Mickey Bones and his pals the Boogaloo Swamis
Mickey Bones was the first one to make Cajun and Zydeco music a big hit in Boston Massachusetts. He formed The Boogaloo Swamis in 1984 when he was 28 years old. The band won the Boston Music Awards four years in a row.
Mickey Bones has played shows with Boozoo Chavis (four times!), Buckwheat Zydeco (five times!), Queen Ida (two times!), C.J. Chenier (three times!), Clifton Chenier, Terrance Simian, Rockin' Sidney, Steve Riley, Balfour Toujours, The Basin Brothers, he played drums for D. L. Manard, and opened for other major Cajun and Zydeco artists.
He has supplied the dance band at the Cajun and Bluegrass Festival Dance Tent (now called the Rhythm and Roots Festival) and held his own dance every week at Johnny D's in Somerville Ma. for four years.
While living in New Orleans, he played at the Jazz Heritage Festival in 1990 and 1991, and while he was living there he played at Tippitina's frequently, as well as other local hot spots like the Maple Leaf, the Holwlin' Wolf, the Muddy Waters, Cafe Brazil, Carrolton Station, the Rock 'N' Bowl, the Absinthe House, the list goes on and on. With so much musical experience you know he's ready to entertain your crowd !!
"The Boogaloo Swamis planted their roots in the rich diversity of the Louisiana bayou. Now their blend of Cajun and Zydeco music has the critics raving and the audiences dancing till they drop".
"The Boogaloo Swamis are Boston's premier party band. Over twenty-three years ago, they brought New Orleans music to New England and kept it here".
"Like a walk down Bourbon Street, the Swamis' music is a melting pot of sounds as the band continues to make wonderful bayou-infused music".
"When the Boogaloo Swamis are playing, the audience comes along for the party".
"The Boogaloo Swamis combine their rhythmic Cajun and Zydeco music with Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Blues and original tunes for a "hot" musical gumbo. Four-time winners of Boston Music Awards' "Outstanding World Music Act," the Boogaloo Swamis, true to their roots, create a party wherever they perform".