Swing into spring

Big band featuring Chris Millington comes to Mary Winspear Centre in April

Chris Millington and his Big Band will be in Sidney on April 20.

The Chris Millington Big Band hits the stage next month to get people swinging and shaking at the Mary Winspear Centre.

On Saturday, April 20, the 14-piece band will bring the sounds of Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin as well as some spicy Latin rhythms to the centre in Sidney.

Bandleader and saxophonist Chris Millington has toured across North America, Europe, Cyprus, the Pacific Rim and Russia and over the past 12 years, he and his band have garnered a loyal following of dance-ophiles on Thursday nights at the Butchart Gardens.

“It’s great when the music is so strong that people want to get out of their seats and dance,” said Millington.

“There aren’t many venues that can accommodate 14 musicians and a dance floor large enough to allow people to really shake it. The Mary Winspear Centre can do this and I’m really looking forward to doing this show.”

Joining Millington in the show is Duncan Meiklejohn, who has worked his vocal magic with him for over 20 years, and vocalist Amber Handley, who has headlined shows on cruise ships for over a decade.

Tickets for the event on April 20 at 7 p.m. (dancing begins at 8) are available online at www.marywinspear.ca or through the Mary Winspear Centre box office at 250-656-0275.

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