Hipster Daddy-O and the Handgrenades

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Hipster Daddy-O and the Handgrenades
Origin Tucson, Arizona, United States
Genres Neo-swing
Years active 1997–present
Labels BMG Records, Slimstyle Records
Website http://www.hipsterdaddyo.com/
Members Eric Allen, Mike Edward, Ty Lebsack, Daryl Seymour, Grant Lange, Kris Wiedeman, and Jeff "Tidypaws" Grubic
Past members Andrew Sternberg, Andrew "Boozeman" Skaggs

Hipster Daddy-O and the Handgrenades (HDH) is a band that was formed in 1997 in Tucson, Arizona. Combining various influences from swing music, ska, rockabilly music and rock Hipster Daddy-O and the Handgrenades attracted a local following throughout the Southwest of The United States. Best associated with the ongoing Swing Revival movement.[1] of the late 1990s, the band's musical style, however, transcends any single genere.

After earning critical praise and local awards from The Tucson Weekly (including "Best Swing Band 1998", "Best Dressed Band 1998" and Best Live Performance 1998") [1] Hipster Daddy-O emabarked on several national tours throughout 1998, 1999, and 2000, touring and playing shows with the bands Real Big Fish, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and The Aquabats. Their debut album "Armed and Swingin'" was released in 1998 on Slimstyle Records and included the original song "The Perpetrator" which was later featured in the Farrelly Brothers blockbuster movie Me, Myself & Irene starring Jim Carrey in the year 2000 [2]. The CD "Armed and swingin'" also included the track "Daddy-O" that was later used at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney Australia by Russian gymnast Elena Zamolodchikova in her gold medal winning floor routine [3]. The band's second album "Diesel" was released in October 2000 on the Slimstyle and BMG Music labels. Hipster Daddy-O has also been featured in the October 1999 issue of Rolling Stone (Germany) [2] and has had songs featured on several compilation CD's.

Current band members[edit]

  • Eric Allen - Vocals
  • Grant Lange - Trumpet
  • Jeff "Tidypaws" Grubic - Baritone/Alto sax
  • Kris Wiedeman - Trombone
  • Mike Edward - Guitar/Vocals
  • Ty Lebsack - Bass
  • Daryl Seymour - Drums

Former band members[edit]

  • Andrew Sternberg - Alto Sax
  • Andrew "Boozeman" Skaggs - Trombone


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1998 Armed and Swingin Slimstyle
2000 Diesel Slimstyle/BMG Music


Year Track Title/Label
1998 "Swamp Thang" Ska: The Third Wave, Vol. 5: Swing It, Beyond
1999 "Daddy-O" Swing Sucks, Liberation
1999 "Daddy-O" Rare Trax vol. 12 - Lets Swing, Rolling Stone (German)
1999 "Swamp Thang" Swing It, Beyond
1999 "Daddy-O" Next Generation Swing, Vol.2, Similar Entertainment
1999 "The Perpetrator" Swing This Baby (Volume 2), Beyond
2000 "Old Letters" Swing on the Wildside, Nervous Records
2000 "Sherry Wine" Swing This Baby (Volume 3), Beyond
2003 "Goody Two Shoes" Swing-A-Billy Chartbusters, Frankie Boy / Wolverine Records

Movie soundtrack appearances[edit]

Song Film Year
"The Perpetrator" Me, Myself & Irene 2000

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Vale, V.; Marian Wallace (1998). Swing! The New Retro Renaissance. V/Search Publications. ISBN 1-889307-02-5. 
  2. ^ Rare Trax - Let's Swing, page 51, Rolling Stone Magazine (German), October 1999.

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