CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES (USA)
Grab your sweetheart, your fedora, and a great zoot suit because it’s time to and hit the dance floor when the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies return to Australia in 2011!
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies formed in the subversive arts scene of Eugene, Oregon. Their neo-swing sound, that included blaring horns, primal drums, sliding saxophone, and feverish piano - served with a dry martini and the seedy glamour of 1930s Hollywood - soon cemented the eight-piece troupe as cult favourites and had much of the underground of American’s North-West swingin’ to their finger-popping big–band sound.
In 1998, The Daddies leapt out of the shadows of the underground and on to centre-stage with the release of the phenomenally huge, ‘Zoot Suit Riot’. The single was followed by a the release of a compilation album of the same name, which was a collection of the band’s swing tunes as fashioned over the previous 10 years. Caught in a perfect storm that included indie hit film ‘Swingers’ and an iconic Gap ad set to Louis Prima’s ‘Jump Jive ‘n’ Wail’, ‘Zoot Suit Riot’ sold two million copies – a feet rarely heard of anymore. Heavy MTV rotation of a video directed by porn legend Gregory Dark also boosted sales and lead to an MTV Award nomination for Best New Artist in 1998.
Since then, The Daddies have been on a road of assorted musical exploration, discovering new sounds and honing their musical talents. Now, celebrating their 21st anniversary, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies return to their roots and bring the swing back to the live arena for your entertainment.
Don’t miss the sounds and thrills of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies as they tour Australia.