Metro Swing

Metro Swing is a popular Sacramento area big band with a diverse repertoire spanning over seven decades of music. They perform audience pleasing classics from music greats like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nora Jones, Etta James and many others.

Metro Swing creates entertaining shows that include frontman and talented vocalist, Stan Read, also known as "The Cat in the Red Hat". Stan provides decades of professional music experience, including a tour as backup singer for the great Harry Belafonte! Gail Bisho provides a vibrant female presence and never fails to entertain on songs like Fever, At Last, Summertime and many others. Additional band members chip in on vocals, including drummer Michael Hoover on songs like Moondance, Let the Good Times Roll and What a Wonderful World.

This exciting 15-piece big band is available for wedding receptions, dance clubs, anniversaries, birthday parties, holiday events, concerts in the park, as well as private and community events throughout the greater Sacramento area and Northern California.


Apr 23, 2016

We hired the Metro Swing Band to play for our annual High School Formal Ball and they were FANTASTIC. They are a very talented group of singers and muscians that keep the room moving and entertained. They interact with the attendees and make them feel right at home and keep a smile on your face the whole time. You can enjoy different syles of music for dinner and dancing! This is our third year booking this band and we hope to continue to have them be apart of our event for years to come! Thank you all!

Kimberly H. (As reviewed on GigSalad.com)

May 21, 2013

We first caught the Metro Swing Band at JB's Lounge in the Clarion Hotel Sacramento where they play the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The band was a lot of fun with a variety of music that was great for dancing. We especially liked both vocalists, who had great personalities onstage to match their voices. If you like Big Band Swing, you'll LOVE the Metro Swing Band!

Julie H. (As reviewed on GigSalad.com)

Metro Swing Members:

Featured Vocalists

Stan Read

Gail Bisho

Michael Hoover

Rhythm Section:

Joe Aguiar : Guitar

TBD: Piano/Keyboard

Ron Wainwright: Bass Guitar

Mike Hoover: Drums, Harmonica, Vocals

Sax Section:

Diane Foster: Alto, Clarinet

Doug Wilner: Alto

Ken Heichlinger: Tenor

Chris DeLoffi: Tenor, Flute

Ralph Torres : Baritone

Trombone Section:

Steve Morrow

Stan Read

Rick Davis

Trumpet Section:

Mike Haviland

Jay Bortolotto

John Foster