King Teddy – A Very Teddy Christmas

Contact: John Rowny
Phone: 301-281-1405

Free Downloads Offered From The Holiday EP

King Teddy released “A Very Teddy Christmas” on December 2, 2011. The collection, a trio of seasonal tunes, begins with “Could It Be Christmas?” an original Louis Prima meets Paul McCartney retro-swing romp written by bandleader Mike Sottong. It has a classic holiday feel (replete with sleigh bells), and will have first-time listeners singing along by the second chorus. A second original tune, “Christmas Eve Tonight”, follows. The song, penned by guitarist Dan Rivizzigno is a sentimental 6/8 ballad evoking familiar images of Christmases past and present. The EP wraps with an instrumental take on “Winter Wonderland”. Arranged by saxophonist Chris Watling (The Grandsons) it is an homage to the swinging, gritty tenor sax stylings of Sam Butera (Louis Prima), and DC-area sax legend Joe Stanley (Bill Black Combo).

In the spirit of the season, King Teddy is offering the two original songs as free downloads on CDBaby. “A Very Teddy Christmas is also available on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and every other major digital music retailer.

Radio stations note: High quality mp3s are available upon request. Please contact

The band’s previous offering, “Stirred and Shaken”, was released last year to critical acclaim. The disc featured 14 original songs and a swung-out cover of the Beatle’s “I Will”. The album garnered two Wammies (Washington Area Music Awards) for 2010 Debut Recording and 2010 Big Band/Swing Recording.

King Teddy is a five-piece, retro swing outfit from the Washington, DC area. For the last 10 years the group has performed dancer-friendly swing, jump blues and rockabilly at dances, clubs, concerts and festivals. What sets the King Teddy apart is the outstanding singing of front man Mike Sottong (lead vocals, piano) and a growing body of original material that fits seamlessly with the cover material. Upcoming events: December 16, Holiday Swing Dance, Herndon, VA presented by, December 31, First Night Alexandria, Alexandria, VA,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION John Rowny 301-281-1405

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