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Johnny Boyd and his band (with special guest The Casey MacGill Trio)
Washington Hall
Seattle, WA
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Johnny Boyd and his band (with special guest The Casey MacGill Trio)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012

Celebrate the holiday season and join us for a very special dance!

We will have TWO LIVE BANDS! The Casey MacGill Trio will swing for you, and then singer, songwriter and swing lover Johnny Boyd and his band will perform LIVE your favorite Indigo Swing songs and brand new dance tunes from Johnny's new album, Never Been Blue. It's been TWELVE years since Johnny has performed Indigo Swing songs live! Don't miss this event!

Plus, a swing dance lesson with Peter Flahiff will get things started!!

@ Washington Hall
153 14th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

7:00pm: Doors open
7:30pm: Swing dance lesson with Peter Flahiff
8:00pm: The Casey MacGill Trio
9:30pm: Johnny Boyd and his band

All Ages Welcome

Tickets:
General Admission: $15 advance/ $18 at door

Swing Lover VIP Package: $50.00
Includes: Ticket to the show (1), Autographed Never Been Blue CD (1), Johnny Boyd t-shirt (1), Johnny Boyd stickers & postcards (7), AND an entry in the Johnny Boyd "Cocktails with the Crooner" Sweepstakes. If you win, Johnny and his band will perform a free private show for you and your friends in your home (or another agreed upon venue)! Drawing will be broadcast after the tour!

Ultimate Swing Lover VIP Package for Two: $225.00
Includes: Tickets to the show (2), Six autographed CD's (Indigo Swing (self-titled), All Aboard!, Red Light!, Last Word In, Starlight, Never Been Blue), Johnny Boyd t-shirts (2), Johnny Boyd stickers & postcards (14), Two entries in the Johnny Boyd "Cocktails with the Crooner" Sweepstakes, PLUS a drink with Johnny backstage before the show!


About Johnny Boyd:
Singer, Songwriter, Swing Lover!
He has the romanticism of a crooner. The boyish good looks of a classic, golden-era matinee idol. The true passion, soul and vision of a renegade artist. But it's his highly distinctive, smooth as silk vocal style that truly defines him. Long-acclaimed as one of the most versatile vocal performers of today, Boyd seamlessly blends swing, jazz, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the nostalgic charisma of a bygone era, while taking risks with his arrangements that truly show confidence in his talent.

It's been 12 years, but the former Indigo Swing frontman hasn't missed a beat. The highly prolific singer-songwriter and resident road dog, known for his extreme work ethic, can still move an audience from smiles to tears, in one sitting. With over 1,100 consecutive live performances to Boyd's credit, more than 100,000 records sold, and thousands of loyal and devoted fans worldwide, he is now gearing up for more.

August 2012 marked the much-anticipated release of Boyd's full-length album entitled Never Been Blue. This most recent work finds him flexing his musical muscle and moving into territory never explored with Indigo Swing, all while staying true to his crooning roots.

Comments Boyd: "I'm a romantic. I try to be optimistic. My songs have always involved classic themes about everyday life: dreams, disappointments and sacrifices...and hope for better days."

Perhaps critic Chris Jorgensen best sums up Boyd's appeal: "In the hands of lesser talent, it would have felt like a novelty. But Boyd clearly loves each song he performs, and he reinforces the old musical maxim that no matter how strange the music seems, if it feels good, it is good."

Yes, Johnny Boyd is back.


About Casey MacGill:
Casey MacGill performs music that swings. Nat "King" Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. It is American music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. At the core of his sound are his band's sometimes sweet, sometimes rough-hewn three-part harmony vocals and a piano-ukulele-bass-and-drums rhythm section that swings in a variety of textures.

Casey MacGill is the heart and soul of the band. From California, he is a classic Hollywood character in appearance and style. MacGill plays boogie-woogie, swing, and stride piano. He blows a lyrical jazz cornet, and his most unique instrumental voice is a 6-string tenor ukulele. He has been singing and arranging vocal harmonies for over 40 years, in a career that stretches from Los Angeles (Mood Indigo, feature films "Frances" and "Swing Shift") to Spokane, WA (The Spirits of Rhythm and the neo-swing classic CD "Jump") to Broadway (The musical "Swing") and finally to Seattle (most recently with the Blue 4 Trio). "I've played a lot of music with a lot of people," he says "and one thing I've learned is to tailor my arrangements to the individual players. It gives each musical situation a unique sound." He steers the band from his piano bench, alternately cruising along and sweating feverishly, switching intuitively between the ukulele and the piano and the cornet, singing and scatting, sometimes all within the same song.

With his former Seattle band, The Blue 4 Trio, Casey released 3 CDs, the most recent of which is Barrelhouse.  From the familiar standards ("Out of Nowhere") to boogie-woogie ("Cow Cow Boogie") to vocal pyrotechnics ("Changes") to classic ballads ("Small Fry") to all out good time stomp ("Barrelhouse", a MacGill original) this CD is already considered by many his best yet. The band also toured extensively in Europe, performing for enthusiastic swing dancers in festivals and dance camps.

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Location

Washington Hall (View)
153 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Music > All Ages
Music > Blues
Music > Jazz
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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