King Teddy

King Teddy

 Silver Spring, Washington, D.C., USA

Swing/JumpBlues/Rockabilly. Take the infectious swing of Louis Prima, the driving rockabilly of Brian Setzer, the smooth jump blues of Louis Jordan, add a dash of Beatle-juice, put a crown on it and -- viola! King Teddy! With a great lead singer and soaring sax they'll make you Jump Jive & Wail!


"Whatever happened to the Swing revival? Its here. King Teddy stir it up, shake it up, and put the swing back where it belongs." --Leicester Bangs

Finalist, The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, 2013 Session I, Mike Sottong for "Intoxicated" from the King Teddy album Stirred and Shaken.

Winner, Wammie for the ep, A Very Teddy Christmas.
2012 Swing/Big Band Recording

Winner of two Wammies for the cd, Stirred and Shaken.
2010 Debut Recording
2010 Swing/Big Band Recording

Performed at the 2011 Wammies held February 19, 2012. We played two original tunes from Stirred and Shaken: "I Don't Mind" and "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz & Tweedlee Dee".

Multiple Wammie (Washington Area Music Awards) nominations:
Swing/Big Band Group (9 times)
Swing/Big Band Vocalist (Mike Sottong) (8 times)
Record Design

Named 2008 Best of Fairfax for band/musician by the readers of the Fairfax Times.


"A Very Teddy Christmas" A nifty trio of holiday tunes including two catchy original compositions and a brand new instrumental take on a seasonal classic.

"Stirred and Shaken" featuring 14 original tracks and one swung out Beatles tune has been released!

"Short Stack" a six-song EP from 2003 has been re-released for digital download only. Contains 4 original songs and two swinging covers (including the Beatles' "The Ballad of John and Yoko").

Set List

5 Months 2 Weeks 2 Days
All Along (original)
All Shook Up
Anybody But You (original)
Ballad of John and Yoko (a la Louis Prima)
Banana Split for My Baby
Barnyard Boogie
Beautiful Blues
Bim Bam !
Blue Jean Bop
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz & Tweedle Dee (original)
Closer To The Bone
Child In My Eyes (original)
Dixie Peach
Flip Flop and Fly
Forever (original)
French Poodle
Hey Girl (our version of Hey Girl, Hey Boy)
Hot Rod Concerto
I DonÂ’t Mind (original)
I'll Come Running Back To You
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Intoxicated (original)
I Will
Jump, Jive and Wail
Knock Me a Kiss
La Grippe
Mean Woman Blues
Phantom of Main & Ordinary Street (original)
Rooster Rock
Route 66
Say Something (original)
Skyscraper Rock