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"The Swagger Kings"   ... a Retro Blues / Jump / Rockabilly / Rock & Roll Gem!

The Swagger Kings are a high energy dance and show band that spans 4 Retro
styles of 1950's music. With over 30 well written original songs,
their influences are vast and wide .... Honky Tonk, Louie Prima, Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris,
Bill Haley, early Elvis, Chuck Berry, Chris Isaak, The Mavericks, Dwight Yoakum,
Billy Blues Bland, Patsy Cline, and many many others.
The Swagger Kings are a nine piece band including saxophone, piano, and 2 female back up singers.
They are a great fit for Car shows, Festivals, Blues, Jazz, Roots, Country,
Opening Acts, Corporate Events, and Clubs that are looking for something new, lively, 
and different.


Michael Adrian - Guitars

All songs written by Michael Adrian

Produced by Michael Adrian / Co-produced by K. Douglas

Michael has been writing, producing, and touring for over 30 years. His early influences, Johnny Winter and Jimmy Page, became the foundation for his long-term metal and blues interests.  Michael is a founding member of the classical metal group “Black Knight” that went on achieve International aclaim and success. Michael has been the lead guitarist and writer in many other bands including Chrissy Steele and more recently with Vancouver’s New Country band Whiskey Jane. His recent  “WILD WILD WESTT” recording project, featuring Nashville's great vocalist, "Brenda Burch", went on to chart many top 10 singles internationally including a #1 in UK and Europe.  Michael notes …“The newest project  … The Swagger Kings reflects my love of 1950’s based American Retro Blues, Jump, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, and classic Rock & Roll. It was a special time in music history, and we just want to capture some of the sounds and atmosphere of that era … and have a lot of fun doing it.”

Lead Vocalist - Troy Johnson

Guitars - Paul Pigat

Guitars - Danny Park - Nashville 

Steel / Dobro - Gary (the big C)  - Nashville

Bass - John Mason - Nashville

Drums - Will - Nashville

Piano / Key - Tim McDonald - Nashville

Horns - Sam Levine - Nashville

Back Up Vocals - Mica Roberts - Nashville

Back Up Vocals - Jen Friend - Nashville