Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

George, The Waifs


band members

Angela Smith - vocals, percussion Josh Notting - guitar, backup vocals, stomp, foot tambourine, loops


Influences

Jigzag, Led Zep, Crowded House


Unearthed artists we like

Nick and Liesl, The Flumes


Bio

"Swoon make music that takes your heart, dances with it then puts it back beating stronger than ever"*. A dynamic Contemporary Rockin’ Folk duo who write and perform a range of material from danceable high energy Rockin’ Folk, to tender ballads, humorous dittys and their brand of blues based acoustic rock. Josh plays an acoustic guitar with some effects and loops, sings backup vocals and plays the stomp box and foot tambourine. He provides the driving rhythms, wailing solos and catchy guitar accompaniment that Angela Smith (lead vocals and percussion) lays over her strong beautiful voice and master shaker playing. Influenced by their own Kindred, Love, Led Zeppelin and Jigzag, Swoon’s music is joyous, unpretentious and refreshing. Starting up in July 2006 their magical songwriting partnership and passionate onstage delivery has seen them go from strength to strength. Playing support for Powderfinger & Silverchair on the Across the Great Divide Tour, Glen Shorrock (LRB), Deborah Conway, Andrew Morris, Dave Flower and well known Australian folk act Jigzag. The festival credits to their name are the Yungaburra (Far Nth QLD) 08, 09, Palm Creek (North QLD) 08, Wintermoon (Mackay) 08, 09, 10, Springfest (Mackay) 07 folk festivals and the Liquid Earth music festival in Airlie Beach with Jimmy Barnes, Evermore, Ash Grunwald and Mia Dyson At the beginning of 2009 Swoon released their debut album ‘Kindred’ which is receiving airplay on Triple J and many community stations across oz. Their excellent live show has been delighting audiences up and down the East Coast with over 7 months on the road during 2009 and no plans to slow down. They have just arrived home after the hugely successful Heart Sing East Coast Tour during March and April 2010 of 25 gigs and 4 states and are currently writing and preparing for their highly anticipated follow up to 'Kindred with a string of festival dates through central and North Qld. Keep posted at www.swoonmusic.net and www.myspace.com/swoonduo Some venues you may of seen us: Across the Great Divide Tour w/ Silverchair and Powderfinger at the Mackay Showgrounds Glen Shorrock at Andergrove Tavern Deborah Conway – Mackay Entertainment Centre Andrew Morris – Mackay Street Stage Wintermoon Festival – 08 09 10 Palm Creek Folk Festival – 08 Yungaburra Folk Festival – 08 09 Liquid Earth Music Festival 07 QLD: The Royal Mail Hotel, The Music Kafe, Irish Club Hotel, The Muddy Farmer, Coast Acoustics, The Upfront Club, Peregian Originals, Bon Amici's, The Cavern, The Mad Ass Folk Club, The Bug (Brisbane Unplugged, Folk Redlands NSW: The Brass Monkey, Pacific Hotel, Slipway Hotel, The Aztec, The Shack, Lizottes Newcastle, Lizzotes Kincumber, The Junkyard, Maquarie Towns, Sutherland Folk Club, Braidwood Folk Club, Blackheath Folk Club, Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club ACT: The Merry Muse, The Pheonix VIC: The Drunken Poet, IDGAFF, Irish Murphy's Some kind words: “Palm Creek Folk Festival 2008 (North Queensland) was delighted to have Swoon (Josh Notting and Angela Smith) from Mackay perform on the Saturday night, a popular night for festival audiences to let their hair down. Josh and Ange captivated the crowd at once. Strong, vibrant vocals coupled with energetic, resonant guitar make this duo’s sound amazingly powerful. A dynamic mix of upbeat and melodious songs underpinned their great performance" Bronwyn Todd Program Director of Palm Creek Folk Festival *Jonathan Dykyj Program Director of 4CRM

Review

dexterrose

02 Aug 2009

50

such a touching song. Great sound and touching lyrics that everyone can relate to.

such a touching song. Great sound and touching lyrics that everyone can relate to.

Review

dexterrose

02 Aug 2009

50

fantastic song!!! so funny, real and can totally relate!!

fantastic song!!! so funny, real and can totally relate!!

Review

Sami Girl

18 Dec 2009

50

By far my favourite Swoon track hypnotic melodies that make you really want to Swoon fro your loved one !

By far my favourite Swoon track hypnotic melodies that make you really want to Swoon fro your loved one !