"The city's coolest, quirkiest retro jazz group!"
-The Dallas Observer, 2011
The Singapore Slingers
The Slingers are a true orchestra, complete with a string section of 3 violins, viola, cello, and string bass. The drummer also doubles on vintage xylophone and bells- more examples of period instruments. The rhythm is driving, with tuba and banjo propelling the orchestra along. Their repertoire is immense, featuring fox trots, waltzes, marches, one-steps, rags, tangos, and rhumbas. They even venture into the exotic- castle walks, the maxixe, and of course, the oriental fox trot. The orchestra's members range greatly in age, proving this music is truly timeless.
The selections performed by the orchestra are not a forgotten artifact or a museum piece, but a live, breathing testament to the great music of yesteryear. This is music that appeals to all generations, young and old alike. The orchestra takes great delight in performing for their audiences, and they hope to play for you sometime- at a dance, a concert, or perhaps your very own affair!
Grand Prairie April Concerts in the Park
Central Park- Summit Plaza Garden
April 25th, 2014, 7:00- 9:00pm- FREE!
2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy the music of the Singapore Slingers, as they present an outdoor concert, brought to you by the city of Grand Prairie. The concert will take place in Grand Prairie's brand new Central Park, located in the Summit Plaza Garden, overlooking the lake. Food and beverage concessions will be available. Spend a wonderful Friday night with the orchestra, at this family and pet friendly event!
History With A Twist Fundraiser
Dallas Heritage Village
April 26th, 2014, 7:00pm
1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75215
Dallas Heritage Village holds the second annual History With A Twist event, to raise funds for the park. They're doing a big party, centered around the great cocktails of the prohibition era. The orchestra will perform for your listening, drinking, and dancing pleasure.
McKinney Performing Arts Center
(at the historic Collin County Courthouse)
The Singapore Slingers Live in Concert
May 2nd, 2014, 8:00pm
111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069