New Album Release on 31 January

The Umbrella Man Dan Mclean Hetty KateA pre-release track from the 2016 album “The Umbrella Man”, a collaboration between Hetty Kate and outstanding swing band ‘The Dan Mclean Hot Six’ from Canberra, Australia. This album has been crafted with the lindy-hop community in mind, but even if you have two left feet we hope you’ll enjoy it!

The Dan Mclean Hot Six ( are an energetic and creative band, lead by lead trumpet player Dan Mclean. They’re the hottest band out of Australia’s capital city and always infuse their music with spontaneity and fun! Their live shows are something to behold!

Hetty Kate first met Dan when she was performing with famed US pianist and band leader Gordon Webster – and has continued a musical relationship with him.. visiting Canberra as often as she can. Hetty and Dan have performed together for Jumptown Swing’s “Jumptown Jam” and “Canberräng” both huge weekends on the Australian Lindy-Hop calendar.. as well as Savoy Dance’s “Slowdown”, Canberra’s newest dance weekend specialising in slow Lindy and Blues.

You Was Right, Baby – 112bpm
Written By Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour (1945)

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Recorded in July 2015
By Greg Stott (Mixed and Mastered by Greg Stott)
at Mark Sutton’s ‘HiHat Music Studio’ in Canberra.

Band is: Dan Mclean, Valdis Thomann, Greg Stott, Wayne Kelly, James Luke and Mark Sutton.

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