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Rhythm Society Orchestra

The Rhythm Society is a 15-piece dance band specializing in true vintage swing music. Their sound is heavily influenced by Count Basie and Harry James. Although based in Detroit, this band covers top venues throughout the Midwest and has been featured on numerous television and radio programs. Crooner Paul King describes his style as "a mixture of Mel Torme, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra - with a dash of Cab Calloway thrown in". Detroit's Metro Times jokes "His voice has been banned in some nightclubs for inducing public displays of affection on the dance floor."

The Rhythm Society Orchestra has been featured at many of the Midwest's largest swing dance events including dance workshops with some of the world's top instructors.

Backed by the solid, horn-heavy sounds of the swingin' Rhythm Society, handsome front man Paul King belts out the tunes in vintage suave style. In an instant, you'll be transported into the dance halls of the '30s and '40s, where a cool-suited cat grabs the hand of the nearest full-skirted honey and the dance-floor crowd parts to watch them take a manic dip and twirl.




Swingmania

Swingmania is a dedicated group of talented Toledo area musicians whose goal is to bring the sweet sounds of the 1940s and 50s to life.

From Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York", their style and class will keep you snapping your fingers and rocking the dance floor all night long.

These seasoned musicians have played at venues such as the Toledo Museum of Art, the Mosonic Temple in downtown Detroit, Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, and more.




The Reflections

During the British invasion of The 60's, few American groups were successful in their attempts to land a record at the top of the national charts.

The Reflections beat the odds with a string of highly acclaimed, top selling hits. Their first hit, "Just Like Romeo & Juliet" was a multi-million seller, and in quick succession The Reflections continued to dominate the charts with "Shabby Little Hut", "Poor Man's Son" and "Like Columbus Did".

The Reflections achieved success purely on the strength of their well-crafted harmonies and cool professionalism. It's no wonder that four decades later, The Reflections is still heralded as one of the finest vocal groups of the doo-wop and 60's music era.



Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies

Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies are a high energy Americana/roots band comprised of four of the best musicians southeastern Michigan has to offer. Their music combines elements of rockabilly, country, honky tonk blues and classic oldies, along with some outstanding original tunes written by Billy Mack.

Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies have many years of combined experience in the music business. They have performed in a variety of venues and on a wide range of stages, including everything from weddings, fundraisers and festivals to clubs and casinos. The band guarantees a professional, polished performance with a lot of fun thrown into the mix. Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies are more than just a band -- they're an event not to be missed!



Nobody's Business

”Nobody's Business" is a swinging Rockabilly/Roots Rock trio from Detroit, MI.

Formed in 1994 by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Bill Giorgio. Rounding out the line-up are David Roof on upright and electric bass, and Scott Martin on the skins keepin' the rockin beat, sharing vocals as well.

NB's music feature almost all original material which reflect the deep rockabilly roots that draw upon swing, blues, rock and country that give NB it's own explosive and smoldering unique roots rock sound.



Shades of Blue

In the Spring of 1966, a, suburban Detroit vocal quartet called The Shades Of Blue, skyrocketed to the top of charts with their "Blue-Eyed Soul" smash, "Oh How Happy".

Originating from Livonia, Michigan, The Shades of Blue feature: Stuart Avig, Donald Revels, Charlie Valverde and Charles Davis

The Shades of Blue got started in the ninth grade in junior high, singing Doo-Wop type things on street corners. Not long after, they formed a group called The Domingos, singing at schools, at Union Halls and even Elks-Clubs. Their sound was influenced by groups such as The Flamingos and The Temptations.

Still going strong, They continue to perform all of their hits including the two that put them on the map, "Oh How Happy" and "Greetings (This is Uncle Sam)".



Steve King and the Dittilies

The Dittilies began in the 1970's as a talent show skit at Bentley High School in Livonia, Michigan. From that humble beginning, the band grew through the decades, from bars around Detroit to international concerts in Canada and Bermuda and event stages in New York City and Nashville.

Many fondly recall the Dittilies as a staple on Boblo Boat moonlight cruises and on Mackinac Island for the Port Huron to Mackinac boat races. In 2002, the legislature of the State of Michigan declared Steve King ("The Wayne Newton of Wayne County") and the Dittilies as "Michigan's Official Band".




The Alternatives

With a combined total of 291 years of combined ock 'n' roll experience, these five seasoned musicians have put together a no-holes-barred guitar-driven sensation by laying tunes from the past that are much loved and remembered, but seldom heard around town these days.

For Detroit area music fans who enjoy a band that really knows rocks out, that knows how to do does three part harmony, and has revived the music that started it all, there is simply no substitute for The Alternatives.







The Edsels

Taking their name from an infamous underdog, the 1958 Ford Edsel, the northeast Ohio band has gained world-wide recognition over a performance span of over 60 years!

The Edsels have recorded over 25 songs and had multiple performances on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. They are also one of the few doo-wop groups to sign with a major record label, as most groups of that era found success with small independent labels. Before their national hit "Rama Lama Ding Dong", songs like "What Brought Us Together", "Bone Shaker Joe" and "Do You Love Me" helped the group land a major recording contract with Capitol Records in 1961.

We are happy to help you cruise down memory lane bringing this iconic sound to the motor city!



The Del-Rays

This six-piece band is relativly new to the scene bringing a fresh sound to the genre of 50's rock and role.