stop Boogie Woogie, rhythm and blues, swing, Jump Jive, ska and soul, this event is not for the faint-hearted.
“This will be a rollicking night of entertainment.
“‘The Doctor’, AKA Steve Steinhaus, will have you waving your arms, stamping your feet and boogieing all night long.”
Tickets are available from Hulland Ward Post Office, from Bill Whitbread on 01335 370257 and from Boyd Potts on 01335 370629.