Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ~ Rattle Them Bones Tour
Contemporary swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy comes to the Lyric this November for a rousing night of multi-platinum hits. Featuring singles like “Go Daddy-O,” “You and Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby),” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit,” the group from Southern California made the whole country groove with their rowdy fusion of classic American sounds from swing, jazz, Dixieland, and big-band music. You might know the famous septet from the cult-classic film “Swingers” or their performance at the Super Bowl XXXIII half-time show in 1999.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was originally created in Ventura, California in 1989 by their leader Scotty Morris, who still fronts the band. The name was inspired by a meeting between Morris and legendary blues guitarist Albert Collins, when Collins signed a poster for Morris which read ‘To Scotty, the big bad voodoo daddy.” The rest is history as the group has been producing highly acclaimed material since their days at the Brown Derby Nightclub in Los Angeles. Throughout their 16 year career, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have sold out shows at the Hollywood Bowl, played a symphony show with the US Air Force Orchestra, appeared on a number of national TV shows including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and wrote theme music for ESPN. Recently, the group has released their latest album, entitled How Big Can You Get? A Tribute to Cab Calloway. The album revives the work of the famous American jazz singer and bandleader, who helped the country get through the Depression of the 1930s with his energetic voice and unparalleled musicianship. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is certainly giving him justice. As front man Morris assures, “this is the best and most ferocious we’ve ever sounded.”
The group continues to perform across the country and their music airs on the hottest television shows, most recently on Dancing with the Stars. Having appeared in over sixty movies and shows, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s wild and rocking shows put an exciting twist on the swing of the 1940s and 50s.
We dare you to sit still!
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