For over 20 years, DOC SCANLON has rocked the capitals of the world from Albany, New York to St. Petersburg, Russia with an exciting blend of Big Band Swing and Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues. Style and showmanship has made the band a popular concert and club attraction both on their own and in appearances with such diverse performers as B.B. King, Asleep at the Wheel and the late Woody Herman. Audiences can't resist the boogie-down feeling of classic tunes by Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller, Nat King Cole, The Temptations, Chuck Berry or Ray Charles — put a dance floor in front of this band and flying feet fill it. Doc Scanlon’s signature sound is based on the hot horn section of Riff Baxter’s trumpet and Cliff Lyon’s tenor sax, backed by the tight rhythms supplied by Don Young on guitar, Gene Garone on drums and Doc Scanlon on bass. All the band members share smooth lead and harmony vocals on swinging jazz, raging rock and motivatin’ Motown which culminate in a powerful, punchy big sound — a bigger sound than people ever expect from a five-piece combo. To top it off, songbird Colleen Pratt joins the boys with her powerful vocalizing combining the swing of Ella with the blues of Etta. All live performances feature a selection of favorites from the band’s repertoire — a versatile combination of jumpin' blues, big band swing, classic Motown and 1950’s & 60’s roots rock ‘n roll. They currently tour up and down the East Coast and enjoy rabid receptions in such cities as Boston, Mass. and Washington, D.C, as well as their home turf in Upstate New York.
Doc Scanlon (String and Electric Bass),
Don Young (Guitar and Ukulele),
Riff Baxter (Trumpet),
Cliff Lyons (Saxophone),
Gene Garone (Drums),
Colleen Pratt (Vocals)