Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Corks & Forks - Saturday, August 23, 2008

For the second year in a row weather forced us inside from the beautiful patio of the Westminster Westin's Convention Center. They even had a stage for us this year.

The Swingin' Seven performed for the National Sports Center for the Disabled annual fundrasing events, Corks and Forks. In addition to live music from 3-7 performed by the Swingin' Seven, there were several distributors pouring wine, beer and other acoholic beverages for tasting. And a silent auction that featured sports equipment and memorabilia donated by local vendors and sports teams.

Despite the afternoon deluge that forced us to make a hasty retreat into the convention center, we had a great time and recieved several very nice comments on our music. We even took a couple of requests that had patrons smiling from ear to ear.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Avery Brewing 15th Anniversary Party

The Swingin' Seven made its third appearance in as many years at the annual Avery Brewing Anniversary Partythis last weekend on Sunday, August 3rd, 2008. The folks at Avery have a gift for picking the hottest day of the year for the event, but some clouds and even a few sprinkles here and there, made the heat seem not so bad. And of course there were plenty of excellent refreshments available to cool down one's parched throat.

We performed to a very receptive crowd from 12:3o to 2:00 featuring our signature swing tunes and even featured three vocalists for the gig. Adam Kuyt sang "You, Me and the Bottle Makes Three", Jan McLoughlin sang, "How 'Bout You" and "Taking A Chance On Love Again" and Pam Rowen sang, "Straighten Up and Fly Right".

The band also played some tunes relatively new to the line up: "Brazil", "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie", "Tuxedo Junction" and Artie Shaw's "Hop, Skip and Jump".