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ARTIST BIO

The mission statement is a simple one: ROCK THE HOUSE! The Swingin Richards came into fruition January 2001. Their debut show was Feb 2, 2001, in the plaza of the Nations Bank Center in Charlotte, N.C. opening for James Brown.

Now you may say that's pretty good for a debut, yet there's good reason the guys were able to float their boat on something like this. Dues and persistence. The guys have been in some of the Southeast's most beloved, reveled party bands for over 10 years. MegaPhonics, Daddy Blue, do these ring a bell? If not, either you just moved to the area, or are unaware of what's been shaking musically in the Southeast.

"A friend of ours who works in promotions, was looking for a strong local act that would work nicely opening for James Brown. Our past bands had expired, so he suggested the five of us get together and have a go. Only to do this one show. It really came together from that. We've been friends a long time and play well together. So why stop?" - John Wads

What's this band about? GREAT MUSIC and a REAL GOOD TIME!

What makes this band work? SYNERGY, the whole being greater than the sum of its individual parts.

"Each member of the band realizes that everyone in it is indispensable. It takes all of us to take care of the musical business. The byproduct being, cohesiveness and interplay. It produces something greater than our individual selves. For myself, it doesn't get better than this when it comes to being in a band."

Equally accessible to each other, they are accessible to the folks they play for.

"How are you gonna be any good without a good crowd of people to play for? The whole synergy thing plays into the people we perform for. Maybe I should rephrase that, and say, the people we perform with. It takes two to tango. It's always the energy of the crowd that tells us what to do. When the crowd starts kicking, it makes us want to contribute that much more. So, it really creates a circle where everyone is grooving, and becomes quite a joyous event." - John Wads

Steven Engler replies, "It's really about the band and the crowd in the moment."

 

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SONG LIST

Beach Music
Bruce Channel - Hey Baby
Chairmen of the Board - Carolina Girls
Drifters - Broadway
Drifters - Some Kind of Wonderful
Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
The Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man
The Temptations - Just My Imagination
The Temptations - My Girl
The Temptations - Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch

Blues
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign
BB King - Everyday I Sing the Blues
BB King - Gonna Get A Little
BB King - Thrill Is Gone
Cream - Crossroads
Electric Flag - Wine, Wine, Wine
Eric Clapton - Alberta
Eric Clapton - Before You Accuse Me
Eric Clapton - Further On Down the Road
Eric Clapton - Hand Jive
Eric Clapton - Nobody Loves You
Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin'
Muddy Waters - I'm Ready
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Cold Shot
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy

Country

Allman Brothers - Melissa
Allman Brothers - One Way Out
Allman Brothers - Statesboro Blues
Heartland - I Loved Her First
Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash - Jackson
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Ballad of Curtis Lowe
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Rascall Flatts - Bless the Broken Road
Rascall Flatts - My Wish
Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band - Whatever It Is

Folk

Ben Harper - By My Side 
Ben Harper - Steal My Kisses
Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
Bob Marley - Jammin'
Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry
Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe
Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil
Grateful Dead - Truckin'
Mongo Jerry - In the Summertime
Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel

Rock and Pop

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
Beatles - Something
Big Head Todd - Bittersweet
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Black Crowes - Hard to Handle
Black Crowes - Jealous Again
Black Crowes - Remedy
Bob Seger - Old Time Rock N' Roll
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Bryan Adams - Heaven
CCR - Proud Mary
CCR - Suzie Q
Cheap Sunglasses - Jesus Just Left Chicago
Cheap Sunglasses - Waitin' For The Bus
Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry - Maybellene
Dave Matthews - Steady As You Go
Deep Purple - Hush
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me
Doors - Love Me Two Times
Doors - Roadhouse Blues
Dr. John - Women Are Smarter
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - I Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley - Little Sister
Elvis Presley - That's All Right Mama
Elvis Presley - You're Always On My Mind
Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix - Wind Cries Mary
Joe Cocker - Feelin' Allright
Joe Cocker - Unchain My Heart
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times
Led Zeppelin - Hey, Hey What Can I Do
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Little Richard - Lucille
Little Richard - Rip It Up
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Paul Simon - She Loves Me Like A Rock
Paul Simon - Slip Sliding Away
Pink Floyd - Money
Pink Floyd - Time
Pink Floyd - Us and Them
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Prince - Kiss
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Santana - Black Magic Woman
Santana - Evil Ways
Santana - Oye Como Va
Steelers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild
Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
Steve Miller - Fly Like An Eagle
Steve Miller - The Joker
The Stray Cats - Rock This Town
The Troggs - Wild Thing
The Who - My Generation
The Who - Squeeze Box
Tom Petty - Breakdown
Tom Petty - Last Dance With Mary Jane
U2 - With or Without You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Crazy Love
Van Morrison - Domino
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
Van Morrison - Moondance
Van Morrison - Right Side Of The Road
Van Morrison - Stone Me
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
Van Morrison - Wild Nights
Young MC - Bust A Move

R&B, Funk, and Disco

Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands
Bill Withers - Use Me
Billy Preston - Circles
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Commodores - Brick House
Commodores - Easy
Dobie Gray - Drift Away
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams 
Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
James Brown - Cold Sweat
James Brown - I Feel Good
James Brown - Sex Machine
KC & the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
KC & the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
KC & the Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty
King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew
King Curtis - Shotgun
Marvin Gaye - Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get it On
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Ohio Players - Fire
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding - Hard to Handle
Otis Redding - Respect
Outkast - Hey Ya
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Ray Charles - Georgia
Ray Charles - Let's Go Get Stoned
Ray Charles - Mess Around 
Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles - What I'd Say
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Sam Cooke - These Arms of Mine
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Sly & the Family Stone - Everyday People
Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
The Meters - Cissy Strut
The Temptations - Can't Get Next To You
The Temptations - Just My Imagination
The Temptations - My Girl
The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
The Temptations - Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
The Temptations - The Way You Do
Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason
War - Low Rider
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Wilson Pickett - Can't Stop a Man in Love
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally

Standards, Swing, and Jazz

Billie Holliday - God Bless the Child
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look
George Gershwin - Summertime
John Coltrane - Blue Bossa
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Miles Davis - All Blues

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