Siempre Swing Is at it Again!
By Helena Frigola
Sock Hops featuring the Siempre Swing Band are adding a fun venue for dancing and listening to the music of the 1940s and ‘50s.
Sat, Sep 6, 7:30pm
Tickets at La Tienda at La Biblioteca
120 pesos, 70 pesos students
Siempre Swing is the result of true collaboration between expat and Mexican musicians. Band founders Jesús Chávez, David Ziff and Alberto Ortiz came up with the idea of a band that would play rock and roll oldies spiced with Mexican favorites. Five expats and eight Mexican musicians have blended their musical styles to create Siempre Swing.
The musicians rock out on such oldies as “Great Balls of Fire” and “Rockin’ Robin” as well as Mexican favorites like “Juana, La Cubana” and “La Bamba.” The majority of songs are straight ‘50s rock and roll or swing grooves from the ‘40s. The band also mixes in some Mexican rock and roll classics and cumbias, which are perfect for salsa dancing.
Siempre Swing boasts a full rhythm section and a great horn line. Johnny Favourite, Mittie Roger and Barbara Lee have provided the vocals for the band. This time the singers are adding popular Swing standards like “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “It Had to Be You” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Fresh off shows at Teatro Ángela Peralta and the Audubon Society’s “Birds of a Feather Gala,” the sock hop will remind you of high school dances held in school gyms all across the US. Mark your calendar to join Siempre Swing for a rockin’ good time on Saturday, Sept 6, 7:30pm at the Sindicato, Recreo 4.