The Official Website for Swing and a Miss and The Whistlin' Dixies...and Kelli Rae Tubbs
     - The finest live music for every occasion

     - Full service music entertainment agency
     - Jingles and production music for video/film and audio projects


Special Events

--- What People Are Saying ---

"Hiring a band is a bit of an adventure. We interviewed Swing and a Miss on the advice of a friend whose opinion matters…my friend has exacting standards and is a good overall match maker.

"From the first session with Kelli Rae Tubbs, to the final performance, Swing and a Miss never missed a step, nor skipped a beat.

"Professionalism, really fantastic musicianship (way over the top), and importantly, great advice on the music selection and soloists. The music was a critical part of our event.

"Superb, fun, wonderful, and very very smart."

Pam A.
Date of Event:  April 4, 2013

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"Swing and a Miss is an awesome band that plays everything from swing jazz to rock and roll...they are really, really good."

Matt S.
January 16, 2014

Swing and a Miss loves a party and would love to entertain at yours!

The finest musicians, top-notch professionalism, and an unheard of "NO DRINKING" policy make this band different from most. (Employers frown on drinking on the job, so why should hiring a professional musician be any different?)

From the professional sound and lighting equipment to their hip look...or Hawaiian shirts, if you prefer...Swing and a Miss will provide you with great music performed by the best entertainers I personally know. If you missed it, listen to the band now

Want to add an extra element of pizzazz to your event -- Swing and a Miss works with dance professionals who can provide instruction in popular dance styles from East Coast swing and disco to line dancing and the fox trot.  Dance troupes can provide choreographed demonstrations, too.

Swing and a Miss performs for a wide range of corporate events including fund raisers for not-for-profit organizations, customer and employee appreciation parties, community gatherings, dinner parties, town festivals, summer concerts, and one very fun memorial service.

The band takes professionalism seriously -- we are proud members of the following business and commerce organizations:

- Chisago Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
- Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Why wait?  Ask Swing and a Miss to perform at your event today!
Song List

Swing and a Miss is really four bands in one and you get to choose which is right for your event and your budget.  

Below is a sample of just a few of the great hits you will enjoy with each group.  Do you need a special song played at your event?  With advance notice, the band will learn virtually any song that is not already on their play list.  Many private and corporate events are centered around a theme; we would be happy to help you select a song that matches.

4-Piece Rock Group - classic hits from several generations
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Woolly Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
Fast as You - Dwight Yoakam
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Dixie Cups
Get Back - The Beatles
Use Me - Bill Withers
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirrelles

4- to 8-Piece Jazz Combo - jazz standards & pop hits
Take the 'A' Train
This Masquerade
Satin Doll
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Georgia on My Mind
On Green Dolphin Street
Blue Bossa
Beyond the Sea

8- to 10-Piece "Party With Horns" - Motown classics and more
Brick House - The Commodores
Love Shack - The B-52's
At Last - Etta James
Baby...One More  Time - Britney Spears
Reelin' in the Years - Steely Dan
Material Girl - Madonna
Hella Good - No Doubt
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & the Family Stone
Boogie Shoes - K.C. and the Sunshine Band

10- to 17-Piece Big Band - Swing Era classics and vintage jazz
Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) - Benny Goodman
Woodchopper's Ball - Woody Herman
In the Mood - Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Take the 'A' Train - Duke Ellington
Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
A String of Pearls - Glenn Miller
I'm Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - Louis Prima
Chattanooga Choo-Choo - Glenn Miller
Equipment List

Sound Reinforcement
SpiritLive4 mixing console (24 x 4 x 2)
QuadraVerb reverb/effects unit
Alex effects unit
ABB Sonic Maximizer
DOD 31-band graphic equalizer
DOD frequency analyzer
Yamaha 31-band graphic equalizer
2 horn-loaded 15" subwoofers
JBL 12" monitors
Peavey sidewash speakers
3 QSC 2000s power amplifiers each musician's personal equipment

Lighting and Special Effects
24 PAR 56 light fixtures (300W each)
9 rain lights (150W each)
3 rain lights (75W each)
Times Square QF1000 follow spot (1000W)
8 Chauvet LED light fixtures
2 12" mirror balls
Rotating light balls
Fog machine
Bubble machine

The sound reinforcement and light show we bring to each performance is tailored to the needs of the customer and the power available on site.

In the unlikely circumstance that we need equipment in addition to that listed, only the best, professional quality sound reinforcement equipment will be used.