Created as a fun experiment, The Fried Bananas had such smashing success they quickly became requested at all the major venues in Boston.  Playing a mix of blues, old standards, and gypsy jazz, they have a sound that is both versatile and classic.  Four of the six members are swing dancers themselves - Shawn Hershey on the trumpet, Josh Fialkoff on piano, Anna Callahan on vocals and trumpet, and Jeramie Anderson on drums, making them ideal for swing venues as "dancers playing for dancers."  Also joined by Ben Vigoda on guitar, Steve Conahan on bass, and Jim Frey on drums, the band caught the attention of the national swing scene before their 1 year anniversary, having been recently asked to play at the Montreal Blues Exchange in February 2008.





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