The public is invited to enjoy SwingSet, a popular South Orange County swing music group that is headlining the gala “Kiss Me I’m Irish” party at San Clemente Villas by the Sea on Thurs., March 15th, 6-8pm.
Aileen Brazeau, Villas co-owner, says, “SwingSet really does swing. The group delivers a diverse musical variety show with soloists and vocalists who give audiences exactly what they like to hear. Renditions include many Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole tunes as well as more contemporary swing arrangements.”
Marketing Director Stephanie Alter says, “Join us and kiss the Blarney Stone, see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, dance and sing to classic ‘Wearing of the green’ songs including ‘When Irish Eyes are Smiling.’ We are also offering free refreshments and light-fare hors d'oeuvres, too.”
A few members of the Laguna Community Concert Band (LCCB) formed SwingSet 11 years ago. It is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing a meaningful musical experience for its members as well as giving musical performances in Laguna Beach and surrounding communities.
Virtually all of the musicians have “real jobs” during the day, i.e. physicians, professionals, businesspeople, electricians, etc.
SwingSet has played at the Balboa Bay Club, the Dana Point Senior Center, as well as performing with LCCB at the Laguna Playhouse, Festival of Arts, Sawdust Festival, and Laguna Beach High School.
At all LCCB events, the musicians volunteer their time and talents. Nominal fees are collected to offset the expenses of traveling and moving equipment, and to help offset other LCCB costs. Ginger Hatfield is featured vocalist, with additional vocals by her husband Randy.