Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you, not to the past but to a new world of their own making. The band is lead by the charmingly enigmatic Sweet Megg, who imbues each song with her own concoction of melancholy and euphoria that will delight you, surprise you, and break your heart all at once. The band seamlessly incorporates elements of Dixieland, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side by side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all the
Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York.
Homeward Bounce est un groupe de musique rock and roll inspiré des années 1950. L’ensemble est composé par des musiciens familier à la scène des danses swings de Montréal et a participé à des évènements comme le Rock ton Soul, le Dig Tha’ Feet et le Mix it Up. Avec des classiques comme Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry et Jerry Lee Lewis se mêlant à des hits plus récent comme Ben l’oncle Soul et Meghan Trainor, les pieds sont garantis de s’énerver. Sortez vos souliers, et venez danser!
Homeward Bounce is a 1950’s rock and roll band. The band is composed of musicians familiar with the swing dances scene of Montreal, and participated in events like the Rock ton Soul, the Dig Tha’ Feet and the Mix it Up. With classics like Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis mingled with more recent hits like Ben l’Oncle Soul and Meghan Trainor, feet’s are guaranteed to start rocking. So get those shoes out, and come one and dance!
A dancer for more than 10 years and DJ for more than 7, Olivier specializes in New Orleans music and charleston. He has been DJing for various events, including the Canadian Swing Championship as the head DJ since 2013. He has a knack for finding and spreading new bands and music — you can be sure that he will keep you on the dancefloor until complete exhaustion!.
Gabrielle loves playing music that gets dancers out on the floor and keeps them there! Her passion is music that moves you, be it blues, classic swing, vintage-style jazz, or more soulful funky tunes. Be careful, her music will often inspire you to dance long after your feet would have called it a night.
Victor has been a DJ since 1980 and started DJing at West Coast Swing events in 1996. He has DJed at many of the country’s top swing events, including The Texas Classic (formerly America’s Classic), The US Open, Dallas DANCE, Boogie by the Bay, USA Grand Nationals, Americas’ Classic, Liberty Swing, Swing Diego, Swing Fling, Summer Hummer, Tampa Bay Classic, Capital, MAD Jam, Seattle Easter Swing, and Phoenix 4th of July. Victor was also the first U.S. DJ to play at WCS events in the UK, Australia and Israel.
Victor was honored with the “Allswing DJ of the Year” in 2005; was inducted into the DJ Swing Hall of Fame and received the “Wetzel Award” in 2012; and was inducted into the “Global Swing DJ’s Hall of Fame” in 2013. Victor is an All-Star WCS dancer; he Emcees at many events; and, he passes on his DJ knowledge through his workshop, Music and Dancing, as well as offering private lessons and mentoring to new DJs. In 2014, Victor became co-event director of River City Swing in Jacksonville, FL.