A LAKE District cricket club will welcome back their annual fundraising event with an evening of big band music.

Keswick Cricket Club marks the welcome return of its annual fund raising, sell-out show to The Theatre by the Lake on Saturday, October 21 at 7.30pm.

And the return is to showcase “The La’al Big Band: In the Mood” as West Cumbria's own La'al Big Band presents an evening of swing, jazz and pop, from classic to contemporary arrangements.

Featuring both male and female vocals as well as popular instrumentals, this 19-piece ensemble provides music from the golden age of the big bands right up to modern-day numbers arranged in a swing and jazz style.

Expect to be entertained with favourites from the libraries of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and more. Perhaps more surprising is the selection of tunes from pop and rock stars that have been given the big band treatment.

The La’al Big Band was formed in April 2011 by a group of like-minded musicians to provide West Cumbria and the Lake District with its own jazz and swing orchestra.

Tickets can be bought online theatrebythelake.com or through the box office, tel 017687 74411.