I saw Set 'Em Up Joe perform at Disney's Atlantic Dance during "Swing Day" on August 1st, 1999. That place was swingin' man! The attendance was at the highest it's ever been. There is no better band to play at that sort of occasion than these guys. They made the place jump 'till 1am.
I got to meet with the band after the third of four sets. They are a great bunch of guys! Every one of them. It was fun to talk to Greg because he is so down to earth and so extremely friendly. I got them to sign some autographs and got a couple of pictures.
I saw Joe at Atlantic Dance on November 19th & 20th. Once again they were great! They got a chance to play some new tunes that are in the works. Daddy's Radio is probably my favorite of the bunch. I love when it kicks into the street funk beat during the last chorus. Brian was in Japan doing some gigs, so Dave Berger from the Flying Neutrinos was behind the set. This was also the first time I had a chance to play with them. I ended up playing 2 tunes. I played Mr. Zoot Suit and Lovin' Machine. I had a blast! But, I wish I would have played better.
I saw Set 'Em Up Joe again and they were better than ever. They had brand new songs, a different (less retro) look, and they were fired up. I got another chance to play with the guys. I played Cat Scratchin' and Jailhouse Rock. Out of nowhere, they would throw me a huge improv solo and then Chris would have to sing me a horn riff so I could play background. It was intense but I had tons of fun! I'm hoping they will ask me back to play again next time.
Check out Set 'Em Up Joe's website at www.setemupjoe.com, and tell them that Late Night Johnny pointed you in there direction!!!