Swingin Harpoon

Swingin Harpoon

BandBluesAmericana

Blowin, Swingin and Funked Up for 2014

Harmonica Driven Florida Grown Music
Big City Swingin Funk & Soulful Florida grown Music !

Harmonica Horn sounds and thundering rhythm section !

Performing energetic and tasteful Shows throughout the United States.

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Biography

What Folks are Saying ....

' Swingin' Harpoon is one of the best acts to ever get on one of my stages!! Awesome, boys. '
Tommy Lee Cook, Owner Buckingham Blues Bar

' This Florida Band (Swingin Harpoon) has a big sound and a memorable stage presence! A sound that embodies of big band and blues, highlighted by a wailing harmonica, makes for a unique and memorable blues sound'.
STEVE CENTANNI, MUSIC EDITOR, LAGNIAPPE, MOBILE AL.

“''The vibe in the room was special and the band was playing on all cylinders . The stage was hot from the fireworks that were missed from the night before & you guys were smoking !''”
Steve Howell, Pat Ramsey & The Blues Disciples


'' Swingin Harpoon Band delivers a sharp, solid sound.... It's (Swingin Harpoon Band) comprised of some of the most talented blues musicians playing it's mix of Detroit blues and jazzy swing...''
KATI SCHARDL, MUSIC EDITOR TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

" You Guys Kick Butt ! "

PETE SANDOVAL, BLUES FORTYONE CLUB, Boca Raton Fl

From a lifetime love of blues & swing influence, and after being everyone else's harmonica player, Mike ‘Salty’ Lanigan conceptualized a swingingblues band, then fine picked his musicians and started working on SWINGIN HARPOON, performing original songs and quality covers. Music genres from big city blues, swing, rockabilly & funk.
Music with passion!

Blowing his first harp in a bar at age 14, Salty has learned the workings of the live music business. Salty got his licks from early riffs of Magic Dick (J.Geils), Steve Cash (Ozark Mountain Daredevils), Fingers Taylor (Jimmy Buffet), and the Late Pat Ramsey & William Clarke.

Opening or performing with such artists as GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS Clarence Carter, Derek Trucks, and also Pat Ramsey & The Blues Disciples, Eddie Kirkland, Jason Ricci, Biscuit Miller, Watermelon Slim, Eric Culbertson, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Eddie House Rocking Shaw, Bill ‘ The Sauce Boss’ Wharton, Georgia Satellites, Herbie Mann, Spyro Gyra, Atlanta Rhythym Section, Starship, Billy Dean, Terry Clark, Tom Gribbon, T.C. Carr, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, Confederate Railroad, Billy Dean, Tracy Byrd, Joe Nichols, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Collie, Jeanie Sealy, Janie Fricke and many more.

Founder Mike 'Salty' Lanigan has worked with various musicians including the renowned Clarence 'Big C' Seay, (a jazz bassist formally with Winton Marsalis), Rick Lollar, Roosevelt Collier, Jamie Eubanks, Bicuit Miller and more...

Festivals....
PAT RAMSEY MEMORIAL FESTIVAL
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
TALLAHASSEE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012,2013
EDDIE FEST I 2010& II 2011 PENSACOLA FL
WOODSTORK CRAWFORDVILLE FL
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
SOUTHERN MUSIC RISING FESTIVAL Monticello Fl
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

And Many More....

Venues.....
BUCKINGHAM'S BLUES BAR, FT. MEYERS
BRADFORDVILLE BLUES CLUB, TALLAHASSEE FLA.
PARADISE BAR & GRILL, PENSACOLA FL
PIGFEST 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
OCEAN BLUES SARASOTA
ACES, BRADENTON
DOWNTOWN BLUES CLUB
EDDY TEACH'S, ST GEORGE ISLAND
THE BIG EASY, HOLLYWOOD FL
HAVANA BLUES FESTIVAL DEPLOYED TROOPS 2010, 2011,2012 HAVANA FL
SOUTHERN PINES BLUES & BBQ, PERRY FL
HOLLYWOOD FL AMPHITHEATRE
ENGLEWOODS, ENGLEWOOD FL
FRET'S, PASCAGOULA MISS
RIVERCITY BREWING COMPANY, JACKSONVILLE FL
SCHOONER WHARF, KEY WEST FL
THE ALLEY BLUES CLUB, SANFORD FL
MARCOS, DOTHAN AL
THE BLUES TAVERN, MOBILE AL
ALBANY RIVER JAM, ALBANY GA
PLAY YBOR, TAMPA FL
LITTLE FISH HUGE POND , SANFORD FL
FULL SAIL, ORLANDO FL
TALLAHASSEE NIGHTS LIVE, TALLAHASSEE FL
ENGLEWOODS, ENGLEWOOD FL
CLEMATIS AT NIGHT, WEST PALM BEACH FL
PARADISE BAR & GRILL, PENSACOLA FL
STINKY'S, FLORIDA
BLUES FORTYONE, BOCA RATON FL
THE MELTING POINT, ATHENS GA.
MARSHSIDE MAMAS, SOUTH CAROLINA
SEACREST LAGOON, SEACREST LAGOON BCH FL
TALLAHASSEE JAZZ & BLUES FEST
HARRY A'S, ST. GEORGE ISLAND
SHOOTER'S , ALBANY GA
FODORS GROVE, ORLANDO
SUMMER SIZZILIN CONCERT SERIES
THE GRILL 192, MELBOURNE FLA.
PINEAPPLE WILLY'S, PANAMA CITY BEACH
BULLWINKLES SALOON, TALLAHASSEE FLA.
THE WAREHOUSE, TALLAHASSEE FLA.
TALLAHASSEE FAIRGROUNDS
THE LEGION HALL, TALLAHASSEE FLA.
DOWNTOWN MONTICELLO
DOWNTOWN TALLAHASSEE
FLOYDS MUSIC STORE, TALLAHASSEE FLA.
STONE CRAB FESTIVAL, ST. MARKS FLA.
WOODSTORK FESTIVAL, CRAWFORDVILLE FLA.
OUZTS TOO, NEWPORT FLA.
SOUTH WOODSTOCK, SOUTHWOOD FLA.
THE PLAZA, THOMASVILLE GA.
RED WOLF SALOON, FT. GAINES GA
THE MOCKINGBIRD, TALLAHASSEE FL
THE RIVERSIDE CAFE, ST. MARKS Fl
BIG ANDY'S, OCILLA GA
YOUR MAMAZ HOUSE, BILOZI MS
TROPICS, MOBILE AL
KREWE DE GRAS, TALLAHASSEE FL
TAMARA'S TAPAS BAR, APALACHICOLA FL

and many more venues....

Discography


2008-American Without Prefix
2010- Live at The Bradfordville Blues Club
2011- A Full Sail Session
2013- Only Trash Litters