Lew Willie and the Snapdragons is a swing band / society orchestra based in south Florida. This is a stylistically diverse group; presenting r&b, top forty, rock, and Latin in addition to the various sub-genres of swing music. Tightly arranged with dynamic vocals and a 2 to 5 piece horn section, it provides perfect music for dancing. If you are looking for a wedding band, party band, or music for corporate events, go to (link hidden) to hear quick, direct stream audio samples.
Price Range: $200-10,000
With a diverse repertoire of current top-forty ,classic hits, originals, and off-the wall comedy tunes; lead vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Lucian Williams harmonizes with choreographed background singers and a tight horn section. Together, they perform the hot songs of today and span the decades with favorites from the 1980's and 1970's, through the '60's R&B of Wilson Pickett, the '50's Rock'n'Roll of Little Richard, the '40's shuffle jive of Louis Jordan, to the '30's jitterbug of Cab Calloway.
The band offers the elegant society dance music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Glenn Miller - as well as Latin and Caribbean sounds such as salsa, meringue, reggae, and calypso.
Entertaining for listeners and dancers alike, Lew Willie & the Snapdragons bring energy and class to private parties, nightclubs, or concert engagements.
I am capable of performing, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of my versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows me to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. As a teenager, taking private guitar lessons from George Benson prepared me for my musical career. After studying arranging and graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, I held a faculty position at the Hartford Conservatory. I have performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.
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