Dewdrop Society is the ultimate 1920s and 1930s jazz age band. Authentic hot jazz, swing, charleston, roaring society, antique ballads, raucous New Orleans tunes, big band, and tin pan alley music for your soiree. Think swanky Gatsby with a Boardwalk Empire edge...and Downton Abbey class (without the drama!)
Available for weddings, galas, garden parties, and any event requiring true to life hot jazz.
Dewdrop Society Highlights include playing for 1000+ guests at Super Bowl 2014 party hosted by the New York Giants, swinging at Brooklyn's largest Kentucky Derby Party, headlining the Roaring 20s at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and an evening of non stop dancing at the Ritz in Miami.
Our guests thought they were on the set of Boardwalk Empire. Granted, that's what we were trying to convey, and the Dewdrop Society was the delicious, swinging, icing on the cake. Singer was great, loved the banjo player too! Fantastic band.
I work with most of these musicians. When I heard they were ALL working together my first thought was 'powerhouse.' They are beyond that. These guys, and gal, know their stuff and I have to say I was extremely impressed with their 'antique' song selection, how it was played, how they looked, and their professionalism. best of luck to all of you in the band. I look forward to hiring you for many more events.
"Absolutely amazing band! Best thing about our party was Dewdrop Society! We checked out all the 'hot jazz' 20s style bands and this band was by far the best of the lot as compared to music style, song selection, presentation, and correspondence (I'm a big music fan and really know my stuff). The lead singer is amazing and adorable. The music was so fun, the musicians were pros and obviously well versed, I was very impressed. What else can I say? Hire them. Do it now! Our guests raved about them. Thank you.
Had them for cocktail hour. Wish I hired them to play dinner too. Our DJ was great but we should have had the band for a little longer because they were so much fun! Thank You, you really made things special for everyone in attendance.
Hired them for our wedding reception, full 8 piece band. What a fun group! Great song selection, started the dancing during dinner which we didn't expect (had DJ playing 80s & motown after band). definitely worth every penny. Run, don't walk to get this band! And they looked really great too.
Simply perfect band! Definitely the best choice of the 1920s jazz bands, and we looked at all of them. Professional and fantastic musicians. Highly recommended.
Price Range: starting at $800
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - liability insurance
Unions: Local 802, If Required
What to Expect
Authentic hot jazz, swing, charleston, roaring society, barrel house, New Orleans style, harlem big band, antique ballads, and tin pan alley tunes for your soiree. Think swanky Gatsby with a Boardwalk Empire edge. Oh, and lots of dancing!
Dewdrop Society has already taken the party and wedding industry by storm! This new band is a collective of the top young New York City musicians & bandleaders from the ultimate choice wedding jazz groups. And how! Dapper doll Shawn Aileen (from the extremely popular vintage jazz band Lapis Luna) is at the helm joined by swell fellas Chris Pistorino, Tom Abbott, Jesse Gelber, Nick Russo, Kevin Dorn, and Charlie Caranicas.
Available for weddings, cocktail hours, speakeasy gatherings, burlesque shows, Gatsby garden parties, and any event requiring real, true to life hot hot hot jazz. Listen to Dewdrop Society and try not move!! Voot!
Additional Booking Notes
Band is 5 to 8 musicians: guitar/banjo (and/or piano), upright bass, horn, and drums - then adding vocalist and more horns. Band size is determined by guest count, venue, etc.
Sing Sing Sing
The Way You Look Tonight
Pennies From Heaven
All Of Me
Night and Day
You Do Something to Me
Blue Skies Irving Berlin
Cheek to Cheek Fred Astaire
Deed I Do Billie Holiday
Did I Remember Josephine Baker
Dream A Little Dream of Me Mills Brothers
Honeysuckle Rose Fats Waller
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me Louis Armstrong
I Can't Give You Anything But Love everyone
I Never Knew Louis Armstrong
I'll See You In My Dreams Louis Armstrong
I'm Beginning to See the Light Duke Ellington
After You've Gone King Oliver
Avalon Hot Sixes
Crazy Rhythm Fletcher Henderson
Dinah Eddie Condon
I Found A New Baby Eddie Condon
...........and many many more................
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Influences & Inspiration
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Bands, Fats Waller, Guy Lombardo, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Whiteman, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Duke Ellington, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band and Jelly Roll Morton.
space for 5-8 musicians, electricity, covering if performing out doors.
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