Swing revival group, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, will bring its trademark sound to The Orleans Showroom Dec. 29-30.
Following the paths of big band leaders like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s brassy, upbeat sound has been embraced by fans nostalgic for the music of their youth, as well as legions of new fans enamored by the elegance and sophistication of the Big Band era.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy arrived on the music scene in 1993 with its legendary residency at the Brown Derby Nightclub in Los Angeles. In 1996, the band rocketed to fame after performing “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” in the hit movie “Swingers” starring Vince Vaughn.
Since then, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music has been featured in countless films and television shows including “Despicable Me” and “Family Guy.” It has also been used for Olympic gymnastic and figure skating routines, including Carly Patterson’s 2004 gold medal gymnastics routine. The group has performed at high-profile events such as the Billboard Music Awards, the Super Bowl XXXIII halftime show and the White House.
The band has also performed on numerous television shows including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Live with Regis” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” To date, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has released 10 studio albums, including 2013’s holiday-themed “It Feels Like Christmas Time.”
The nine-man group is comprised of Scotty Morris, lead vocals and guitar; Kurt Sodergren, percussion; Dirk Shumaker, double bass and vocals; Andy Rowley, baritone saxophone and vocals; Glen Marhevka, trumpet; Karl Hunter, saxophone and clarinet; Joshua Levy, piano and arranger; Anthony Bonsera, Jr., lead trumpet; and Alex Henderson, trombone.
The show begins at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $19.95 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.