Swingadelic

Why book Swingadelic?

Swingadelic is the New York City Metropolitan Area’s greatest “little big band” that delivers the traditional big band music of Ellington, Basie and Sinatra, mixed with the soulful sounds of Ray Charles and adds just the right dose of some swingin’ Sixties grooves to come up with the most listenable and danceable music for your wedding, party or special event. Swingadelic can also provide music for your cocktail hour with sophisticated, classic standards à la George Gershwin and Cole Porter. The band members of Swingadelic are seasoned professionals with years of experience in many musical styles.

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $750-$10,000
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  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM

Overview

Fun and entertaining music suitable for listeners and dancers alike.

Additional Booking Notes

http://swingadelic.com/tech.html

Upcoming Booked Events

04/28/14 Swing 46
05/01/14 Pilsener Haus
05/02/14 Swinging With Simone, Montclair Women's Club

Past Booked Events

04/21/14 Swing 46
04/21/14 Swing 46
04/19/14 Swing 46
04/14/14 Swing 46
04/12/14 Swing 46
04/07/14 Swing 46
03/31/14 Swing 46
03/24/14 Swing 46
03/17/14 Swing 46
03/10/14 Swing 46

Swingadelic

Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting. Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz & blues playing friends together to play engagements at New York City's Supper Club, Swing 46 and Windows On The World, the former restaurant atop of the World Trade Center. As the swing scene waned the band was able to turn to swing dance groups, concerts, festivals, schools and private engagements to keep active.

Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, and at many festivals, including Bele Chere (Ashville NC), MusikFest (Allentown PA) the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ) and the sanofi-aventis JazzFest (Madison NJ).

The band plays about 100 dates per year and has traveled from Maine to Atlanta. Swingadelic has maintained a residency for six years at Maxwell's in Hoboken NJ where it performs every other Monday as a ten piece "little big band." The group often plays for many regional Swing Dance Societies and performs as a quintet doing a Duke Ellington program in Hudson County (NJ) schools.

Swingadelic has six CD's and has been recording for the ZOHO Music label since 2011. Our first release on ZOHO is titled "The Other Duke", a tribute to Duke Pearson, a pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader of the 60's and 70's who was very influential in shaping the "hard bop" sound of Blue Note Records. This CD was in the JazzWeek Radio charts top thirty and garnered many critically acclaimed reviews in jazz publications such as Jazz Times and All About Jazz.

Our newest ZOHO release (May 2013) is called "Toussaintville" a collection of songs written by legendary New Orleans piano player, songwriter, producer & arranger Allen Toussaint. From the late 50's through the mid-70's he had his hand in hundreds of hits and chart entries by many popular artists and at age 75 (January 11, 2013) is still knocking them out.

Testimonials

Once again I wanted to thank Swingadelic for making my 40th birthday party such a success. Amazingly, my parents commented that they could hold a conversation over the band (they were very happy). I was very happy because my friends were still out on the dance floor! The mix of tunes and overall tone of the band added a sophisticated ambiance to the party that people are still talking about.

– Nany Telliho

Ondine and I would like to thank Swingadelic for providing outstanding music to our perfect wedding day. We are still receiving many complimentson the music and the performance of the group. The band did a great job of mixing up the music for everyone and keeping the volume and the right level.

– Seth Abramson

On behalf of the Plumstead Township Council for the Arts, I would like to thank Swingadelic for your wonderful performance at our Jazz Festival. The music was great and I want to thank you for being so accessible to the students and for encouraging their questions. Your professionalism and good humor was very much appreciated. Thank you again for your participation.

– Liz Barnes

Thank you so much for taking part in our wedding day. Everyone at our reception was so impressed & pleased with the band’s performance. I personally had a blast!

– Denise & Bill Connor

Thanks again to Swingadelic for playing the festival again this year. All day Sunday I continued to get rave reviews about how good the band was.

– Michael Kabbash

Just a note to say, once again, how very pleased I, and my dancers, were pleased with your band last night. It was readily apparent, the passion and depth of appreciation of the genre, your group shares. The generous sharing of your passion and talent made the night one which will be remembered for some time.

– Bill “Stretch” Gore

You guys were great! I had a relative (a musician, no less) tell me that the band was the best investment we made at the wedding. People are still telling us how much they enjoyed the band! I almost want to have another wedding, just so I can dance all night again

– Yaron Sarch

Set List

STANDARDS
All Of Me
Almost Like Being In Love
Ain't Misbehavin'
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cheek To Cheek
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Don't Get Around Much
Fly Me To The Moon
How About You?
How High The Moon
I Could Write A Book
I Get A Kick Out O You
It Had To Be You
Just in Time
Makin' Whoopee
Misty
Night And Day
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Paper Moon
Sweet Georgia Brown
They Can't Take That Away
Watch What Happens
Witchcraft
Where or When
You Made Me Love You
One Note Samba
At Last
As Time Goes By
Crazy Crush On You
Cry Me A River
Embraceable You
Georgia
The Man I Love
More Than You Know
My Funny Valentine
The Nearness Of You
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Since I Fell For You
Someone To Watch Over Me
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Stormy Weather
Summertime
Teach Me Tonight
When I Fall In Love
Smooth Operator
I'll Take Manhattan
My Romance
Under My Skin
Summer Wind
Let's Do It
Everything Happens to Me
Honeysuckle Rose
Sunny Side Of The Street
World On A String
On A Clear Day
Way You Look Tonight
Blue Moon
Pennies From Heaven
Satin Doll
Your Mind Is On Vacation
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Mack the Knife
Lady is a Tramp
My Blue Heaven
I Can't Get Started
God Bless the Child
Autumn Leaves
Days Of Wine & Roses
Sentimental Journey
Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good
Over The Rainbow
Stella By Starlight
In A Mellow Tone
Skylark
In A Sentimental Mood
Prelude to a Kiss
My Foolish Heart
April In Paris
Speak Low
Stompin' At The Savoy
Manhattan
Yesterdays
The Man I Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Like Someone In Love
Lullaby of Birdland
Night Train
C-Jam Blues
All Blues
My Funny Valentine
Body & Soul
Sophisticated Lady
SWING, JUMP, BLUES
Jump, Jive and Wail
Allright
OK Kansas City
I'm Walkin
Everyday I Have the Blues
Choo Choo Cha Boogie
Let The Good Times Roll
It Don't Mean A Thing
Pride and Joy
5 Months
Route 66
Hallelujah I Love Her So
How Sweet It Is
Green Onions
Further On Up The Road
I Don't Need No Doctor
Stormy Monday
Fool's Paradise
What'd I Say?
Unchain My Heart
Love Me Like A Man

80'S-90'S
Dancing in the Dark
Let's Dance
Modern Love
Freeway Of Love
Smooth
Something to Talk About
Glory Days
All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun
Bang of the Drum All Day
Wild Night
Oh What A Night
Pink Cadillac
Hot Hot Hot
Stepping Out
Wild Wild West
Heart of Rock n' Roll
Life During Wartime
She Was

50'S/60'S/70'S ROCK
Back in the USSR
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
You Can't Do That
Twist & Shout
Burning Love
I Saw Her Standing There
Louie Louie
Can't Always Get What You Want
I Don't Need No Doctor
What'd I Say?
Let It Bleed
Jumpin Jack Flash
Let's Spend the Night Together
Honky Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Pretty Woman
Great Balls Of Fire
Whole Lotta Shaking Goin On
Johnny B Goode
Roll Over Beethoven
The Wanderer
Runaround Sue
Let the Good Times Roll
Hi Heeled Sneakers
Blueberry Hill
Brown Eyed Girl
Moondance
Hey Good Looking
Walkin On Sunshine
Domino
Wild Night
Don't Be Cruel
Kansas City
I'm Walking
Wonderful World
It's A Wonderful World
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Rockin Robin
OLDER BALLADS
(50'S/60'S)
In My Life
Can't Help Falling In Love
I Only Have Eyes For You
Sea Of Love
Donna
At Last
Teach Me Tonight
When A Man Loves A Woman
Blackbird
You Send Me
Stand By Me
Under The Boardwalk
Up On The Roof
Will You Still Love Me Tommorrow?
Unchained Melody
Only You
Sleepwalk
Yesterday
What's Your Name
Natural Woman
Ooo Baby Baby
Do You Wanna Dance?
Georgia
Stormy Weather
You Don't Know Me
When I Fall In Love
Since I Fell For You
You Belong To Me
You Really Got a Hold On Me
For Once In My Life
Bring It on Home
Let It Be Me
It's Only Love
Imagine
Whiter Shade Of Pale
Into the Mystic
Time Is On My Side
Crazy Love

DISCO, FUNK, REGGAE
Best of My Love
We Are Family
Bad Girls
Can't Get Enough of Your Love
Shake Your Body
Ain't Nobody
Got To Be Real
Heaven Knows
Stay With Me Tonight
I Wish
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
I Will Survive
Hot Stuff
Last Dance
Love Train
Turn The Beat Around
Disco Inferno
Stay With Me Tonight
Let's Stay Together
Stir It Up
I Can See Clearly Now
Kiss
Brick House
Shake Your Booty
Play That Funky Music
Never Gonna Give You Up
NEW ORLEANS
Blueberry Hill
Iko Iko
I'm Walking
Cissy Strut
Such A Night
Just A Closer Walk
My Girl Josephine
Ain't That A Shame
Personality
Staggerlee
Basin Street Blues
Do You Know What It
Means To Miss N.O.?
Hard Times
Down Home Girl
Let The Good Times Roll

CONTEMPORARY DANCE/ROCK
I Gotta Feelin
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Smooth (Santana)
Dancing in the Dark
You May Be Right
Hungry Heart
Something to Talk About
Dancin' In the Dark
Glory Days
Bang On The Drum All Day
All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun
Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven)
Wild Night
Domino
Oh What A Night
Pink Cadillac
Hot Hot Hot
Stepping Out
Heart of Rock n' Roll
Life During Wartime
She Was
I Guess I Showed Her
Fire
Time of My Life
Do It Again

LATIN/BOSSA/
REGGAE/CALYPSO
Blue Bossa
Wave
Insensetez
Girl From Ipanema
Meditation
St. Thomas
Brazil
One Note Samba
Corcavado
Compadre
Evil Ways
Oye Como Va
Smooth
Poinciana
Watermelon Man
Tea For Two
Hot Hot Hot
Stir It Up
I Can See Clearly Now

CONTEMPORARY ROCK/POP
Deacon Blues
Fragile Way
It Is
Alison
Thunder Road
Cover Me
Going Down
Heart of the Matter
Let Her Cry
One of Us
Boys of Summer
60'S, R&B, MOTOWN
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
Dancing in the Streets
This Old Heart of Mine
Respect
It's Not Unusual
Sugar Pie Honeybunch
Build Me up Buttercup
Since You've Been Gone
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Baby, I Need Your Lovin'
What's Goin' On
634-5789
It's All Right
My Girl
Stand By Me
Dock Of the Bay
Knock on Wood
Midnight Hour
Mustang Sally
Rescue Me
Unchain My Heart
Heatwave Domino
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Soul Man
Try a Little Tenderness
Tracks of My Tears
How Sweet It Is
Get Ready
Way You Do the Things You Do
Baby I Love You
Can't Hurry Love
Chain Of Fools
Freeway Of Love
I'll Take You There
It's Your Thing
Liftin' Me Higher
Stop! In The Name Of Love
Old Time Rock n' Roll
Walking the Dog

CONTEMPORARY BALLADS
Killing Me Softly
Your Song
To Make You Feel My Love
Crazy Love
Have I Told You Lately?
From this Moment On
Still the One
Lady in Red
Wonderful Tonight
Just the Two of Us
Feel Like Making Love
Do You Wanna Dance?
All My Life
Wind Beneath My Wings
Jersey Girl
Candle in The Wind
N.Y. State Of Mind
Smooth Operator
Desperado
Hey Jude
We Got The Night
'Till You Come Back To Me
You Belong To Me
Blue Bayou
I Can't Make You Love Me
I Will Always Love You
Through The Years
Times of Your Life
Masquerade
Natural Woman
People Get Ready
Endless Love
Unforgettable

Influences & Inspiration

The Gatsby Era of the 20s, The Swing Era of the 30s and 40s, and the Swingin' 60s

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