Swing into the holidays

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform a holiday show at Four Winds. Photo courtesy of Four Winds Casino

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the band that reminded the world it was still cool to swing big-band style, is making an appearance Dec. 8 in New Buffalo.

Four Winds Casino is hosting the band for a one-time holiday show at 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Silver Creek Event Center, 11111 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Tickets, starting at $15, can be purchased through the Ticketmaster website, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will reimagine yuletide classics, such as “Blue Christmas” and “Jingle Bells,” into rollicking big-band extravaganzas, while throwing in a few new songs of its own.

The seven men of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy arrived on the music scene in 1993. The band’s fame grew exponentially when its songs “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the hit film “Swingers.” The multiplatinum recording artists’ career milestones include appearances in the Super Bowl halftime show, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Live with Regis & Kelly.” The band has also written theme music for ESPN and “The Carson Daily Show.”

While Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has sold millions of albums, the stage has always been the band’s first home.

“We make records because we have to, but play live because we love to,” said the band’s leader, Scotty Morris. “Americana Deluxe was really the first album to capture what we were doing live, and we strive to capture the energy and excitement of the live show in all our recordings. It’s amazing how the chemistry in this band still works after so many years. Whether on stage or traveling down the road on the bus, everyone is hanging out together, laughing and enjoying being part of such a remarkable enterprise and enduring friendship — one that is so rare in this business.”

Silver Creek Event Center is a 1,500 seat, multi-use facility located next to the casino floor.

In addition to hosting concerts, the 70,000-square-foot event center can be reconfigured to host a variety of meetings, special events, conferences and banquets.