Swinging time promised at St Andrew’s church in Rugby

The Swing Museum play at the Open Door concert
The Swing Museum play at the Open Door concert

Gypsy swing and exquisite folk-pop come to St Andrew’s Church for a special concert this week.

The Swing Museum and Wax Myrtle’s Special Structure perform at the Open Door concert on Friday March 24 at 7.30pm.

Wax Myrtle’s Special Structure comprises Jen, Jo and Fiona, who play guitar, keys and bass respectively. The folk-pop act write their own material and their songs are often sung in three-part harmony.

The Swing Museum are a gypsy swing quartet comprising Andrew Rackham on violin, Adam Fernie on rhythm guitar, Stewart Brackley on double bass and A C Wood on lead guitar and vocals. They play 1930s and 40s swing, influenced by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

The band has played throughout the country at vintage dance events and regularly appear at The Twinwood Glenn Miller Festival.

Event organiser Rex Pogson said: “We are delighted to welcome back performers who have brought great music to St Andrew’s before, and to advertise this chance to hear two notable local bands.

“This will be a fine climax to a great series of events since Christmas.”

Admission costs £5 on the door. Refreshments are available in the interval.