Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting. Bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz & blues playing pals together to play engagements at New York City's Supper Club, Swing 46 and Windows On The World. As the swing scene waned the band turned to dances, concerts, festivals, schools and private engagements to keep active.
Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, and at many festivals, including Bele Chere (Ashville NC), MusikFest (Allentown PA) the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ) and the sanofi-aventis JazzFest (Madison NJ).
The band plays about 100 dates per year and has traveled from Maine to Atlanta. Swingadelic has maintained a residency for eight years at Maxwell's in Hoboken NJ where it performs as an eleven piece little big band. The group often plays for many regional Swing Dance Societies and performs as a quintet doing a Duke Ellington program in Hudson County (NJ) schools.