One of the festival’s longtime friends, Dinah D’s Contraband Swingclub was formed to fulfill the desire of dancers to swingdance to a live band! This 6 piece dynamo band has certainly fulfilled all expectations!! Packing pubs and dancehalls, they have not only been well received – but encouraged to make a live recording – So dancers could take a piece of their energy home!!
Most Definitely Live is The Contraband Swingclub’s culmination of an evenings’ worth of songs- 6 original compositions by Dinah D and 6 of The Swingclub’s regular favorites. The show was recorded live at the famous Queen’s Hotel in Sept ’08 in Nanaimo BC. Together with Dinah D, engineer and co-producer Rick Salt found a live sound that is not too ‘audience centric’. Most Definitely Live is a solid album that brings the energy and groove of a live dancefloor to your livingroom!
Dinah D’s Contraband Swingclub’s musicians are gathered from nooks and crannies around Vancouver and Vancouver Island, Canada. Five of the Swingclub members are excellent singers- this combined with Dinah D’s songwriting makes a really hot live band with 5 front people!