SWING YOU SINNER // Band
What if Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross or Prince lived in the Swing Era? How would Django Reinhardt interpret them? Could The Beatles perform with the Duke Ellington orchestra? What does Queen have to do with Manush? SUGARPIE and her prolific CANDYMEN will show you!
Sugar Pie & Candymen is a quintet who rearranges Pop, Rock and Disco classics in the style of the Swing and Gypsy music of the 30s and 40s. The arrangements are made to recreate the “retro” club atmosphere, featuring lush and sophisticated vocal harmonies as well as the danceable, jazz rhythms of Charleston, Swing, Mambo and Boogie-woogie.
Within the same night you will hear (surprisingly, one next to another) Ray Charles, The Clash, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Ella Fitzgerald and The Beatles. And, much more as, the band will also perform the beloved standards of the 30s/40s. For 18 months, we were regulars at Zurich’s world renowned Casa Bar in which we were hired to perform one full week every month, so we are very accustomed to a sophisticated jazz bar setting too. The show is well rounded.