Bobby Barron
& The Swing Thing Band
Swing | Jazz | Blues | American Song Book


About Bobby Barron
Bandleader • Singer • Drummer • Ballroom/Tap Dancer
Originally from Minneapolis, Bobby Barron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from the University of Minnesota. Based in Los Angeles, the professional entertainer offers a full range of talent as bandleader, singer, drummer and dancer.

Bobby Barron founded his own band, the Swing Thing Band, to keep the best music of the golden age alive. From trio to 12 piece orchestra depending on the event, he assembles the best talent in Southern California. As lead vocalist for the band, Bobby sings American standards with a repertoire of over 500 songs. He specializes in the crooning swing-era classics of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and songs of the great Hollywood musicals by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, to name a few.

Also a jazz drummer, Bobby Barron plays all types of music from rock, jazz, funk, and blues to swing. Playing with jazz trios, small combos and large big bands, Bobby has performed in every type of venue including festivals, concert halls, theaters, nightclubs, corporate events and private parties for audiences large and small. When collaborating with other vocalists notably legendary blues singer, Barbara Morrison, and jazz singer, Ginger Pauley, Bobby commands the drummer's seat in the band.  

Dancing since age six, Bobby Barron is an accomplished tap dancer and choreographer, experienced in a number of dance styles including swing, waltz and ballroom. He has performed in dozens of stage shows in regional theater and on tours as a song and dance man, most notably as Fred Astaire, in the California Theatre’s production of “Fred and Ginger”.

"Have Tails Will Travel!"


Collaborations:

  • Barbara Morrison
  • Ginger and the Hoosier Daddys
  • The Bill Tole’s Big Band
  • The Dick Parent Big Band
  • Wayne Foster Big Band
  • West Coast Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • The Johnny Crawford Big Band
  • The Swingin’ SophistiCats
  • The Dixie Bop Quartet
  • Doug MacDonald
  • Lauren Koval
  • Madeline Sinclair
  • Suzy Williams
  • Erin McDougald
  • Repercussion
  • Corey Gemme
  • Dutch Newman & The Music Melodians
  • The Showcase Singers


Bobby Barron, founder of The Swing Thing Band
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Performing at Mr. B's
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