Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to Play New Years Eve Show at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Celebrate the New Year with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Fred Kavli Theatre, Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

By now the world knows the essential story of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the band co-founded by Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sondegren made their debut in their hometown of Ventura, California in April 1993 helping to usher in the swing revival founded on a colorful fusion of classic American sounds including jazz, swing and Dixieland mixed with the energy and spirit of a contemporary culture. They proved to be among the standout groups that launched the new swing era in the 90's. The group, whose core lineup has been in place since 1995, includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sondergren (drums and percussion), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen Marhevka (trumpet), Kare Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger). Joining them on the road are Anthony Bonsera Jr (lead trumpet) and Alex Henderson (trombone.)

Although music by other composers have been featured on each of the band's albums, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has always focused on original music, producing an impressively diverse songbook, while embracing the past and today's times with current perspective and new stories to tell. The band's originals rocketed the group into its first phase of stardom when "You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three" and "Go Daddy-O" were featured in the 1996 indie film landmark Swingers.

The band has built a career through relentless touring and an impressive discography that includes the platinum selling Americana Deluxe and follow-ups This Beautiful Life, Save My Soul and Everything You Want for Christmas. While Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has sold million of albums, the stage has always been the band's first home. Their energetic performances sell out shows to audiences of all ages in cities around the world.

Single tickets are priced at $61-$41 with group discounts available. There is a special $156 ticket available which includes VIP concert seating and an after party with buffet and dancing. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For more information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.




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