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From our sponsors:
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
w/ lounge pre-show sponsored by KZME
July 27, 2013
6 p.m. Doors / 8:30 p.m. show | $15-$20 | 21+
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97215
The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2009, with the honor of an induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame; joining other notables such as Robert Cray and Doc Severinsen.
The Daddies brand of high-energy swing music has for years had the unique ability to bring generations together. It’s the only band around where high school aged Psychobilly scenesters and their grandparents can come together dancing in the same audience. As a result, the Daddies have an impressive range of popularity that makes them a hit with colleges, festivals, casinos and fairs. Onstage, the Daddies have enough of an edge to not come off as bland or plastic, and more than enough chops, class and style to satisfy any orthodox jazz fanatic.
The band emerged in the late 80’s with a style that wed the energy of contemporary rock and roll with influences from the golden age of the American songbook- the 30’s and 40’s. Prime compositional influences include: Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford, Duke Ellington, and Louis Jordan. In addition to a main course of very hip influences, the Daddies don’t hesitate to garnish the plate with touches of more exotic fare: Jamaican Ska, Flamenco, Samba, Rockabilly, Soca, and even Glam Rock!
Their classic album of 1998, Zoot Suit Riot- The Swingin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, went double platinum. Propelled by the mega hit single that has become one of those staples in the canon of fun American pop; Zoot Suit Riot still hangs in there right along side Celebration and YMCA on wedding reception dj’s playlists, and sporting events, from sea to shining sea.
The Daddies touring history has included the requisite panoply of swanky, uptown affairs over the years; from the tony Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, to the Playboy Jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl, to a performance, sandwiched on a bill between General Colin Powell and Dana Carvey, for hundreds of dot com CEO’s at a convention held in a blimp hangar in Silicon Valley!
They have appeared on: The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Dick Clarks New Years Rockin’ Eve, The View, and were the sole musical act featured in a tribute to Duke Ellington in an hour long special on American Movie Classics.