Crazy Feet is a hot swing and ballroom dance band from Poughkeepsie, NY. All the band members have been playing various types of music for decades, and we all agree that playing for dancers is just the best!
The band membership is fluid. As band leader, I hire the best musicians I can find, and man, there are some awesome musicians out there. It's an honor to play with them!
Faces commonly seen playing with Crazy Feet:
Crazy Feet Pete leads the band, and his fifteen years of experience swing dancing insures that when the band plays, the dancers wanna dance.
John Scanlon, who plays keyboards and helps on vocals, is a seasoned musician from Long Island who has played blues, pop, and jazz with bands too numerous to mention.
Christian Joao is an in-demand alto sax player, I'm lucky to get him on a weekend. When you hear him play, you'll know why!
Chris Brellochs is Chair of the DCC music department, and a welcome addition to Crazy Feet. Stupendous understanding of the swing material, breathtaking solos. You've got to hear this guy play!
Todd Broomhead, local educator and excellent drummer. Todd has a firm grasp on swing and rock in addition to cha cha, rumba, tango and a host of latin rhythms I didn't even know existed. In short, he's the best!
Ben Basile has toured Europe and Asia multiple times, he's the best!
Bob Arthurs. Lookup tasty in the Harvard Dictionary of Music, there's his picture!
Rich Williams plays alto and tenor sax. He is a talented music teacher and an outstanding performer whose soaring, heartfelt solos drive the band to strive for new musical heights.
Robert Bard is very in demand up and down the Hudson Valley. I'm lucky when I can get him!
Kyle Espsito's bass tone is thick and creamy like NY style cheesecake, but for your ears. He's in a ton of bands and hails from Woodstock
John Tutino plays tenor sax, clarinet and flute. He's a master!
Steve Olinski is an exciting drummer from Poughkeepsie. He doesn't miss a beat, and keeps the dancers on tyheir toes.
Harry D'Agostino plays bass for me when he's not touring with Upstate Rubdown, a popular Hudson Valley band that plays an eclectic mix of original, vocal centric, folk, pop, jazz style.
Tom Venable knocks it out of the park on swing, rumba, che cha, samba, tango, you name it!
Bass player Gary Kelly is a Berklee graduate, a veteran of The Mamas and Papas, and has taught at numerous institutions of higher learning here and overseas. We are very lucky to have him in the band.