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