Frankie Goes To Greystones

The Swing Cats bring their Kings of Swing tour to Greystones.

It’s hard to imagine that any pack is ever going to be quite as cool as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.  were together in the 1950s and ’60s.

Heck, not even the other two Rat Pack members, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, were as cool as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

That’s not to say, you can’t have a huge amount of fun trying to recreate that golden era of swing, when women were sophisticated ladies and men were debonair, witty and philandering gentlemen.

It was back in 2013 that The Swing Cats first unleashed their homage to that much-loved era, perfecting that thing that made the likes of Come Fly With Me, Everybody Loves Somebody and I’ve Gotta Be Me really swing.

It was December, in front of a sold-out Button Factory, the band having honed their craft over the previous three years, and life for The Swing Cats would never be the same from that night on.

Inbetween more sell-out shows at even bigger venues – such as The National Concert Hall, Vicar St and The Olympia – plus appearances on everything from The Late Late Show to The Today Show and every radio station in the country, this kicking 7-piece even managed to release three studio albums of original material along the way too, and hitting the no.1 spot in Ireland for their troubles.

“This is a band that started out just having fun,” says lead singer Luke Thomas, “and that’s what keeps us going. We love this music, and we love the effect it has on an audience.

“Swing is all about having a good time. And, of course, being cool at the same time…”

The Swing Cats bring their Kings Of Swing tour to The Whale on Friday, March 1st and Saturday 2nd – tickets here:



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