WellSwung Daddies play a mixture of arrangements from the Swing Band Big Band era with 11 members including a 5 piece horn section, male and female vocals, double bass, guitar, piano, and drums. They are a big band in the style of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Louis Jordan, Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles. The bring their unique style to their original songs and big band classics made famous by the Great Gatsby era and the prohibition years. The arrangements are transcribed and arranged from original recordings and selected for their modern interpretation of Swing, Jive, Rock n Roll, Lindy Hop and Jazz.
The Daddies have recently appeared at the Manly Jazz Festival 2014, Warwick Jumpers and Jazz Festival, Cooly Rocks On Festival and The Gangster Ball at the Tivoli in Brisbane.
The band is based in the Byron Shire NSW and features, Belle Hendrik and Mick Buckley on Vocals, Derek Siddon and Mal Bateman on trumpets, Steve Sax on Baritone, Andy Hills on Sax and Clarinet, Joshua Booyens on trombone, Steve McLeod on guitar, Mark Bromley on double bass, Wally Kafoa on drums, Phil Shepherd on piano, plus sound engineer & PA system all working together to recreate that that big band sound that is the WellSwung Daddies.
The WellSwung Daddies are an ideal band for your next Wedding Reception, Corporate Function, Private Party, Birthday Party, Festival, dinner dance or special occasion.
"Great Live Band, Great night. This well presented 10 piece band is about high energy and lots of fun. From Swing, to R&B, Jive to Rock n Roll they play it so well". (Graham Sinclair)
The WellSwung Daddies have attracted a large following of Swing and Rock n Roll dancers, from Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. Based in Byron Bay, Northern NSW they have played at venues up and down the coast, including corporate awards nights in Coffs Harbour at the Cex Club, Sanctuary Cove, The Greenhouse Tavern in Coffs Harbour for the SwingKatz, The Morrison Hotel Brisbane for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, The Beach Hotel Byron Bay, The Rails Byron Bay, Parties and Corporate Functions in the Byron Bay and Gold Coast areas, the Tweed Valley Jazz Club, Twin Towns, The Gold Coast City Jazz Club, Cooly Rocks On Festival Coolangatta, Southport Sharks Club, The Brisbane Jazz Club, The Gangsters Ball at the Tivoli in Brisbane, The Jumpers & Jazz Festival in Warwick and, The Manly Boatshed and The Manly Jazz Festival Sydney.