Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Show's a Hot One

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Show's a Hot One

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Byline: By Hannah Thomas-Peter

Swing Fever, Customs House, South Shields

In a ritzy, glitzy, sparkling performance covering old-time classics from Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, the slick professionalism of beaming dancers and smouldering singers carried an already excellent show to another level.

Bumsonseats Productions, run by four Newcastle University graduates, transported the sell-out crowd to smoky New York clubs and fantasy Broadway productions with ease.

They were led by the outstanding Newcastle University Jazz Band, which glided over tricky swing rhythms, screamed out confident solos and added the kind of atmosphere most West End musical producers dream of.

Highlights included singer Emily Bevan's pouting, sexy Fever in the first half, as well as Dan Aukett's technically brilliant Too Darn Hot.

Glossy Zita Frith, who has just returned from being lead vocalist in a show in America, crooned and belted Feelin Good, and took an already enthralled audience's breath away with the final number, That's Life. …

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