Calling all Lindy hoppers: Swing dance in a music video! (Deadline Feb. 17)
Be part of a new music video for an original swing song from Amy K. and the Mezzcats! The song is called "Dancing in My Dreams," and it's our Valentine to the swing dance community, who we are missing very much during the pandemic. I wrote the song in 2020 and we recorded it all remotely from home, and have been mixing it along the way with help from my producer, Ariel Bernstein. It features music and lyrics by Amy Kucharik and horn arrangement by Kucharik and Tim Lewandowski, and I'm really proud of how it's coming along! The musicians are:
Vocals: Amy Kucharik
Clarinet: Billy Novick
Trombone: Tim Lewandowski
Piano: Michael Valdez
Bass: Nathan Therrien
Drums: Fredrik Backlund
Your participation is simple. Record yourself dancing to the song (here's a SECRET LINK where you can get the working track on SoundCloud!) and send me the file, and I'll include you in the music video! When it's done, I'll send you the link to share on social media, plus a finished recording of the song.
Here are the specifics:
**Here's that song link again: SECRET LINK**
Any questions? Please email me (4stringserenade at gmail dot com) for help!
Optional choreography: ALPHA phrase from Lindy Bomb Squad
This is not required, but will look really cool! During the last "A" section of the song (when vocals come back in after the instrumental solos), we suggest the following sequence as demonstrated by Brian and Kellian Pletcher of the Lindy Bomb Squad (who will be featured in the video). Obviously, this will work best as a partnered dance, but maybe you'll figure out a solo version!