TAKE a journey back to when swing was king as a big band night heads to Altrincham.

The DGKollective band will be swinging by the LMRCA Railway Club on October 20 for its first show in the town it has come to call home.

The outfit aims to honour the history of big band music and the era when swing and jazz dominated the dancehalls and airwaves during the 1930s and 40s.

Organisers say the show is perfect for both swing dancers and concert goers and attendees can expect a raucous and quality set of classic tunes, including tracks by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller and many more, as well as a few surprises.

Andrew Turnbull, the band’s director and an Altrincham-based musician and music teacher, said: “Our show will be touching on what most people would associate with a big band and the classic swing era.”

Taking its name from its original home in the Scottish borders of Dumfries and Galloway, the DGKollective has been rehearsing in Altrincham for the last 12 months.

The band is home to a pool musicians of all ages who have come together from across Manchester, Cheshire and the North West right through to areas of central Scotland.

Comprising of 17 players ­— five saxophones, four trumpets, four Trombones and a four piece rhythm section ­— the band is made up of professional and semi-professional musicians, alongside enthusiastic amateurs and students of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The Altrincham show will take place at the club in Navigation Road from 8pm to 10.15pm, with doors at 7pm.

Tickets priced £10 are available in advance from kollectivity.co.uk and Eventbrite or £15 on the door.

DGKollective is also on the look out for musicians to join them at their rehearsals.

Mr Turnbull added: “I would like to encourage people of all ages to come to our rehearsals. Anyone is welcome to join us.”

For more information email info@bandskool.com.