★★★★★ "It was blue ribbon big band swing blended with the romanticism of the great American songbook -a show that delivered its title's promise with polished professionalism" - John McBeath, The Advertiser
"One of SA's best and most charming entertainers" - Peter Goers, The Advertiser
With a swinging rhythm section, fabulous horns and the velvet tone of Luke Thompson, this slick, seven-piece band is bringing 1950's Hollywood to the Woodville Town Hall this Fringe.
From Sinatra and Basie through to Bublé and a few re-imagined Aussie classics, Capitol Swing will be bringing plenty of swagger, tonnes of fun, and of course… a bucket load of swing to the party.
Presented by Amplified Assembly and the Woodville Town Hall
Luke Thompson graduated in 1999 from the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide) with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice. As a member of the Adelaide Connection jazz choir, Luke performed at the Sydney Opera House and the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention in New York City.
Luke is also a renowned jazz singer and alto saxophonist, having performed at many festivals and events. He has performed with James Morrison, Don Burrows, the Paul Kelly/Paul Grabowsky show "Meet me in the middle of the air” and the Mike Stewart Big Band’s Sinatra Songbook.
In 2017, Luke joined the ARIA award winning A cappella group, The Idea of North as their Bass vocalist and has since led a busy schedule of national and international touring.