White Mink – the Future of Swing?
Wanna hear (and see!) the clash of swing music’s old guard with the avant-garde? Grab a bit of The After Hours Quintet, who will be opening White Mink’s live music show on 11th March presented by Nick Hollywood and DJ Chris Tofu. Hell – both musical and dietary eructations in one place!
As well as performing authentic good-times swing, this creative and versatile jazz band’s renditions of chart toppers – such as Britney Spears’ Toxic and The Corals’ Dreaming Of You – in addition to electro swing that even I can dance to have propelled their popularity. You may have seen them at Bestival, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Latitude, Maui Waui and Knockengoraic (somewhere on the Central Line).
Fusing live and saucy swing with stomping electro beats, the six-piece Electric Swing Circus are taking a break from international appearances to also play at White Mink at the Clapham Grand. The band, which organises the Swingamajig one day festival is also re-inventing the vintage swing genre, infusing the sounds and style of the 1920’s with breakbeat, house, reggae, dubstep and more for an ever expanding, multi-generational audience. (Dubstep multi-generational eh Grandad?)
Gotta love that blend of 1920s/30s jazz with contemporary house, hip-hop and drum ‘n bass beats!
Oh – and yes – we’re sending along our old fart dance experts to check it out.