Dirty Rotten Swing Band
About the DRSB
Dirty Rotten Swing Band is a musical project spearheaded by Theresa Britt. Over the last several years, she has developed an interest in jazz and and swing fiddling styles. Britt has developed her own diverse set list that includes not only jazz standards, but also blues, Western swing, and some originals. The group’s core members include Jim Vence, Matthew Mefford, and Theresa Britt. The group has performed throughout the Texas Hill Country as the Dirty Rotten Swing Band since 2018. Britt belts those old jazz standards and lays down jazz and swing fiddle. Vence keeps that rhythm and wails solos on his arch top. Mefford rocks with some high energy upright bass! We often add drums when the occasion is right. The group performs at clubs and frequently at private events.
In the News
August 2022: Dirty Rotten Swing Band performs in Zug, Switzerland
Theresa Britt and Matthew Mefford performed with German guitarist Titus Waldenfels at the Zug Jazz Night in Zug Switzerland.
April 2022: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Maven’s Inn and Grill in Canyon Lake, TX.
April & May 2022: Theresa Britt of the Dirty Rotten Swing Band featured at the State Fair stage at the San Antonio Zoo “On A-Stick” Festival.
February 2022: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Hitchin’ Post Steakhouse.
November 2021: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Riley’s Tavern in New Braunfels, TX.
October 2021: Dirty Rotten Swing Band performed at Boot Ranch Golf Club.
August 2021: Dirty Rotten Swing Band German Edition including Titus Waldenfels, Ryan Donahue and Gabrial McCaslin performed 8 gigs in Munich, Germany. Video of a streamed house concert available here: Video of Concert on Vimeo
July 2021: Dirty Rotten Swing Band performed at Cibolo Center for Conservation’s Moondance as the featured artist.
June 2021: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Pecan Grove Store in Fredericksburg, TX.
August 2020: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Bankersmith, TX in Fredericksburg, TX.
July 2020: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Luckenbach, TX in Fredericksburg, TX.
December 2019: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Altstadt Brewery in Fredericksburg, TX.
September 2019: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Mercer Street Dancehall in Driftwood, TX.
August 2019: Dirty Rotten Swing Band performs for the Cotillion Club of Brady, TX.
July 2019: Hayride Hop with the Dirty Rotten Swing Band at Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio, TX.
July 2018: Debut performance of Dirty Rotten Swing band at the Club at Baron’s Creekside in Fredericksburg, TX.
July 2018: Dirty Rotten Swing Band performs for Texas Public Radio members event at the Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, TX.
August 2018: Outlier Performs at Zug Jazz Festival
Previous to starting the project, Britt performed with another Texas based group called Outlier and traveled to Zug Switzerland to perform her original take on jazz at the Zug Jazz Night.
January 2015: Fiddle VS. Violin
Britt was the featured performer with Symphony of the Hills at the beginning of her “fiddling” career.
Please contact Theresa Britt for more information about booking, dates, and performances.
Phone: (806) 549-2483
Other performers with Dirty Rotten Swing Band have included:
Greg Harkins of Wimberly (guitar & vocals)
Titus Waldenfels of Munich, Germany (guitar)
Gabriel McCaslin of Munich, Germany (guitar and vocals)
Kenny Penny of Fredericksburg (guitar)
Dick Gimble (guitar and bass)
Wilson Marks of Austin (guitar)
Chuck Anastaciou of Austin (guitar)
Travis Vela of San Antonio (guitar)
Chuck Jennings of Waco (guitar)
Bill Smallwood of Fredericksburg (guitar)
Thomas Heritage of Austin (bass)
Matthew Mefford of Wimberly (bass)
Ryan Donahue of Munich, German (bass)
Randy Roberts (bass)
Ken Cooke (drums)
Shelley Rogers (drums)
Paul Ward of San Antonio (drums)
Billy Burdett of Fredericksburg (drums)
David Isadore (tenor sax)
George Eichner (trumpet)