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What a cute group of fellas.
Our favorite photo is the one above. If you’re not feeling it, please consider the others we’ve linked to below.

Swing Bio

Louis Armstrong said it best, “The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people.” This is the core belief of this highly acclaimed band, and dancers from events like Montreal Dance Fest, Glen Echo Ballroom, Mobtown Ballroom, and more are singing (and dancing) their praise:

“First off, they rock. Secondly, the name is no joke: they really lay the heat down and make your nether regions want to jump around.”
-Davis Thurber, Montreal Dance Fest founder, teacher and performer

I absolutely love dancing to this band! Not only is the music awesome & impossible to stand still to, the musicians are amongst some of the coolest people I know!”
– Dorothy Boice, dance instructor, performer and evangelist

The Fried Bananas was first assembled in 2006 under the guidance of co-leaders Shawn Hershey and Josh Fialkoff, who are both dancers themselves. Together they carefully crafted the Bananas’ sound, drawing inspiration from jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Dr. Michael White. Since then, this versatile band has evolved to incorporate other swing influences from New Orleans to New York City, from the 20’s to the 40’s. So whether you’re looking to swing out or boogie back, The Fried Bananas has your back, and your dancing shoes.

Blues Dance Bio

Louis Armstrong said it best, “The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people.” This is the core belief of this highly acclaimed band, and dancers from events like bluesSHOUT!, Montreal Dance Fest, Nocturne Blues, Mile High Blues, and more are singing (and dancing) their praise:

“You wouldn’t believe the amazing feedback we’re getting. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a great response to a band.”
-Heidi Fite, bluesSHOUT! founder

“First off, they rock. Secondly, the name is no joke: they really lay the heat down and make your nether regions want to jump around.”
-Davis Thurber, Montreal Dance Fest founder, teacher and performer

The Fried Bananas was first assembled in 2006 under the guidance of co-leaders Shawn Hershey and Josh Fialkoff, who are both dancers themselves. Together they carefully crafted the Bananas’ sound, drawing inspiration from jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Dr. Michael White. Since then, this versatile band has evolved to incorporate other blues influences from New Orleans to the Delta, from Chicago to New York City, from the 1900s to today. So if you’re looking for Ballroomin’ or Jookin’, or perhaps something a tad on the funky side, The Fried Bananas has your back, and your dancing shoes.

Swing and Blues Bio

Louis Armstrong said it best, “The main thing is to live for that audience, ’cause what you’re there for is to please the people.” This is the core belief of this highly acclaimed band, and dancers from events like bluesSHOUT!, Montreal Dance Fest, bluesSHOUT!, Nocturne Blues, Mobtown Ballroom, Mile High Blues, and more are singing (and dancing) their praise:

“First off, they rock. Secondly, the name is no joke: they really lay the heat down and make your nether regions want to jump around.”
-Davis Thurber, Montreal Dance Fest founder, teacher and performer

“You wouldn’t believe the amazing feedback we’re getting. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a great response to a band.”
-Heidi Fite, bluesSHOUT! founder

The Fried Bananas was first assembled in 2006 under the guidance of co-leaders Shawn Hershey and Josh Fialkoff, who are both dancers themselves. Together they carefully crafted the Bananas’ sound, drawing inspiration from jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Dr. Michael White. Since then, this versatile band has evolved to incorporate blues and jazz influences from New Orleans to the Delta, from Chicago to New York City, from the 1900s to today. So whether you’re looking for  to swing out or boogie back, for Ballroomin’ or Jookin’, The Fried Bananas has your back, and your dancing shoes.

Stage Plot

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