Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers, hailing from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, are bringing humanity and spontaneity to the scene, along with more than a dozen shows that they’re holding this month, creating music that people can relate to.
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers, a band inspired by blues, gypsy jazz, country, and modern jazz, bring a sound that’s truly their own: vibrant, modern, and eclectic, while honoring the musical greats of the past.
Update: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers’ “Here Comes the Man with the Jive” is out on iTunes and Spotify now. Check it out:
Check out Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers’ cool new video for “Here Comes the Man with the Jive” now:
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers have been a mainstay of the NYC jazz scene since their debut in 2012. The band holds residencies at The Standard Hotel, House of Yes, The Wayland, St. Mazie’s, and The Belfry.
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers’ debut single, “Here Comes the Man with The Jive” from their self-titled album, was written by the great Stuff Smith. The Wayfarers’ version incorporates a lot of horns to give the feel of a party. Stuff Smith was one of jazz music’s preeminent violinists of the swing era. “Here Comes the Man with The Jive” was one of the anthems of marijuana enthusiasts back in the twenties.
Referring to themselves as “Vipers”, Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers honor Smith’s legacy by creating the ultimate jam session, featuring Brandon Vetrano, Abe Pollack, and Ryan Weisheit, Gordon Webster, Jason Prover, Gabriel Yonkler, and Adam Benham.
Megg Farrell, also known as the band’s Sweet Megg, had this to say about their anthem single “Here Comes the Man with The Jive”:
“We selected ‘Here Comes the Man with The Jive’ ’cause we are really a live band and we thought that this tune captured our live feel the best. We are known at our live performances to get rowdy and get the crowd going, particularly with this number. We did a few takes in order to really capture the live feel. Everything was recorded live in the studio. This is the tune we usually end our sets with ’cause it gets the crowds going.”
Watch Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers’ chill video for “21st Century Blues” now:
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers’ goal is to not recreate the past, but to explore it and mix it with the future.
Bushwick Daily shared this about this the band:
“Fashion writer Ruthie swears by Megg Farrell, the singer-songwriter with an ‘incredible, Billie Holiday-esque jazz voice.'”
Diana Mumford from Monologging had this to say:
“Time is an illusion. Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers sound as though they were plucked from a smoke-filled Prohibition-era speakeasy, rather than recently formed on the New York City music scene.”
None other than Sweet Megg herself shared this message, in an interview with Greenpointers:
“Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers bring humanity and spontaneity to their shows, creating music people can relate to.”
Don’t miss out on Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers‘ gig dates this May:
- 5/6 St. Mazie’s 10:30pm
- 5/7 House of Yes 12pm
- 5/8 The Belfry
- 5/10 Esperanto
- 5/14 House of Yes 12pm
- 5/15 The Belfry
- 5/15 Radegast
- 5/18 Bar Velo
- 5/19 Mona’s Friday Music Medley
- 5/21 House of Yes 12pm
- 5/22 The Belfry
- 5/28 House of Yes
- 5/29 The Belfry
- 5/31 Esperanto
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