Red Mountain Swing, a great Arizona swing band brings you the captivating music of 1940s & 50s to the present with a classic glittering sound. Their specialty is playing timeless melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, fun, romantic & cool.
RMS transports you and your guests to a long-gone era of genuine romance and spirited swing. Nothing gets a party swinging like the dynamic rhythm of a ride symbol, the toe-tapping beat of an upright bass and the bold, emotive sound of a truly great horn section. And no one brings the class and style of a full-sized, all live dance band to your event better than this acclaimed group. Your guests will never forget the night you threw a party with the sound of the Red Mountain Swing.
This swing orchestra doesn't perform the run-of-the-mill party/wedding-band mix. These musicians have set themselves apart with an authentic presentation of vintage jazz standards, enchanting ballads, classic favorites, and smokin' Latin sets. Their style embraces all forms of great American music from the first half of the 20th century including standards, swing, jazz, blues, big band, & retro cha-cha, bossa, and tango – the tops for listening & dreamy for dancing! Their performance attire and stage presence complete the mood.
Their style is an ideal match for a swinging gathering at a convention, in a modern loft, an elaborate celebration for hundreds at a museum or resort, a simple garden party, or cocktails at a cafe.
Highlights of the last couple of years: Swinging at the historic Wrigley Mansion, Casino night at Westgate, Ringing in the New Year at the Carefree Resort, Playing for convention parties at Tucson's La Paloma Resort and Scottsdale area resorts, Parties at the CAF Museum surrounded by WWII era planes, a private party at Bruce Springsteen's Carefree mansion with band and guests in WWII costume, Wedding parties at the Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix Ritz Carlton, Scottsdale Fairmont and Val Vista Lakes, a gala affair and awards night at the Raven Golf Club, block parties, and municipal festivals.
-Arizona Weddings states that RMS "delivers the versatility and musical artistry to take your wedding or event to a higher level." On newsstands June 2010.
Whether you are looking for dancing, background music, cozy lounge sounds, or a concert setting for your gala, soirée, wedding ... This band has the experience, talent, and dedication to make your event unique & unforgettable.
The orchestra's music is festively suited for parties and dancing with group favorites like At Last, In the Mood, Route 66, The Way You Look Tonight, Quando Quando Quando, Mambo Swing, Fly Me to the Moon, Crazy, Fever and even YMCA. On request we've even been known to work with our patrons who want to take the microphone for selected numbers. The boss sings, the bride sings ...
Based in Phoenix, Red Mountain Swing travels the Grand Canyon State and sometimes incarnates under the name Upper East Side Big Band.
Provisional Chairman of the Band