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Delco Nightingale / Blog

Philadelphia! It's a party with PRIZES! Tonight at 9:00pm...

Hello everyone! The day is here, and Swingabilly Night with Delco Nightingale and Friends at The Fire is upon us...

We're going to do our best to make tonight a musical evening that you won't soon forget (and hope to see again!). We're very happy to be introducing you all to our friend Sean Kershaw and his New Jack Ramblers from NYC; if you've never seen them, this is your opportunity to see some honkytonk, Brooklyn-style. What is that, exactly? Well, you're just gonna need to come out and see it for yourselves. AND, the mayor of Fishtown, our good friend, David April (aka DJ-DNA, WRDV-fm) will be there keeping the beat going between live band sets, keeping your feet moving and your spirits lively. You may know by now that this is no ordinary dance and/or cocktail party; it's also our release party for that record of ours that you've heard us talking about for the LAST TWO YEARS, "S'Wingin' It!". We're happy to have it for sale at the show, so you'll now be able to listen to us all the time, every single day of the week.

No party would be complete without prizes, and we've got those, too! We'll be giving each of you tickets at the door, and just before our second set, some lucky folks will receive the new record on us. And for those who are interested, we'll also offer a raffle for an at-home Delco Nightingale show. That's right, for a mere $10, the party may continue...in your living room! Imagine that! This is our way of saying thanks to all of you for helping us to keep swingin'. We hope you'll be at the Fire tonight to be a party to this party, and join us to celebrate our friends' music, our music, and you, our friends. And don't forget, if your livers and your hippocampuses make it through the night, the swingin' continues tomorrow at the M Room, at our 4th Sunday Swing Brunch! That starts at 11am and will go until 3. Ish. Thanks again, and KEEP SWINGIN'! Erin, Greg, Eddie and Brendan

Booking, and waiting, and hoping, and waiting

Just a quick entry here; mostly to test the Reverbnation blog waters since we are finally getting it in gear here. How many online networking sites can we spend our entire day on? Hmmm.

In brief, we've got Brendan Skwire on board with us now as our new man on the upright. He stepped up back in November to save that World Cafe Live show we did with Southern Culture on the Skids, and after learning an entire set of our material in 48 hours, we didn't need much more convincing that he was the one.

Now that the 8 month bass player search has come to a close, we are back in full throttle booking mode. Got a couple confirmed shows on deck: Elvisfest in January down in Chapel Hill, NC for one. Dave Quick puts two shows on a year; the big one is Heavy Rebel Weekender in Winston-Salem in July, and then Elvisfest in January. That man puts on the best rock and roll parties we've ever had the pleasure of attending, let alone performing at. Always a gracious host who runs a tight ship, Dave has had us down to play two Heavy Rebels, and we are very happy to be coming back to play our 2nd Elvisfest.

Speaking of weekenders, we will be making our Viva Las Vegas debut this coming April. The pinnacle of all rockabilly weekenders, this will be the 14th year for it. We look forward to bringing our unique twist on rockabilly and swing out to the west coast.

And speaking of west coast...we're anxiously waiting for an email; one that could do a whole heck of a lot for us. While we aren't terribly superstitious, we don't want to take a chance and jinx it by blabbing on about it. Suffice it to say, any close personal friends of Robert Osborne, please drop us a line. Alreeeeet!