Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Brings Hepcat Heat to Cascade Stage on December 6
For Immediate Release
Jefferson Public Radio and The Cascade Theatre ring in the holiday season with a swinging, retro holiday concert featuring swing kings Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on December 6, 2011 at Redding's Historic Cascade Theatre at 7:30pm. Expect to hear the band many consider the modern standard bearer of swing music today rework yuletide classics like “Blue Christmas,” “Jingle Bells” and “We Three Kings” into rollicking Big Band extravaganzas. They will also throw in a few new songs of their own -- “Zat You Santa Claus” and “Rock-A-Billy Christmas” from their holiday recording “Everything You Want for Christmas” are cool enough to keep a snowman from melting, while “Mr. Heatmiser” (from the ‘70s-era Claymation television special “The Year Without Santa Claus”) sizzles with hepcat heat.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy revived big band music in the '90s by giving the swing music of the '40s and '50s a healthy dose of youthful energy. Formed in Los Angeles in 1992, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy quickly built a following by playing regularly on the local lounge circuit to Gen-Xers enamored with the kitschy charm of the cocktail nation. In the mid-‘90s, the Los Angeles septet first gained mainstream popularity and kicked off the swing revival with their breakthrough appearance in the film “Swingers.” They began touring ferociously, delivering killer shows night after night that included Rat Pack lingo and zoot suit flair. The chemistry between the band members, like the success that soon followed, was evident.
Carrying on in the tradition of the legendary big bands and orchestras like the Glen Miller Orchestra, Benny Goodman, and the Count Basie Big Band; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs hundreds of concerts each year. Their energetic performances sell out shows to enthusiastic audiences of all ages in cities around the world. As committed to their music as the swing era lifestyle, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is not only known for their impeccable performances, but for their classic suit and fedora styling and gentlemanly demeanor. Their fans span generations, filling concert halls around the country for shows that transport audiences back to a more wholesome, optimistic time.
Tickets for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas at the Cascade Theatre can be purchased online at www.cascadetheatre.org or by phone at 530-243-8877. The Cascade Theatre/Jefferson Public Radio Performance Series is sponsored by US Bank.
Additional Resources: Official Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Press Website
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