"The city's coolest, quirkiest retro jazz group!"
-The Dallas Observer, 2011
-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!
February 9th, 2016
The Singapore Slingers' Valentine's Concert
The Slingers tip their hat to Valentine's Day with this very special concert full of romantic tunes both sweet and hot from the 1920s and 1930s for you and your sweetheart.
Perfect for date night, or just an evening with friends!
The Pocket Sandwich Theatre
For reservations, call 214-821-1860
5400 E. Mockingbird Ln., #119, Dallas, TX 75206
March 13th, 2016
The Third Annual Jazz Age Sunday Social!
The Singapore Slingers will be a part of the festivities at the Sunday Social - Dallas' unique take on the vintage-inspired lawn parties.
Enjoy performances from two great traditional jazz bands, including a performance from Philadelphia's own hot jazz man, Drew Nugent! Antique automobiles, dancing, Charleston lessons, a contest for best dressed, as well as food, ice cream, vintage-inspired vendors, a photo booth, and much more. Don't miss the party all of Dallas looks forward to!
Check out the Singapore Slingers on Sound Cloud!
The Singapore Slingers' own David Lovrien is a real authority on the subject of early saxophone bands, including the Six Brown Brothers and the Columbia Saxophone Sextette. Check out his web page devoted to the saxophone bands of the 1910s and 1920s! Click on the record!
Check out Sunshine Radio Museum in Sodus, New York!
Sunshine Radio Museum is run by Ray Seppeler... his son Matt plays trumpet in the Singapore Slingers. Ray's website will take you to his shop, where is looking to sell a TON of great antique and vintage radio and phonograph related items for quite a deal. Lots of neat things to see!