Brad had been dancing for over a decade before he began DJing for swing and blues dances around his hometown of Charlotte, NC (USA). Over the years he has DJed at major blues and lindy hop dance events including The Canadian Swing Dance Championships (Montreal), Frim Fram Jam (NYC), Powerhouse Blues (Philadelphia), Bambloozed and Jam Cellar (Washington, DC), and at events in almost every major city in the southeast. Brad’s music embodies the joy of dancing that inspires him, and he is known for throwing in creative versions of songs into his sets. GVLX is one of Brad’s favorite events of the year because of all the fun dancers that come to it. This will be Brad’s 5th time DJing at GVLX and 7th time attending it.
Elizabeth stumbled across her first Lindy Hop lesson/dance in 2013, and has been hooked ever since. Outside of the Lindy Hop world, she’s a vocalist pursuing a degree in Music Education- so it didn’t take long before she was also diving headfirst into the wonderful world of early jazz music. Since 2015, she’s been DJing for swing dancers all over the Southeast!
Elizabeth’s DJing is always a bit of a benevolent power trip, so be prepared- you may experience strong involuntary urges to dance, increased amounts of laughter, and excessive joy. Tight small group swing, New-Orleans-style polyphony, Duke Ellington, “talking” horns, a good scat solo, and a swinging trombone; these are a few of her favorite things. Expect fairly diverse sets spanning several styles of early jazz, and come get nerdy with her about jazz history if you really want to make her night! Also keep an ear out for a little bit of homage to her background in classical music.
(In the event that you have a special song request, she can probably be bribed with coffee or pictures of really cute dogs.)”
Just as we’ve done before, we are currently recruiting some of the finest DJ’s in the Southeast to help keep you on the floor all weekend long!