Michael Gamble is a world-renowned swing DJ who has been of doing his thing for events large and small for over 10 years. Michael has been head DJ and/or competition music coordinator for Lindy Focus, Beantown, European Swing Dance Championships, and has been a regular featured or staff DJ at Herrang Dance Camp, International Lindy Hop Championships, Lonestar Championships, Empire City Swing, and many others. His DJ appearances at workshop events and exchanges are too numerous to mention.
Michael’s musical content is known for its authenticity to the Swing Era, and its hard-swinging mix of both familiar and more obscure recordings, especially those that have a verifiable historical link with the various genres of swing and closely-related partner dances. Michael’s approach is to choose the right song for each moment that will elevate or nurture the dance floor, keeping the party going without sacrificing stylistic integrity.
What Michael loves about swing music is it’s joy, from the subtle, tongue-and-cheek comic timing of its syncopations to its unapologetic explosiveness, its self-effacing whimsy to its streetwise swagger. Swing music is that golden combination of a working man’s party music with the dazzling virtuosity of high art — a music that deserves and inspires celebration!