The Swingin' Swamis

Dance Band from Baltimore, MD - Will travel up to 100 miles
3 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2002

$400 - $1200 per hour
About
About The Band:
First and foremost a "Party Band", The Swingin' Swamis compliment any occasion. Whether you are entertaining guests at an intimate cocktail party or looking for a high energy dance band, The Swingin' Swamis have the music and veteran showmanship to satisfy your needs. Their songbook is vast, with styles ranging from R&B, Soul, Rock-N-Roll to Contemporary Pop, Jazz, Latin and World Rhythms.There is no better band for your event.

Since 1997, The Swingin' Swamis have provided the music for hundreds of corporate and private functions, weddings, music and arts festivals, restaurants and night clubs. Noteworthy performances include: The Kennedy Center, MusikFest 2005, Artscape 2004 & 2005, The Ram's Head Live (opening for The B-52's), The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Maryland Film Festival.

Band Members:
Snackie Hillman-Keyboards, Vocals, Band Manager
Eddie Chabot-Electric Bass, Vocals
Chris Lerch-Drums
John Dierker-Tenor Sax
Chris Bavaria-Guitar, Vocals
Kerra Holtgren-Female Vocalist (Available Upon Request)

Discography:
1. The Swingin' Swamis (our debut CD recorded at Baltimore's ACR studios and released in April 2001)
2. Songs & Other Misdemeanors (12 original songs recorded at Baltimore's ACR studios and released in February 2003)
3. Sookie! Sookie! (16 Song disc recorded at Invisible Sound Studios featuring classic songs such as It's Your Thing, Peter Gunn, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Night Train as well as original material. Released in March 2005)
4. Dancing Shoes (10 Song disc recorded at Invisible Sound Studios featuring classic songs such as At Last and Mustang Sally as well as original material. Released in April of 2007)
5. Shake (6 Song digital release highlighting the 5 guys and their singing chops. Released in November of 2009)

Wedding Services:

Voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 !!!

The Swingin' Swamis have provided the soundtrack for over a hundred weddings.

The band offers several options to meet your needs and budget. Our core band (4 piece band) consists of drums, electric bass, electric guitar and keyboards, 3 of us sing. Options for hiring the band are as follows:

- 4 Piece Band (Core Band)
- 5 Piece Band (Core band with the addition of a sax player or female vocalist)
- 6 Piece Band (Full band with sax and female vocalist)

Let us know which option you are most interested in or we can provide rates for all of the above.

Our wedding rates are based on several other factors:
1. Location/Address
2. The type of venue and their load-in/load-out requirements
3. Start and end time for the band
4. Is parking provided?
5. Learning music outside of our existing repertoire
6. The date and day of the week

When we provide a PA system, the wedding party, family and friends are welcome to use our PA system for toasts and announcements. Our PA system includes a iPod player.

If you need an MC for your wedding reception, the band's leader (Snackie) is available to MC and introduce the wedding party.

Our rates include loading in to the venue one hour prior to our contracted start. We load-out immediately at the completion of our performance.

References are available upon request.

For booking & rates, please contact Snackie.
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2018
Nov
9
Ronald McDonald House
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2010
Mar
21
11th annual Chefs by the Bay
Annapolis, MD
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Mar
19
Empty Bowls 2010-Golden Ladle Reception
Baltimore, MD
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Mar
6
Chesapeake Arts Center 10th Gala
Baltimore, MD
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2010
Feb
25
The Hon Bar
Baltimore, MD
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2010
Feb
19
Friday Night Live at Centerstage
Baltimore, MD
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2010
Feb
13
Boordy Vineyards
Hydes, MD
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2009
Nov
20
The Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD
9:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2009
Nov
12
The Hon Bar
Baltimore, MD
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2009
Oct
18
Micho's Restaurant
Reisterstown, MD
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2009
Oct
10
The Graw Days Festival
Havre de Grace, MD
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2009
Sep
11
Stan & Joe’s
Annapolis, MD
9:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Stray Cat Strut
The Stray Cats
Evil Ways
Santana
She's Not There
The Zombies
Boogie Shoes
KC & The Sunshine Band
EX'S & OH'S
Elle King
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Brickhouse
The Commodores
Bang the Drum
Todd Rundgren
Do You Love Me
The Contours
Flip, Flop & Fly
Big Joe Turner
Hard To Handle
Otis Redding
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't
Louis Jordan
Jump, Jive, An' Wail
Louis Prima
Lady Madonna
The Beatles
Low Rider
War
Oye Como Va
Tito Puente
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Shake, Rattle & Roll
Big Joe Turner, Bill Haley & His Comets
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding
Soul Man
Sam & Dave
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Wooly Bully
Sam The Sham & Pharaohs
Young Blood
The Coasters
At Last
Etta James
And I Love Her
The Beatles
Fever
Peggy Lee
Forget You
Cee Lo Green
Hey Ya
Outkast
It's Your Thing
The Isley Brothers
Walkin' After Midnight
Patsy Cline
Valerie
Amy Winehouse
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'
NANCY SINATRA
MAMBO ROCK
Bill Haley & The Comets
CHICA CHICA BOOM CHIC
CARMEN MIRANDA
PERHAPS PERHAPS PERHAPS
DORIS DAY
NIGHT TRAIN
JAMES BROWN
BLACK COFFEE
PEGGY LEE
COME ON A MY HOUSE
DELLA REESE
DADDY
JULIE LONDON
GROOVE ME
KING FLOYD
MAMA, HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN
RUTH BROWN
MR. BIGSTUFF
JEAN KNIGHT
M'LADY
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
SHOTGUN
JR. WALKER & THE ALL STARS
THINK
JAMES BROWN
WHATEVER LOLA WANTS
DELLA REESE
TEQUILA
THE CHAMPS
BLUE BOSSA
KENNY DORHAM
CANTALOUPE ISLAND
HERBIE HANCOCK
COMIN' HOME BABY
MEL TORME
GREEN ONIONS
BOOKER T. & THE MG'S
KNOCK ME A KISS
LOUIS JORDAN
ONE MINT JULEP
RUDOLPH TOOMBS
PICK UP THE PIECES
AVERAGE WHITE BAND
PINK PANTHER THEME
HENRY MANCINI
I'LL GO CRAZY
JAMES BROWN
MUSTANG SALLY
WILSON PICKETT
HAITIAN LADY
WILLIE BOBO
Dance Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
R&B Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note The Swingin' Swamis will also travel to Glen Burnie, Linthicum Heights, Riderwood, Towson, Brooklandville, Elkridge, Hanover, Chase, Ellicott City, Fort Howard, Garrison, Harmans, Lutherville Timonium, Stevenson, Glen Arm, Pasadena, Perry Hall, Randallstown, Severn, Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Columbia, Long Green, White Marsh, Fort George G Meade, Jessup, Millersville, Owings Mills, Woodstock, Annapolis Junction, Phoenix.
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