Since 1983, The Swingline Cubs have been the standard by which all other variety dance bands in the Portland area have been measured. The fact that the ‘Cubs’ have been one of Portland’s busiest private party bands over the past twenty years is no accident, they are just that good! The Swingline Cubs are available for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, festivals, concerts, and any event where quality music and exciting, professional entertainment is essential.
Swingin' since 1983, the band was christened the "Swingline Cubs" by a bartender in a rare moment of history. The majority of the events where the ‘Cubs’ perform come from referrals. This is a testimony to the professionalism and quality of their work. The Swingline Cubs treat every engagement as if it were the biggest day in our clients' lives... because it often is!
Band Members :
Joe Millward—Arranger, Keyboards
Tim Bryson—Saxophones, Flute
Partial Client List:
Portland Trail Blazers, Bite Festival, Reed College, Guardian Management, FEI Corp., Tektronix, Farmers Insurance, Waverly C.C., Town Club, Willamette Medical, L.P.G.A., Komen Foundation, Race for the Cure, Radisys, M.A.C., Rose Festival, O.H.S.U., American Cancer Society, P.O.V.A., Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nordstrum, U of O, Galleria, ICI, Doernbecher, Portland Art Museum, State Farm Insurance, and, many, many more!
List Of Songs Hot, Hot, Hot You Can Call Me Al September Play That Funky Music Workin' Day and Night Let's fall In Love Shake Your Booty Boogie Oogie Oogie Rescue Me Heat Wave Disco Inferno Rock Steady Respect Savin' All My Love Jump In The Line This Will Be I Try Get The Party Started Sing a Song Sir Duke The Way You Do the Things You Do Signed, Sealed, Delivered Shake Your Body We Are Family Lady Marmalade At Last Express Yourself Moonlight In Vermont Our Love Is Here To Stay If I Ain't Got You Satin Doll Let's Groove Midnight Hour Twist and Shout Louie Louie Don't Be Cruel Get Down Tonight That's the Way I Like It No Woman No Cry Jump, Jive & Wail Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days Billie Jean L.O.V.E. Let's stay Together I Wish Senorita Fast As You Master Blaster Get Into The Groove Superstitious Hella Good Easy Like Sunday Morning It Had To Be You My Girl I Will Survive It's Your Thing Hot Stuff Then Came You Jungle Boogie To Be Real Dancing Queen Last Dance Blue Moon Sophisticated Lady Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing The Cup Of Life Sunshine of My Life Come Away With Me Caught Up You're My First, Last, My Every Dancing In the Street Ain't No Mountain Proud Mary Can't Hurry Love Heard It Through the Grapevine Brown Eyed Girl Johnny B. Goode Rock Your Body Old Time Rock and Roll Brickhouse Straighten Up and Fly Right I Feel Good Can't Buy Me Love Who's Makin' Love Mustang Sally Boogie Wonderland Great Balls 'o Fire La Vida Loca Splish Splash Nadine Like A Virgin I Can't Help Falling In Love Smooth Fly Me To the Moon Honkey Tonk Woman
Michkael Baker Feature Tunes Let's Stay Together Ain't That Peculiar Hot Hot Hot Senorita I Feel Good If I Ain't Got You* Master Blaster La Vida Loca Shake Your Booty The Cup Of Life Reunited* Boogie Wonderland Sing A Song You're Just Too Good To Be True Bye, Bye Blackbird Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing* Workin' Day And Night Jump In The Line Hella Good The Way You Look Tonight Let's Groove September Caught Up What' Goin' On Easy Like Sunday Morning I Can't Help It Then Came You Rock Your Body How Sweet It Is That's The Way I Like It Superstitious Shining Star Ain't No Mountain* L.O.V.E.* Smooth Unforgettable * This Will Be* (* Duets With Tarshene)
Tarshene Daugherty Feature Tunes Dancing In The Street Let's Fall In Love* Boogie Ooogie Oogie At Last Express Yourself Heatwave Respect Rock Steady Come Away With Me Get The Party Started Savin' All My Love Signed Sealed Delivered Lady Marmelade Old Black Magic* Ain't No Mountain* The Way You Do The Things You Do I Will Survive Sir Duke Like A Virgin Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing* To Be Real Dancing Queen Hot Stuff Then Came You* Heard It Throught The Grapevine Our Love Is Here To Stay We Are Family If I Ain't Got You* Proud Mary Have I Told You Latly I'm Beginning To See The Light It's Your Thing Disco Inferno This Will Be Sunshine Of My Life Blue Moon Last Dance (*Duets With Michkael)
Suggested First Dance Tunes At Last It Had To Be You When I Fall In Love Easy (Like Sunday Morning) Have I Told You Lately I Can't Help Falling In Love With You If I Ain't Got You What A Wonderful World The Best Is Yet To Come Our Love Is Here To Stay Come Away With Me Your Song The Way You Look Tonight Unforgettable Ribbon In The Sky
What others say about The Swingline Cubs: “With this band...somehow it always seems like New Years Eve...” —PORTLAND AFTER DARK
“Required to forgo Rock and provide only Swing Music for the religious affiliated (George Fox College) school, (The Cubs) soon had 150 grinning young people in formal dress Lindy hopping around the Governor Hotel Ballroom” —Lynn Darouch, Oregonian
“The venerable Portland band has been around since 1983, playing festivals, nightclubs, weddings, corporate parties and other casual gigs, delighting with it's superb musicianship, versatility and fun-loving spirit” —Marty Hughley, Oregonian
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For some, dancing is a big part of the wedding reception. However, most people are not blessed with innate dancing skills and therefore could benefit from professional dance instruction. Whether the goal is simply to feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor or to create a one-of-a-kind first dance to impress, we can help. Dance That has on staff, professional dance instructors skilled in Latin, Swing, Ballroom, and various other popular styles. The lessons are affordable and the instructors are patient and very people oriented.
Our dance lessons are a fantastic investment in the overall success of your wedding reception!
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A Classy I-pod Event?:
Biased you say? Maybe. Regardless, its clear to me that an event “DJed” by an I-pod is only marginally cooler than one that was “DJed” by a walkman in the 80's. Now you are probably scratching your head and trying to remember a time when you went to a cool event that was “DJed” by a walkman. You probably can’t think of any. Why? Well, as cool as walkmans were, and as cool as I-pods are, they just aren’t very good at moving sound equipment, making announcements, reading a crowd, interacting with guests and the whole entertainment thing in general.