Southern California has many great bands to swing dance to, from genuine 20’s and 30’s bands, to huge groups, to jump blues and rockabilly rings. We have been spoiled! At this time, it appears that 20’s/30’s Gypsy Jazz/Dixieland Jazz is all the rage (simply look at the quantity of bands in that genre). Of the groups inside category, the Ca Feetwarmers (see picture above) appear to have a few of the most devoted followers (and for valid reason – they truly are exceptional).
You can find probably most great groups missing with this listing, simply because We haven’t got a chance to see all of them however face-to-face… Many apologies to those instead of this list..
- Johnny Boyd – had been the lead singer towards the much-loved-by-Swing-dancer musical organization, Indigo Swing. He’s today solo and on trip, but still draws a great audience of Swing dancers. Oh, and he plays all of the “hits” from Indigo Swing, if you liked them, you need to surely see Johnny!
- Stompy Jones – This had previously been probably the # 1 favorite Swing performer musical organization but their appeal has actually waned since the deviation of the beloved lead singer, “Pops”. However, they came in number 2 into the 2013 Los Angeles Lindy Hop Desert Island Swing Band poll. Find them at Disneyland, PBDA, along with other therefore. Cal. venues.
- The fortunate Stars – Self-deprecating words and danceable tunes get this to Western move musical organization really awesome. Check always all of them down at locations like Joe’s Bar. They arrived it at #8 within the 2013 Los Angeles Lindy Hop Desert Island Swing Band poll.
- Dustbowl Revival – actually preferred huge roots/jazz/Americana band. They don’t always play danceable tracks, but they’re always great and also tremendous energy. The Dustbowl Revival had been voted the number 1 live musical organization in LA by Los Angeles Weekly magazine (beating out bands from other genres).