Millenium Park was jumping with jive, rhythym and blues as the Dr. Teeth Big Band played today. And this was only the beginning. The London based band was in town kicking off their 2007 U.S. tour.
Clad in very Beatle-esque dark suits, the eight piece band made their mark the moment they stepped on to the stage. The energy and enthusiasm of the band quickly radiated to the audience as they clapped (and danced) to the beat of this vibrant band. Fronted by Chicago native Stephen “Dr. Teeth” Steinhaus, the Dr. Teeth Big Band plays old school jive with a contemporary twist. They call their music “New Breed Swing” which is also the title of their first album. But that’s old news. Today, the majority of the tunes were from their newly released second CD “Rhythm Is Our Business.” And judging from the response, business is pretty good.
For those of you who missed them at Millenium Park, you can still catch them at another location before they head back to their side of the pond. For more information on the band and upcoming concerts, check out their website www.thedrteethbigband.com.