Swingin’ Medallions

Posted on September 10th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other

* Swingin’ Medallions.

Jeff Eats recently received the following email…

Hey Jeff,

Long time reader first time writer.

First I want to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. As a 17 year Miami resident you have often pointed me and my wife in the right restaurant direction. Before Miami we both lived in Marlboro, New Jersey and both attended Rutgers graduating in 1972.

Since graduation we have stayed in pretty close contact with a number of former classmates. Surprisingly a number of them and a number of our former Marlboro neighbors now reside right here in south Florida.

Now for the real reason for my email.

My wife and I will both be celebraing our 65th birthdays in 2015. We want to throw a huge joint birthday party at our community’s clubhouse. It will be catered and we are thinking that we will have close to 135 people. Forgetting about our 3 kids and 2 grand kids the average age is probably close to 65. We would like to hire a great band for the party with a 1960’s frat/rock theme. We have checked out a number of local bands which include several mentioned in your blog but we would prefer a band that people haven’t yet seen and who really know how to party. As for cost this is a once in a lifetime event so we are open to spending a decent amount for the band.

I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the band.

Please feel free to call me at (305)_______.

Thank you again,

First, let me be the first to wish you and your wife Happy Birthday.

Just so you understand, local bands are much “less expensive” to book than bands from outside the area. With that in mind, if you still want to book a band that “most” of your guests have never seen…your request for a recommendation is a no brainer.


You can check the Swingin’ Medallions who come out of Greenwood, South Carolina at

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, I’ve seen the Swingin’ Medallions and for frat/rock-there are no better party animals. Not sure if you know-the Swingin’ Medallions had the 1966 million-seller “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love) considered by many to be-the greatest frat/rock song of all time. Jeff Eats absolutely loves the song. My favorite frat/rock songs (in no particular order) are- Double Shot, May I, Louie Louie, What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) and Hey Baby. For what it’s worth the Swingin’ Medallions play killer versions of all of them…

I LOVE THIS BAND. You will love this band. Your guests will love this band

Hope the above helps you out.

6 Comments to “Swingin’ Medallions”

  1. Ed W says...

    Jeff, I saw the Swingin’ Medallions last year and they are amazing. They have a great horn section and are so much fun to watch. If JH can afford them get them he should get them.

  2. LODI says...

    Nice favorites.
    Best frat rock party song of all time has to be ‘Hey Baby’ but Double Shot is definitelu up there.
    Just watched some of the Medallions’ videos and they are awesome.

  3. ZED says...

    Jeff, Like the list but you should also have Wooly Bully in there.

  4. HAN says...

    I have been booking bands and other acts in Florida for over 30 years. I have to compliment you on your knowledge of the local band scene as well as national acts. From your bio I see that you have been involved in the entertainment industry for as long as I have if not longer.
    I seriously doubt that other than a handful of Florida agents very few would know the first thing about the Swingin’ Medallians. As you know those guys aren’t good they are great. They put on a frat rock R&B show that is fabulous.
    Just wanted you to know that some of us out here know and appreciate how sharp you are on the Rock n Roll info.

  5. QueenB says...

    Hey Baby is the song but Double Shot is a close second.

  6. TURNER says...

    Watched some video. What a cool group.

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