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)
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").
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
Bim Bam !
Blue Jean Bop
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz & Tweedle Dee (original)
Closer To The Bone
Child In My Eyes (original)
Flip Flop and Fly
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
Jump, Jive and Wail
Knock Me a Kiss
Mean Woman Blues
Phantom of Main & Ordinary Street (original)
Say Something (original)