Where Great Music Begins
Think of the great duos of Ella/Louis, Fred Astaire/ Ginger Rogers, Sinatra/Dean Martin…
…they all paved the way for many more great partnerships and Swing Junction might just be added to that formidable list.
From the beginnings of swing music in the 1920s to current songs with a twist they’re sure to take you on a toe-tapping journey and set the scene for a fun night for all musical tastes.
Performing at their 6 weekly dance night... the wonderful Ponsonby Cruising Club, Westhaven, Auckland, July 2020
A sample of their playlist from the stars of the great swing era :
(Underlined titles are Swing Junction's recordings avail. to download to your device)
"Sentimental Journey" - Dinah Shore
"I Love Paris" - Cole Porter
"Get Happy/It's a Good Day" - Ella / Peggy Lee
"Ol Devil Call Love" - Billie Holiday
"Bei Mir Bist Do Sheon" - Andrew Sisters
"Up a Lazy River" - Bobby Darin
"Chattanooga Cho Choo" - Andrews Sisters
"Makin' Whoopie" - Bing Crosbie
"Let's Do It" - Cole Porter
"You're Nobody Til..." - Dean Martin
"I Can't Give You Anything..." - Peggy Lee
"My Baby Just Cares for Me" - Renee Olstead
"It Had To Be You" - Frank Sinatra
"Shoo Shoo Baby" - Andrews Sisters
"Goody Goody" - Frankie Lymon
"You Took Advantage of Me" - Linda Ronstadt
"Too Darn Hot" - Ella Fitzgerald
"Baby It's Cold Outside" - Dean Martin
Plus well-known "foot-stompin'" Post Modern Jukebox Hits:
"Sweet Child O Mine"
Watch the video below of the hit "Black Coffee" from the songbook of Peggy Lee.
It's Swing Junction's own laid-back special blend but don't get too comfortable because rest assured most of their music is up-tempo and lively!!
“Kate and Brendon from Swing Junction had everybody dancing from their very first song to their last. The range of music suited our wide demographic, their stage presentation and sound was outstanding and their vocals were fun, strong and interactive.
Brendon was such a pleasure to deal with from the moment we contacted him and felt comfortable that our event was in capable hands. They really delivered… we’ve had such wonderful feedback about them.
I fully recommend Swing Junction for any event and we look forward to having them back again… and again!"
Ian Morrissey, Howick RSA
"SWING JUNCTION were the best act we've had here in years. Please come back soon!"
Hibiscus Coast Retirement Village
"We decided this year to have a "Great Gatsby" themed event for our staff and Swing Junction fitted perfectly. They were very polished and we particularly loved their swing versions of current hits.
Along with all their other great music from that bygone era these songs bridged any possible gap to our younger staff pulling together what was a very successful night"
Anabela Rea, DN3010 Ltd