Andrew Swann

Andrew Swann

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

USA Independent Music Awards 2006...Album of the Year Nominee for "The Braves". Recently opening for Norah Jones Australian tour. "Bridging the chimeral gap between Gospel, Soul, Country and old School R&B". -Sydney DrumMedia www.andrewswann.com www.cdbaby.com

Biography

"Swanny...you ROCK" - Brian May, Queen

"Sitting somewhere between Tony Joe White and Tom Waits, or perhaps Steve Earle, Randy Newman and Dr John....with the authenticity only a true believe can deliver."
-Sydney Drum Media

****"A startling talent" -Melbourne Herald Sun
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With a style akin to that of the early blues artists, Swann taps into the tradition, delivering powerful original compositions and unique interpretations of both obscure and well know classics.
In a career spanning over 20 years, Swann has played festivals and clubs in USA, Europe, Japan, China, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand , Sri Lanka, UAE, Indonesia and the UK .

Swann has worked and recorded with artists as diverse as Queen's Brian May/Roger Taylor,Vanetta Fields (Pink Floyd), Carey Bell (Muddy Waters band),Coco Robexeau,Henry Butler, Big Jay Mc Neely, Betty Harris (Allen Tousaint) Leroy Jones(Harry Connick),Lillian Bout'e, Jeff 'Skunk" Baxter(Doobie Brothers), Thelma Houston and a who's who of the Australian music industry.

Andrew Swann CDs are available through indie label Elwood Records at.....
www.cdbaby.com and Australian retail through MGM distribution.
Releases include....
2006 ('The Braves') USA Independent Music Award Album of the Year finalist.
2005 (The Braves)Herald Sun Best Roots/Blues release.
2004 ('Southside Blues') Herald Sun Best Roots/Blues release.
2006 (Nasty Cook) **** Rhythms Magazine

Now recently returned to NY after a European tour taking in shows in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Finland, Swann has upcoming shows at New York's The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, Sidewalk Cafe and more in the pipeline...stay tuned.

Hope to see you at the next show!! and thanks for your support.

Cheers

Contact:mail@elwoodrecords.com

Lyrics

Max and Madeline

Written By: Andrew Swann

Max and Madeline
Stole a car
Rolled a bank
Headed for the borderline

With the wind in their hair
and without a care
Now Max was unsure
about Madeline

The very next morning
Judge Roy Bean
Heard the news
Two people been seen

Notary public
and he ain't too clean
The two fugitives
Made the list of Roy Bean

Two people
Friends playing down in the country
Two people
Playin in the sunshine
Layin it all on the line
Max and Madeline

They lay in wait
Without a sound
Traps been set
1880's style

Guns blazin from the shade
And a fall to earth
Crime for what it was worth
Didn't pay this time

Singin now two people
Friends playin down in the country
Two people
Playin in the sunshine
Crime didn't pay this time...

for Max and Madeline
Max and Madeline

Discography

Andrew Swann................"The Braves" 2005 Elwood Records
Andrew Swann................"Nasty Cook" 2006 Elwood Records
Andrew Swann..............."Southside Blues" 2004 Elwood Records

Set List

Showcase sets...........between 45 and 1 hr 1/2 sets
3 set shows................45 mins sets
2 set sows..................1hr sets
All times approx depending on venue

Typical Set List....for Classic Blues/Roots venue below
*note...different program for original venues..
Can be Electric or accoustic....

Boom Boom Boom riff instrumental groove
The Soul of a Man.. swampy new orleans
Get on Board.........med country soul funk
Wang Dang Doodle....bluesy boogie riff
Time is Tight.............Stones style
Grinnin' in Yo Face.....slide blues
Keep on Walkin'.........funky new orleans
Somebody's Knockin'....down home Howlin Wolf
Got my Mojo Workin'.... Delta Style
It's all Gone...................Soul Bluesy Funky
If You Live....................Cruise late hour steamer
Swanny's Blues.............Jump boogie
Hey Pocky Way............New Orleans funk
Shake it for Me............Bo Diddly style
Encore...Boom Boom Boom...John Lee Hooker Boogie