Swing Thing - 3 or 4p Band
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** We have had
the pleasure of working with this trio over recent weeks and are happy to
recommend them to you. They are fun and lively and by the end of their 4
weeks here we had a number of clients travelling to the venue because they
had had heard great reports.
Please call Mick or myself if you want further
player Steve Robinson believes swing music and early rock had plenty in
”The last of the swingers became the first of the rockers,” he
”The transitional figures like Louis Jordan, Bill Haley, Louis Prima
and Ray Charles were all influenced by jazz and blues. “Rock in the mid
1950s was a lot different to the rock of today. It was basically acoustical
music and it had more swing.”
The Brisbane-based pianist and singer leads a
band called, not surprising, The Swing Thing.
The eclectic and accomplished
group performs a variety of styles.
”We play jazz, blues, swing, boogie
woogie and early rock,” he says.
”They are all linked to a strong melodic
and rhythmic base which is what drives our group. “Boogie woogie is seldom
heard today. It’s played eight to the bar, which is a challenge to many
pianists. Rhythm and blues is also out of the musical mainstream, but played
well it can communicate to an audience.
The trio also features Jason
Williams on bass and Warwick Kennington on drums.
”As well as playing our
instruments, the three of us sing either solo, or in three part harmony,”
”We don’t use any electrical enhancements whatsoever.
Swing Thing is the real thing.
Thing are influenced by a wide spectrum of composers and stylists but our
main-stay would be
The Swing Thing Sample Repertoire:
All My Lovin .
Banana Split .
Basin St .
Be My Guest
Beat Me Daddy
. Beyond The Sea
. Blood Shot Eyes
. Blow Wind Blow
Blueberry Hill . Buena Sera
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