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The Swingin' Swamis

Baltimore , MD
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LOCATION

PO Box 19932
Baltimore, MD 21211 US (map)

PHONE

410-241-5661

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ABOUT US

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,... Read more
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
Zak Fusciello-Drums
John Dierker-Tenor Sax
Chris Bavaria-Guitar, Vocals


Female Vocalist:
Kerra Holtgren-Female Vocalist (Available Upon Request)


Discography:
The Swingin' Swamis (our debut CD recorded at Baltimore's ACR studios and released in April 2001)
Songs & Other Misdemeanors (12 original songs recorded at Baltimore's ACR studios and released in February 2003)
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)
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)
Shake (6 Song digital release highlighting the 5 guys and their singing chops. Released in November of 2009) Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
4-6
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Funk, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, R&B/Soul, Rock, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I called this band a month before my daughter's 50's themed wedding over Thanksgiving weekend and they were able to do it! They were excellent! People danced all night! Professional and talented!
I called this band a month before my daughter's 50's themed wedding over Thanksgiving weekend and they were able to do it! Read more...
I called this band a month before my daughter's 50's themed wedding over Thanksgiving weekend and they were able to do it! They were excellent! People danced all night! Professional and talented! Read less
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Sandy A.
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The Swingin' Swamis played at our November 5, 2011 wedding at the Fort Myer Officers Club in Arlington, Virginia, and they were FANTASTIC! We had a very diverse -- in terms of ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, etc. -- guest list, and the Swamis' music appealed to everybody. Their lead singer, Kara Holtgren, has an amazing voice -- our first dance was to her singing a gorgeous rendition of Etta James' "At Last" -- and Snackie Hillman, who acted as our emcee, did a terrific job announcing the various events (i.e., toast, bouquet toss, father-daughter dance, etc) and keeping the reception flowing. We have received so many compliments on the Swamis since our wedding, and we would hire them again in a heartbeat if given the chance. Music is so incredibly important when you're planning a wedding, and one of the best decisions my husband and I ever made was to hire the Swingin' Swamis. If you hire them, you won't be disappointed!
The Swingin' Swamis played at our November 5, 2011 wedding at the Fort Myer Officers Club in Arlington, Virginia, and they Read more...
The Swingin' Swamis played at our November 5, 2011 wedding at the Fort Myer Officers Club in Arlington, Virginia, and they were FANTASTIC! We had a very diverse -- in terms of ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, etc. -- guest list, and the Swamis' music appealed to everybody. Their lead singer, Kara Holtgren, has an amazing voice -- our first dance was to her singing a gorgeous rendition of Etta James' "At Last" -- and Snackie Hillman, who acted as our emcee, did a terrific job announcing the various events (i.e., toast, bouquet toss, father-daughter dance, etc) and keeping the reception flowing. We have received so many compliments on the Swamis since our wedding, and we would hire them again in a heartbeat if given the chance. Music is so incredibly important when you're planning a wedding, and one of the best decisions my husband and I ever made was to hire the Swingin' Swamis. If you hire them, you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
What is your biggest fear for a wedding? That no one will have any fun. The Swingin Swami's made it happen. Somehow they managed to become part of the affair without being intrusive. They kicked off the event, seeming to enjoy every minute themselves - which was the secret. They stayed on top of the schedule and personalized each moment. It made all the difference. And, by the way, with or without the wedding, they were great performers. Just a suggestion, it really helped when I learned I could buy the band's CD's and circulate them among the crowd ahead of time. It's really cool when your guests can make requests including for the band's original stuff! My guests were very impressed that The Swingin Swami's were clearly not "just another wedding band".
What is your biggest fear for a wedding? That no one will have any fun. The Swingin Swami's made it happen. Somehow they Read more...
What is your biggest fear for a wedding? That no one will have any fun. The Swingin Swami's made it happen. Somehow they managed to become part of the affair without being intrusive. They kicked off the event, seeming to enjoy every minute themselves - which was the secret. They stayed on top of the schedule and personalized each moment. It made all the difference. And, by the way, with or without the wedding, they were great performers. Just a suggestion, it really helped when I learned I could buy the band's CD's and circulate them among the crowd ahead of time. It's really cool when your guests can make requests including for the band's original stuff! My guests were very impressed that The Swingin Swami's were clearly not "just another wedding band". Read less
Services Used: Band

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