Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to hit the Orleans Showroom

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to hit the Orleans Showroom

November 16, 2016 12:21 PM


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returns to The Orleans Showroom with its neo-swing sound on Dec. 29-30.

Commemorating 23 years since the swing revival group formed, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy found inspiration works from artists like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. The group’s ‘Rat Pack’ sound seamlessly blends the classic 40’s and 50’s brass with post-modern pop/rock undertones for fans of all ages.

Named after an autograph by blues guitar legend Albert Collins, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy arrived on the music scene in 1993 with a legendary residency at the Brown Derby Nightclub in Los Angeles. The group skyrocketed to fame after featuring its songs “You & Me & the Bottle Make 3 Tonight (Baby)” and “Go Daddy-O” in the 1996 indie film “Swingers,” starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music has been featured in countless films and television shows, including “Dancing with the Stars” and “Despicable Me.” Selling out venues like the Lincoln Center and performing in largely televised events such as the Super Bowl XXXIII halftime show and The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues to perform for audiences all over the world.

The band has also performed alongside many symphony orchestras and has made countless appearances on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Live with Regis” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has sold more than 2 million albums, performed more than 2,700 live shows and released 10 studio albums, including 2013’s holiday-themed “It Feels Like Christmas Time.”

The nine-man group is comprised of Scotty Morris on lead vocals and guitar; Kurt Sodergren on percussion; Dirk Shumaker on double bass and vocals; Andy Rowley on baritone saxophone and vocals; Glen “The Kid” Marhevka on trumpet; Karl Hunter on saxophone and clarinet; Joshua Levy on piano and arranger; Anthony Bonsera, Jr. on lead trumpet; and Alex Henderson on trombone.

Showtime is at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $19.95 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased online at, or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.