The Outcasts are a 17 member big swing band, sporting 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, a full rhythm section, as well as several top-notch vocalists. We concentrate on the classic big band sounds of the 30's, 40's and 50's, but we also throw in a smattering of anyone from Van Morrison to Paul Simon to Ray Charles. Since our inception back in 1981, we have been swingin' our way through some of the most prestigious ballrooms and events in the Chicagoland Area. Why "The Outcasts"? Our most often asked question, next to "Do you do any Snoop Dog?". No - drop it like its hot. What else would you have called 16 year olds who form a 40's era swing band in 1981? The name says it all, even today. We are not your average big band. It is our mission in life to have a good time, and that goal sets us apart from even the best big bands. Sure, Harry Connick, Jr. has a great band, but do his trombones play "In The Mood" while traveling up and down the escalators at the Evergreen Plaza? We don't think so. Yes, we take certain liberties, but that's what makes it fun for us, and unforgettable for our audience. Drop us a note, and we'll send you out a cheaply produced video tape or compact disc. Using us at your next function could be the best decision you'll make this year. Or not.
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