Swing DeVille

Swing DeVille

BandJazzAcoustic

They draw their musical influences not only from the early Western Swing sound, but also from Old-Time Fiddle, Bluegrass, Big Band, Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Pop Music of the 20's through the 40's, and a variety of traditional and contemporary styles.

Biography

Blending stringed instruments and a myriad of musical styles, this ensemble creates a unique, "unplugged" listening experience. They draw their musical influences not only from the early Western Swing sound, but also from Old-Time Fiddle, Bluegrass, Big Band, Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Pop Music of the 20's through the 40's, and a variety of traditional and contemporary styles. In addition, the band continues to compose original songs and add them to its repertoire. Swing De Ville has a stage presentation designed to delight concert audiences and dancers alike. Their lively stage show is known for it's musical energy and is sure to make you pat your foot.

The band is comprised of four to six, young and not so young men who's experiences include fiddle contest championships, working Nashville bands, opening act for Bill Monroe and more. They play acoustically, with or without a P.A. system, on quality vintage instruments, and can quickly adjust to fit any volume level or ambiance. Whether a hoedown, a waltz, or a jitterbug, these guys can swing it, cool it, or burn the barn down.

Discography

Swing DeVille is working on their 3rd album. Both thier preceding albums are self-titled. They are available on cd baby and on their website. cdbaby.com/swingdeville
www.swingdeville.com

Set List

We play a variety of sets according to the venue we are playing. We typically mix things up and do standard repertoire of Django, Bob Wills, Nat "King" Cole, Benny Goodman, and a lot of origionals in those styles.
Here is an example of a typical set:

Coquette
Leibestraum
Honeysuckle Rose
Walking in the Moonlight
Snowflake Reel
Swing Gitan
Bossa DeVille
China Boy
Sweet Sue
Crazy
Gypsy in My Soul
It Don't Mean a Thing

Limehouse Blues
Staighten Up and Fly Right
Douce Ambience
Swing Guitars
L.O.V.E.
I'll See You in My Dreams
Shiek of Araby
Night and Day
J' Attendrai
Cactus Setup
I'm Begginning to See the Light
Little Glass of Wine

Lady Be Good
Hillbilly Bound
Only Fools are Possitive
Chocolate Noir
Jersey Bounce
Sweet Georgia Brown
Minor Swing
Menilmontant
Cheek to Cheek
You Can Depend On Me
Swing 42
Troublant Bolero
Django's Tiger
Avalon