Swapping science for that swing thang...

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An evening of vintage swing music is on offer at The Space at D&A College courtesy of a science lecturer.

Taking the stage on Friday, June 5 at 7.30 pm will be Rose Room, a professional four-piece outfit who specialise in gypsy jazz and are about to release their third CD.

This Glasgow-based band are supported, direct from Los Angeles and through the medium of the internet, by the Saguaro Sisters, a trio in the style of Andrews Sisters.

And the whole spectacle, complete with a floorshow by dance students, was brought together by D&A College science lecturer, Dr Richard Irvine.

Outwith his day job – Arbroath’s Richard is involved in local radio and is committed to bringing 1930/40s music to a wider audience.

“There is a definite demand for all things vintage at present,” said Richard.

“There is a resurgence in swing dance and even today’s fashion is reflecting a bygone era.

“I am really delighted to be able to bring Rose Room to the east coast; this music is really accessible, to all ages and backgrounds.”

While science is his profession, Richard himself is no stranger to the stage, being a highly active member of the Arbroath Male Voice Choir.