The Singapore Slingers is Matt Tolentino's flagship ensemble, and the group has been under his direction since late 2007. The orchestra is a leading source for pre-swing American dance music, nationally recognized for their authenticity. Matt divides his time between Dallas and Cincinnati, bringing this great music to both cities. The Slingers boast 18 members, and the arrangements, attire, and even many of the instruments, are period accurate.
The Slingers are a true orchestra, complete with a 4-piece string section, 5-piece woodwind section, 3-piece brass section, and 5-piece rhythm section, featuring tuba and upright bass. Drums double on xylophone, vibes, and bells- more examples of period instruments... all the while the banjo helps propel the orchestra along. Their repertoire is immense - hundreds of tunes deep, featuring fox trots, waltzes, marches, one-steps, rags, tangos, and rhumbas. They even venture into the exotic- castle walks, the maxixe, and of course, the oriental fox trot (think Sheik of Araby). The orchestra's members range greatly in age, proving this music is truly timeless.
The selections performed by the orchestra are not a forgotten artifact or a museum piece, but a live, breathing testament to the great music of yesteryear. This is music that appeals to all generations, young and old alike. The orchestra takes great delight in performing for their audiences, and they hope to play for you sometime - at a dance, a concert, or perhaps your very own affair!
Wednesday February 12th, 2019, 7:30 pm - Sweethearts Revue
The Singapore Slingers Valentines show is back by popular demand at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Treat you and your sweetie to a night on the town with romantic rhythms sweet and hot as only the Slingers can do. Food and beverage service begins at 6:15 pm, showtime is 7:30.
Admission is $25 - tickets on sale at www.PocketSandwich.com - reserve yours today!
Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockinbird Ln., Dallas, TX 75206
Friday March 27th, 2020, 9:00 pm - Lee Harvey's
Get a job on the Jazz Age Sunday Social with a stop over at Lee Harvey's - a subset of the orchestra will be performing at this spot that's truly one of a kind. Come on out for great food and drinks and catch the Slingers in a fun and quirky spot... which just happened to be voted Best Bar 2006 by the Dallas Observer.
1807 Gould St., Dallas, TX 75215
Sunday March 29th, 2020, 12:00 pm - The Jazz Age Sunday Social
The Twenties are back, and so is the largest vintage-inspired event in Texas. Step back in time as you enjoy live music from the Singapore Slingers, as well as dancing, antique cars, vintage vendors, food, ice cream, and much more... not to mention tons of photo ops! Don your glad rags and compete in our best-dressed contest for your chance to win swell prizes. Admission is just $15.
www.JazzAgeSundaySocial.com - 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75215