CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES TO SWING AT MARYWOOD
Wednesday, March 17, 1999 Page:
THE CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT MARYWOOD
UNIVERSITY DURING AN OUTDOOR CONCERT ON AT 7 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 23, AT THE
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTER FIELD.
Cherry Poppin' Daddies to swing at Marywood
The Cherry Poppin' Daddies have been scheduled to perform at Marywood
University during an outdoor concert on at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the
Health and Physical Education Center FieldThe event will be rain or shine.
Tickets will go on sale to Marywood University students, faculty and staff
10 a.m. Thursday in the Nazareth Student Center between the Pink and the Blue
Lounge. Tickets for members of the Marywood community are $12 each, but a
Marywood ID must be shown to purchase tickets.
The general public will be able to purchase tickets for $18 each starting
on March 22. Outside ticket sales will be at the Office of Student Activities
and Leadership Development, second floor, Nazareth Student Center.
Cherry Poppin' Daddies, self-described as "a band that swings, not simply a
swing band," was formed in 1989. The band is known nationwide for the platinum
hit single "Zoot Suit Riot," which is from their most recent CD, "Zoot Suit
Riot- The Swingin' Hits."
A Mojo Records release, the recording is a compilation of rocking swing
tunes from their first three independently released CDs, plus four brand-new,
"We're not a retro thing," says band founder and frontman Steve Perry. "We
could get involved in a nostalgic type of scene, but we don't want to do that.
Swing has to be reinvented. Use the lyricism of the 1960's, use punk rock
energy, use the stuff that can't be denied and create a new thing. I guess
we're like swing-core or something."
Originally formed in Eugene, Ore., the Daddies' style and sound maps new
swing directions. Combining old-school flavor and visionary spark in its live
performances, the band regularly appeals to- and challenges- audiences.
Though the Daddies have formed an allegiance with the burgeoning American
ska movement, touring regularly with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big
Fish, Less Than Jake and others, lead vocalist Perry hasn't let categories
define his band's sound.
"We unapologetically play ska right in the face of people who want to hear
swing, and we play third-wave ska," he says. "The thing that makes us
different is we play sort of a third-wave swing. Except there's never been a
swing wave, ever."
In addition to Perry, who sings and plays guitar, the band is composed of
Jason Moss, guitar; Daniel Schmid, bass; Tim Donahue, drums; Dana Heitman,
trumpet; Sean Flannery, tenor saxophone; Ian Early, baritone and alto
saxophones; and John Goetchius, keyboards. The band's most recent television
appearances include performances on "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night with
For more information on the Cherry Poppin' Daddies concert at Marywood
University, call 340-6016.
The Cherry Poppin' Daddies will perform at Marywood University April 23.