Johnny Boyd and his band (with special guest The Dean Mora Quintet)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
Celebrate the holiday season and join us for a very special dance!
We will have TWO LIVE BANDS! The Dean Mora Quintet 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 Rusty Frank will get things started!!
7:00pm: Doors open
7:30pm: Swing dance lessons
8:00pm: The Dean Mora Quintet
9:10pm: Johnny Boyd and his band
@ Rusty's Rhythm Club at the Elk's Lodge
8025 West Manchester Avenue, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
All Ages Welcome
Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the 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 The Dean Mora Quintet:
Dean Mora's Quintet is a musical group formed in 1998 as the small-group counterpart to Mora's Modern Rhythmists. Originally created to play the Rhythmists' arrangements (for the budget-conscious client), the Quintet eventually developed its own identity, complete with its own repertoire -- that of the famous small groups of the 1930s/1940s, such as Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven, Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five, the Ellingtonians, and the John Kirby Orchestra, among others. This made it an entirely new band, separate from the Modern Rhythmists, but still retaining the musicianship of the larger group.
The Quintet has become a favorite among swing dancers in the Los Angeles area, performing at Southern California-area venues.
Dean Mora is a Los Angeles-born pianist whose interest in the 1920s and 1930s was forged early on as a child; when he was 11 years old, he watched the movie "The Sting", and was instantly smitten with the cars, clothes, and music associated with the film. After graduating from California State University, Northridge in the mid-1980s, Dean joined up with noted ragtime scholar Galen Wilkes' Palm Leaf Ragtime Orchestra, and later on with another local ragtime group, The Magnetic Ragtime Orchestra. In 1994 Dean decided to forge ahead into more "modern" music with the formation of his 1920s/1930s band, Mora's Modern Rhythmists. The rest, they say, is history...
Rusty's Rhythm Club at the Elk's Lodge (View)
8025 West Manchester Avenue
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|