Dave"Scooter" Souza
Bass and Vocals

Dave played piano and tenor banjo as a child. He was taught bass by his brother Mark (a guitar player) at twelve years old.

He has played and sung professionally since 1975, playing blues and rock and roll from coast to coast.

Dave formed The Swamptones from a basement jam at his home in 2002. His influences are blues, jazz, swing, doo-wop and drag racing!!

Jack Vasapoli
Tenor Sax, Baritone, Vocals & Washboard

After acquiring an alto sax in trade for carpentry work Jack started playing by ear at age 34 in the Bay Area with some Irish bands.

Upon moving back home and after some lessons with Tony Viola he stepped out to play with Jumping George and the Bluelights, (blues ), Tabasco Fiasco ( Rock , R&B ) , The Guns of Navarone ( Ska, Reggae ) , and for 12 years The Swamptones .

 

Scott Ronco
Drums

Rockin Ronco

Scott was born and raised in a musical family, and starting playing at the age of 9. It was evident he would get his first gig soon, and he did, playing professionally at the age of 11. He furthered his studies with legendary instructor and drum builder Ralph Eames, and also studied with jazz great Alan Dawson.

His musical interests include jazz, blues, country, rock, Southern rock, swing, ska, and Cajun Tex-Mex.

Influenced by players such as Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell, and Dave Weckl, it is no surprise that Scott is now a member of The Swamptones, and has previously played in other talented groups, including Gunsmoke, Pass The Buck, Alibi, and Tabasco Fiasco.

Don't be surprised if you see Scott barefoot at a venue. He loves to play barefoot, where appropriate, of course, and gets great joy in seeing people listening, dancing, and having a blast.

 Andy DiDonato
Saxophone and Vocals

Andy ManAndy loves performing with Swamptones because of their “Happy music – so much better than the Blues”. He brings skills in stage presence, musicality, and harmonics developed from 50+ years of experience including pit band work for vaudeville and minstrel shows, weekly house band work for top tier function halls, regular winter and summer resort stage performance in NH and Maine. He also was lead alto for the original Greater Bostonians featured in a 1 hour special on WHDH.

He performed daily at Pleasure Island with the Pleasure Island Dixie Land Band that he formed, and the band went on to work with Rex Trailer and WBZ-TV’s Boomtown show. Not only did Andy appear regularly on the show Sunday mornings, but each year he toured with Rex to California and Florida where he performed at Disneyland, the John Wayne Theater, and Disney World. Andy cut an album at RCA in New York and made a guest appearance on WCVB’s Good Morning Show.

In addition to the Swamptones, Andy also plays saxophone with the Woburn City Band, the 8 Thumbs Saxophone Quartet, and the Shepherd’s Pie Dixieland Band

 

Maylo Keller
Guitar, Vocals

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