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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Liquid Room 15.01.02

Californian swingers Big Bad Voodoo Daddy returned to Scotland for their debut appearance in Edinburgh. It was a Tuesday night in January but 600 swingers turned up for what turned out to be an amazing evening. Some great outfits and many wonderful swing dancers in the crowd. And once again the Big Bad Voodoo band blew everyone away with an amazing set. These cats are without doubt one of the tightest, most entertaining and downright fun bands in the world and after an hour and a half set of scintillating swing the crowd took the roof off the Liquid Room demanding an encore. Needless to say the band didn't disappoint and their guaranteed crowd pleasing segue from "So Long, Farewell, Goodbye" into Nirvana's little known "swing grunge" classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and back was always going to meet with a rapturous reception. Who knows what would have happened if the band had dropped in a riff from "Sweet Home Alabama" as they've been rumoured to do at stateside shows in the recent past. Standout tracks included the inevitable anthems "You and Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight", "I Wanna Be Like You" and "Go Daddy O" but the whole set was great and the news songs sounded strong too. Can't wait for the new album. The band loved the show and bass player Dirk even said the Vegas crowd reminded him of the "Derby" in L.A. back in the early days of the swing revival stateside. High praise indeed. Not only are BBVD one of the best bands around they are also one of the nicest. After the gig they came out and spoke to all the fans and hung out into the wee sma' hours chatting and socialising with everyone. Great to have you back in Scotland and we'll see you soon. Thanks also to Aberdonian cats King Voodoo for solid support.

On stage at the Liquid Room

Scotty and co.

Big Bad Horns

Scotty on guitar

BBVD action

The Kid

The BBVD horns on walkabout

Big Al and co.

Scotty again with Dirk in the background

sax appeal

Scotty in the house

Big Al on baritone sax

Saxual healing

Big Bad drums

Swingers in the house

More swinging cats


The Flyright Co.

Nice suit
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