The Singapore Slingers is Matt Tolentino's flagship ensemble, and the group has been under his direction since late 2007. Based in Dallas, Texas orchestra is a leading source for pre-swing American dance music, nationally recognized for their authenticity. The Slingers boast 18 members, and the arrangements, attire, and even many of the instruments, are period accurate.
The Slingers are a true orchestra, complete with a string section, with a repertoire hundreds of tunes deep, featuring spanning ragtime to the roots of swing, with the biggest emphasis on the 1920s and 1930s. This music is not a museum piece, but a live, breathing testament to America's treasured musical past. 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!