"Top-notch”,” First-rate" and " Impressive" are just some of the words used to describe the Shwing Daddies. And, there are few words that really communicate the enjoyment and pleasure that everyone gets when they listen to the Shwing Daddies. One listener summed it up best when he said, "I was flat floored. They don't just play music, they wear it. And they wear it very well."
The Shwing Daddies (pronounced Shweeeng) are a solid group of very capable singers and musicians. The foundation of the group is comprised of Scott Bickford on bass; Larry Clarizio on acoustic and electric guitar; Gary Lapado on electric guitar and Marty Henninger on drums. They are as exciting to watch, as they are to hear. All four of the group's members trade the role of lead vocalist seamlessly and achieve exceptional three and four part harmonies as they roll out song after song of favorites from the '60s to present. Formed in March of 2003, they have developed a stage presence that typically is only found with groups that have played together for many years.
The most impressive element of the Shwing Daddies is that as strong as each musician is separately, as a group they are quite formidable in their ability to perform three and four part harmonies. They consistently bring down the house with their renditions of The Beatles "Nowhere Man", Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" and Crosby, Stills and Nash's song "Suite Judy Blue Eyes" as well as the Sons of the Pioneer's "Tumbling Tumble Weeds". Their sincere love of singing together is always evident throughout the performance. Polished, but not restricted, they hold the audiences' attention with tight musicianship and infectious energy setting them apart from the average cover band.