BACKSTORY: From the Disney Parks Blog:
Hey all you Hep Kats! Have you heard about Five & Dime, that innovative sextet of maverick musicologists performing every day down on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park? This group of working-class buddies hails from “Chi-town” – Chicago – and decided to hit the “Mother Road” – Route 66, that is – in search of their big break, just like that other fella from the midwest, Walt Disney.
The young musicians arrived on Buena Vista Street, playing songs for anyone who would listen. That’s where they met Dime, singing at the Five and Ten and dreaming of being a star, and invited her to join the band. T-Bone, the guitar player, is the leader of the club and quite the ladies’ man. That’s Clyde on trumpet, Zoot on the saxophone and Baby hitting the drums. Finishing out the ensemble is Slam, the “Ace of Bass” himself.
Thanks to their sociable style and zany humor, Five & Dime have made plenty of new friends and are entertaining everyone from youngsters to grandparents. Be sure to catch them next time you’re down on the sunny side of Buena Vista Street. With an act like theirs, it’s bound to be nothing but blue skies from now on!