While spending my career in broadcasting--radio and television--my avocation has been to form and operate a number of bands. I ran a swing band for 25 years, a combo doing old rock 'n roll, beach, and standards I've fronted for some 20 years. More recently, i updated the swing with 'Swing Set,' doing more current swing hits. I play lead sax and sing, and we have an excellent female vocalist and great instrumental players and soloists.
How We Got Started
I wanted to update the music I had been playing for decades, and with the popularity of Buble', Lady GaGa, Rod Stewart and many others renewing the 'vibe' of this music, I wanted to offer this music on the local scene. It has been a blast!
Our Ideal Customer
We do our share of weddings, fund-raisers, parties, and events, but my favorite is surprising the tourists--our version of the flash mob! I just love seeing the reaction of folks passing by to this great music and lots of folks dancing. It's a real 'kick in the head,' to quote Dean Martin (who would be 100 this year)
Upcoming Events & Promotions
Swing Set started the tradition of closing Cannon Music Camp with a huge party. This year, it comes at the Living Learning Center on the ASU campus and should, again, be a blast!
After a hugely successful fundraiser in the summer of 2016, Swing Set returns to the fabulous setting of the Blue Ridge Mountain Club near Blowing Rock for another terrific event!
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