Bio

The Swing Kings will escort your guests back to the Swing Era of yesteryear. Remember when Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Gene Krupa ruled the charts? Let the Swing Kings take you back in time. A fantastic show with Zoot suits, big wide hats, wide suspenders and tails that will keep your audience on their feet.

The Swing Kings’ performance list includes Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Galas, AFI Film Awards Party, Disney Concert Hall Opening Gala, The Inaugural Ball for the Governor of California, and many other corporate events and concerts. They have shared stages with The Osmond Brothers, Don Rickles and Carol Connors. They were even mentioned on the very popular television show, “Friends.” Celebrities such as Jack Nicolson, Jon Voight, Annette Bening, Adam Sandler, Paris Hilton, Sylvester Stallone, Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty, Robert Duvall, Cybil Sheppard, David Hasselhoff, and Miss America have all danced the night away to their music. The Swing Kings have performed at a White House recognized benefit hosted by Jay Leno and Oscar De La Hoya. They recently played for an event at Paramount Studios honoring Susan Sarandon, Lauren Hutton, Holly Hunter, and Helen Hunt.

The Swing Kings are a highly versatile dance band featuring an extensive playlist. They easily transition from rocking’ Swing to the finesse of traditional 40’s Big Band style. Sets include songs from greats such as Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, and Louis Armstrong. This band also brings contemporary Dance Music, Latin, R&B, Disco, Rock, and Funk to the stage. These accomplished musicians come together to create an exciting and diverse show with energetic and visual entertainment.

They really love playing the Modern Swing Music of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Brian Setzer Orchestra, and The Stray Cats. Being so versatile, The Swing Kings also entertain with ballroom dance favorites: Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Quick Step, Waltz, and the Two Step.

The band members, who are some of the most accomplished and respected West Coast musicians, have performed with such musical greats as: Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, Joe Cocker, Buddy Rich, Patti La Belle, Jackson Browne, Johnny Mathis, Brian Setzer, Harry James, and Count Basie. The Swing Kings have performed coast to coast, thrilling audiences with their mastery of numerous musical styles. Singer and bandleader, Ron Alan, can croon a Sinatra classic as well as belt out a Blues or Contemporary Dance favorite. These musicians add soaring vocal harmonies to stir the audience into frenzy.

From casino showrooms, galas, award shows, corporate events, private parties, concerts, and night clubs – The Swing Kings guarantee to get the crowd’s feet dancing!

Testimonials

A class act. They will thrill you and even get you dancing. Yes, you will be dancing as you never danced before!The Bay News

Get your dancin’ shoes out! The word is in and these guys are hot!The Bay News

Audio

  1. Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes The Swing Kings 1:00
  2. C'est Fini L'Amour The Swing Kings 1:01
  3. Chattanooga Choo Choo The Swing Kings 1:01
  4. Choo Choo Ch Boogie The Swing Kings 1:00
  5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore The Swing Kings 1:01
  6. Green Felt Jungle The Swing Kings 1:00
  7. I'm Locked Outside The Swing Kings 1:01
  8. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Aint Got That Swing The Swing Kings 1:01
  9. It's called Swing and I'm All Over This Thing The Swing Kings 1:00
  10. Just a Gigalo The Swing Kings 1:00
  11. Minnie The Moocher The Swing Kings 1:01
  12. Mr. Saturday Night The Swing Kings 1:08
  13. Play That Funky Music The Swing Kings 0:26
  14. That's What a Woman Can Do The Swing Kings 1:00
  15. Tonight, I'm Going To Fall in Love The Swing Kings 1:00
  16. When the Fever Has Gone Down The Swing Kings 1:01

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