The Slicked Up 9's
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The Slicked Up 9's

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1998

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Established on Jan, 1998
Band Blues Americana




"Philadelphia Children’s Alliance"

"The Slicked Up 9's are the absolute best band ever...thank you all so much for another stellar performance. The event would not be the same without you! ...I cannot thank you enough for setting the stage that established the best party atmosphere for the Bear Affair Thursday evening. I cannot begin to tell you how many people raved about the music, your style, and the presentation." - Jan Hatchard, Director of Development

"Eastern University"

"It was fantastic. You guys all sounded excellent and everyone had a blast. No one could stop talking about how great the band was!" - ETHELS Swing Club members

"Various wedding clients"

"Thank you for making our wedding amazing! We still find ourselves talking about how great you were and going over all the songs you played. In no way would it have been the same without you guys. I hope you had half as much fun as we did."

"Thanks for doing such a great job and making our wedding reception such an awesome event! I heard nothing but compliments on our reception and entertainment. The music was great!"

"The ease in which you and the band set up, the attentiveness you showed to the venue and the joy [The Slicked Up 9's] exhibited while playing really did make our wedding. Thank you!!!!" -

"Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA"

“The Slicked Up 9's have an untouchable talent when it comes to wing-tip tappin', suspender stompin', fedora flippin' swing. The boys add a raw edge to the swing scene with a fantastic combo of originals and covers, both from this swing generation and the one past. The 9's are fast approaching stardom, so it is recommended that you see them now, so you can say, ‘I knew them when...’” - Ali Fisk, Swing Club president

"Lehigh University"

“The Slicked Up 9's are not only a fantastic sounding band but they get the students moving, and at Lehigh that's a chore! The band members are professional, personable and very easy to work with; not a big ego to be found in the group. The band members look and act of the part of the "swing era", they're fun, exciting and very entertaining!” - Ginger DeBias, Student Life

"Lafayette College, Easton, PA"

“The Slicked Up 9's were professional and fun. Based on their performance from last year alone, they had a crowd of people waiting outside for the band to start. As long as The Slicked Up 9'e were playing, people were dancing. Not even half way through the night people were already requesting another night of swing music with the band.” - Carrie Baker, Lafayette Activities Forum

"Community Bike Works Benefit at Crocodile Rock Café, Allentown, PA"

“The Slicked Up 9's cranked up the music and the dance floor got crowded. Everyone had a great time partying to the high-energy music of The Slicked Up 9's!”

“I was impressed by the professionalism and high energy of the group!”

“Great group! Terrific sense of swing and how to make it contemporary.” - Nick Mittica, Event Chair / Gail McMalcin, Board Member / JC Rochelle, Board Chair

"Bethlehem Musikfest Association Summer Concert Series"

“What’s better than a guaranteed good time with a phenomenal live swing band? Pretty much nothing! The boys from The Slicked Up 9‘s were all I hoped for and more. They brought a mixed crowd of fun-loving, swing-jiving fans out in the sweltering heat and performed with more energy and stamina than most can do at the perfect venue. Did I mentioned they looked great at the same time?! What a terrific band to work with!” - Farah Vallera, Program Coordinator

"The Ric Cherwin Agency, entertainment promotions for the US Open Tennis Championship"

“On behalf of the US Tennis Agency …thank you for performing at the US Open. You were a big hit with the crowds. Keep up the good work and thanks for doing a great job.” - Ric Cherwin


Still working on that hot first release.



Tired of the same old band? ...It's time to demand more from your music!

Founded at Lehigh University in 1998, the Slicked Up 9's unleash a high-energy tribute to the original R&B music - Jump Blues. Decades ago Jump Blues was belted out from blazing horns to steaming dance floors, forgotten soon after as it was simplified, watered-down, and repackaged as Rock 'n Roll for the mainstream. 

Now in the 21st Century, the 9's draw upon blues, jump, swing, jazz and rockabilly influences to remind the world that music can be rich with colorful soul, driving with heavy swing, and blaring with dynamic exuberance that either brings you to your feet... or knocks you back on your seat.​

​The 9's history speaks for itself, but nothing can be as convincing as experiencing a live show in the flesh- hearing a wall of sound explode from the 5-piece horn section, feeling the pounce of the upright bass on your chest, seeing a collection of handsome fella's and surrounded by enthusiastic audience members clapping and dancing with elation. 

Whether at a restaurant or bar, college, swing dance, wedding or private event, the Slicked Up 9’s have taken musical diversity to new levels and captivate any audience they face. 

Check out our videos here! 

Past Gigs​
  • Musikfest- 9x at the largest free festival in US
  • Opened for The Cherry Poppin' Daddies
  • Opened for The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Opened for Johnny Boyd (of Indigo Swing)
  • Philadelphia Welcome America 
  • WDIY's Anniversary Celebration - Live Radio Broadcast
  • US Open Tennis Championship-3 shows
  • The State Theater, Easton PA
  • Sunnybrook Ballroom 
  • Steel Stacks, Bethlehem PA - 6 times
  • Rittenhouse Row Festival, Philadelphia 
  • Riverfusion, Bethlehem 
  • Dorney Park Bandstand 
  • Lehigh Valley Blues & Jazz Fest
  • PENN’s Spring Fling 
  • Millenium Music Conference, Harrisburg
  • Wildwood Crest Bandstand
  • Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
  • Beach Haven NJ Bandstand
  • Hazelton Funfest
Noteworthy Rooms
  • Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia PA
  • Steel Stacks Town Square, Bethlehem PA
  • The Twisted Tail, Philadelphia PA
  • Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe PA
  • Warmdaddy's, Philadelphia PA
  • Brooklyn Brewery, NYC
  • Windows on the World, World Trade Ctr, NYC
  • Zanzibar Blue, Philadelphia PA
  • Bourbon & Branch, Philadelphia PA
  • RUBA Club, Philadelphia PA
  • The Wooden Match, Bethlehem PA
  • Pig Pen Sports Bar, Allentown PA
  • Crocodile Rock Café, Allentown PA
  • The Crowbar, State College PA
  • Joe Pop’s, Long Beach Island NJ
  • Shorty’s, Kutztown PA
  • The Number 5, Binghamton NY
  • John Street Bar & Grill, NYC
  • Blaggards Pub, NYC
  • Atlantic Jazz Yard, Rehoboth DE

​Swing Dance Venues
  • Swingkat, Pottstown PA
  • Saturday Night Fishfry, Philadelphia PA
  • Chevy Chase Ballroom, DC
  • Connolley's, NYC
  • Philadelphia Swing Dance Society
  • Jersey Jumpers
  • The Supper Club, NYC
  • Jack Rose Restaurant, NYC
  • Swing 46, NYC
  • The Five Spot, Philadelphia PA
  • Allentown Swing Dance Society
  • Lehigh University Swing Club
  • Princeton University Swing Club
  • Eastern University Swing Club
  • TCNJ University Swing Club

College Performances

  • Binghamton University
  • DeSales University
  • Drexel University 
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Eastern University
  • Goucher College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University - over 40 Shows! 
  • Moravian College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New York Universtiy (NYU)
  • The Crowbar at PSU
  • Princeton University
  • Rosemont College
  • St.Francis College
  • Shippensburg University
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • Susquehanna University 
  • Sweet Briar College
  • The College of New Jersey 
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Washington & Lee University 


  • Philadelphia Children's Alliance
  • American Red Cross
  • The Academy of Music
  • St Christopher's Foundation For Children
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Allentown Community Bike Works
  • Freedom Valley Disability Center
  • American Cancer Society
  • Leadership Harrisburg
  • Leukemia Society
  • Swing 46 Homeless Drive Dance
  • 21st Century Society
  • Illick's Mill Project
  • ...Among Other Benefits

Band Members