The Stories of Swing

Step into the smoky bars of the 1930's to hear the real stories and the amazing music of the swing era's legendary performers.

Western Australia’s leading jazz musicians, Swinging at the Savoy, have come together to celebrate the untold stories of great swing era performers. The Stories of Swing unveils the sometimes shocking stories behind Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Callaway, Fats Waller and Lois Armstrong as they discovered their voices and shaped the history of music. Joined on stage by some ridiculously energetic swing dancers, this high paced night of exceptional music and ripping stories will have you cheering for more.

Created by Sid Hennssey and Randa Khamis (Randa and The Soul Kingdom).


CircuitWest and the Producer will provide:

  • All the performances and engagement activities
  • All the technical equipment needed to present the show
  • Marketing materials for your venue
  • Travel and accommodation for the tour party
  • An experienced Tour Manager to support this tour


You will need to:

  • Pay a subsidised presenter fee plus any royalties or licence costs
  • Provide an appropriate venue for the shows and engagement activities
  • Ensure adequate power is available
  • Meet and greet the tour party when it arrives
  • Arrange local marketing and ticket sales (with support from CircuitWest)


“Swingin’ at the Savoy know how to play; they also know how to have a fun, captivating show!” – Tony Wallace – Manager, The Ellington Jazz Club

“Every show sells out and gets the audience up and dancing. Highly recommended.” Manus Higgins – Proprietor, Paddle Steamer Decoy


Available from August 2022 onwards


Live Music


25-80, music and jazz lovers, swing dancers, music students and teachers, vintage enthusiasts


60 minutes



Royalties for this production are 3%

Tour Party: 9
Surface: flat / solid / stage
Power: 32a
Structure: enclosed / roof
Audience: dance / seated

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