2017 Lindy bands

Shirt Tail Stompers

We wanted to pick some new bands for 2017, because we didn’t want to cheat the dancers of all the other great bands, but we had to choose The Shirt Tail Stompers again.

In 2016 they satisfied everyone’s expectations of how a great lindy band should be, and when everyone was happy, they surprised us with a swing dance explosion.

Steven Coombe, the band and the surprise guest Gunhild Carling took the party through the roof. The Shirt Tail Stompers were amazing in 2016.

In 2017 they will be the same or better.

Swing Shouters

Swing Shouters is a band from the lindy scene of Tours in France. They have played more than 200 concerts for dancers in France and around Europe.

They can play nice and correct, so you can introduce them to your parents. They can play fun and wild, so you can have great time partying with them.

They can play so skilled and talented, that we are very happy to have them in 2017.

Blue Harlem

Blue Harlem is a band with the unmistakable heritage of being one of the best crossover bands performing music from the 1930´s to the 50´s.

The band mixes the best from three decades with musical genres such as jazz, swing and R&B.

Currently the lindy scene is happy about dancing to the more “steady beat” of rhythm and blues artists such as Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Carr and Etta James.

Blue Harlem have different singers in the band. At CPH:LX 17 Ms Aisha Khan (formerly known as Tiger Lily) sings.

Funnily enough, Aisha Khan was the first lead singer, when Blue Harlem launched their career many moons ago. She was then, a young and startling singer, now she is a seasoned and still astonishing performer, mesmerizing with her “hotter than hell” attitude. She has returned to the stage and joined forces with her initial band.

Blue Harlem have a huge backlist of releases and it shows a huge variety of musical influences. With their front man Al Nicholls (his CV IS unbelievable) and singer Aisha Khan we are secured a hell of ball.

The musicians are amongst the best in UK. Blue Harlem have been to Denmark many times during Swing Balls and on the last visit, performed as BIG BLUE HARLEM, which we are going to have again. This means MORE HORNS !!

Copenhagen Lindy Exchange are looking forward to welcoming (Big) Blue Harlemas another example of the versatility we try to show within music for our Lindy Hoppers.

Leonardo Pedersen’s Jazzkapel

Sunday at Copenhagen Lindy Exchange will be blessed with an almost big band, a veteran on the Danish jazz scene.

This band will give us the perfect atmosphere for a Sunday dance. They are great jazz musicians, and this Sunday they will be calibrated for lindy hop.

We will all hate, when the Exchange ends, but we will love to end it with Leonardo.

The Rhythm Baby Makers

One of the good things about living in Denmark, and in particular Copenhagen, is that we are so close to Sweden and all the great Swedish lindy bands.

The Rhythm Baby Makers is a Lindy band, and the band members can both be found on the stage and on the dancefloor. Sometimes they dance while they are playing.

The seven band members have a great energy and a superior Swedish charm.