Swingin' Marmalukeys are an eclectic string band who play cowboy gypsy party music. Cowboy; like Bob Wills, Gypsy; like Django Reinhardt, and Party; like Dr. John. The basic trio is Brook Adams on Guitar and Ukulele, Tim Miller on Bass and Ukulele, and Jon Neher on Dobro, Soprano Sax and Mandolin. We have an occasional fourth Marmalukey, Sylvain DuPlant who plays Guitar, Bass and Accordion. Tight swingin' rhythm from Tim and Brook and red hot solos from Jon are complimented by strong vocal harmonies to make a swing dancers delight.
Our original tunes are written to sound like period pieces on acid like Brook's Gypsy swingin' "Party In The Cemetery", a true story except for the part about zombies. Jon Neher's second-line funk "Down to New Orleans" recalls the Nevilles. And "Call Me Back", a straw hatted, canoe paddlin' '20s moon-june-spoon tune(It actually uses all those words).
One thing we like to do is take pop hits from the 70's and rework them. Our reggae-ukulele version of the old Earth Wind And Fire hit "That's The Way Of The World", for example mmm...tasty!