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 will put on a street dance in downtown Boone June 2nd to celebrate the milestone of the marquee and facade of the historic Appalachian Theater
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!
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