Band in the News
"BEST OF" POLL WINNER
String of Pearls was the top local band in the year 2001 "Best of" readers poll held by the Palo Alto Weekly. The citation read: "For more than a decade, swingmasters String of Pearls have entertained locals at just about every venue you can imagine--wedding receptions, big parties, even concerts in the park. . . . The Conways . . . offer a fresh take on big band and swing." (Palo Alto Weekly, August 22, 2001)
"BY RECOMMENDATION ONLY" ENDORSEMENT The String of Pearls band has been recommended and accepted for inclusion in the forthcoming Bay Area edition of the prestigious "By Recommendation Only" Party & Wedding Resource Guide. The approval process included interview, references, and live reviews, and ensures brides and other event planners that our band is fully professional, reliable, and of proven quality.
LATEST ALBUM "Totally Swing!" String of Pearls's second album, was released in April 2000. It contains 14 danceable selections--big band-style instrumentals from jump jive to slow groove, plus swingin' vocals. Click here (Totally Swing!) for details.
RADIO STATIONS FAR AND WIDE REQUEST PEARLS’S ALBUM
Here are the radio stations that have so far added our albums to their collections. KUAC-FM in Fairbanks, Alaska;
WWDB in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
89.9 KBGA in Missoula, Montana;
WMMB in Melbourne, Florida;
WNTI 91.9-FM in Hackettstown, N.Jersey ("Evolution of Swing" show);
WDRC at Dartmouth College, N.H.;
AM 870 KIEV, Los Angeles ("The Big Band Show");
KCEA-FM in Menlo Park, California
AM 620 KPLR, San Diego ("Any Swing Goes"—a syndicated show);
WUKY-FM, University of Kentucky, ("One Night Stand" —NPR);
and on the international scene,
Radio El Arka, FM 99.9 in Argentina ("Royal Casino") and
Radio Jazz in Copenhagen, Denmark!