Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Wild & Swinging’ Holiday Party$38.50 – $58.50 Buy Tickets
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild And Swingin’ Holiday Party! For nearly 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world while their unique and spirited “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” has become an eagerly anticipated annual family event.
Singer and band leader Scotty Morris says, “If you’re going to go to a holiday show with your family, this is the one! It really does offer something for everyone.” Drawing on a rich catalogue of holiday classics and Christmas originals from the band’s two full length holiday albums, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings it’s world renowned live show and fun and quirky take on the holidays to you. Fun arrangements of classics in Big Bad Voodoo Daddy style include Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and Winter Wonderland. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is the “Andrew’s Sisters” meets the blues and the just-as-classic Heat Misersong transports listeners back to yet another beloved holiday television special.
The band rips through Chuck Berry’s “Run, Run Rudolph,” Lou Rawls’ “Merry Christmas Baby” and slows things down nice and easy for Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas.” Detours to New Orleans for “Frosty the Snowman” and the Caribbean for a calypso-style “A Party For Santa” keep things interesting. They also take a moment to reflect on the beauty and spirituality of the holidays with their moving arrangement of “We Three Kings.” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has always made writing original music a priority and the holidays are no exception. Rockabilly Christmas “Last Night (I Went Out With Santa Claus),” “Christmas Time in Tinsel Town” and the beautiful and reflective “It Feels Like Christmas Time” are the band’s take on the many feelings of the holidays. With over two decades together, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is still picking up steam and continues to tour, record and entertain Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since it’s formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world–in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, co- founded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s all original core line-up includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen “The Kid” Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arrangements).