Black Swade

Black Swade

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Black Swade (14-15 yrs) has already recorded a Rock Album, made the semis for the coveted Sound Off competition at the EMP in Seattle, had full stories in Sun, Province and played excellent festivals and apres ski gigs in Whistler including GMC CUp-opening ceremonies for Can. Ski. Champ.

Biography

Seattle, Vancouver, Whistler what is next for this rock band of 13-15 year olds? Black Swade has already recorded a Rock Album and they are playing to crowds that cannot believe kids can rock like this! This is the reality for Black Swade, as they have had incredible support and reaction to their debut album. The songs will make every rock fan take notice of this new band from Squamish, BC, Canada.

The opportunities for gigs started weeks after their first practice and have continued to include great venues and enthusiastic crowds, as the word gets out about these “kids” playing crazy hard rock.

The boys entered a Battle of the Bands in Whistler in March of 2006 and from that performance were asked to play a set at Merlin’s Bar in Whistler the following week. From the first song, it was apparent the band had won over the crowd and more offers to play for the après ski crowd followed. The band recorded a 3 song demo CD in the winter of ’06 and was met with great reaction. The band was invited to play for Youth Week at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in May of 2006.

Black Swade opened for Free Flow, Canada Day and were the headliner for the Labour Day Celebration in Squamish. Black Swade was voted best local band in October 2006. The band had an exciting CD release party booked at Merlin’s opening weekend of ski season, November 25.

The band played on the main stage at the annual Whistler First Night celebrations this past New Year’s Eve. Judging from the ecstatic visitors who saw their show, Black Swade’s music captures people’s attention and enthusiasm, no matter where in the world they are from.

The boys were chosen as semi-finalists at the EMP’s Sound Off competition in Seattle, slated for Feb. 17th. Sound Off is an Underage (21 and under) battle of the Bands open to Oregon, Washington and Vancouver BC. Black Swade is the only Canadian band to be involved and the youngest! Seattle Radio air time and opportunities to meet with record labels and industry pros, is all part of the experience.

The Vancouver Sun and The Province took interest in the successes of Black Swade and have featured them in articles before the EMP contest. More offers are coming in all of the time and the year holds much ahead for Black Swade.

Black Swade is playing before and after opening ceremonies for the GMC CUp- Canadian Ski Championships March 23rd., main stage in Whistler.

This debut CD involved much work from Black Swade and the production team of Manic Media Studios. The recording started in July of 2006 and was finished up several months later, in October. Many band members contributed to the writing of the songs and only the band members played in the recordings. The 11 song track is full of original rock songs, but each song is quite unique in it’s style. You have to give it a listen to appreciate the accomplishments of Black Swade. Music veterans are impressed with the maturity of the writing and solid performance of the band.

Black Swade is a band receiving much attention and people are saying great things could happen to them, with their skill and dedication to making such great rock songs. Who knows what the future holds? It is always cool to have supported a great band from their early beginnings. Enjoy the rock sounds of Black Swade, no matter where you are in the world!

Discography

Song Year CD Song Year CD
Debut CD-Black Swade/2006
Distorted Point of View 2005 Demo Hall Of Fame
2005 not recorded
Subject to Me 2005 Demo Red Not Blue
2005 July 2006
Line of Fire 2005 Demo The Night 2005 not recorded
Self Tanning Salon 2006 July 2006 Deep Red 2005 not recorded
City Burner
2005 not recorded Controversy
2005 not recorded
The Gamble
2005 not recorded LaLa Land
2006 July 2006
The Ballad (Savior)
2006 July 2006 Like It Was
2006 not recorded
Redemption
2006 not recorded Insecure
2006 July 2006
Baby Baby
2005 not recorded Disease 2005 not recorded
Still Standing 2005 not recorded Good Times 2005 not recorded
Guide To Life 2005 not recorded Down the Road 2005 not recorded
Born to Please 2006 July 2006 Maze of Shadows 2006 July 2006

Set List

Distorted Point of View 2005 Demo Hall Of Fame
2005 not recorded
Subject to Me 2005 Demo Red Not Blue
2005 July 2006
Line of Fire 2005 Demo The Night 2005 not recorded
Self Tanning Salon 2006 July 2006 Deep Red 2005 not recorded
City Burner
2005 not recorded Controversy
2005 not recorded
The Gamble
2005 not recorded LaLa Land
2006 July 2006
The Ballad (Savior)
2006 July 2006 Like It Was
2006 not recorded
Redemption
2006 not recorded Insecure
2006 July 2006
Baby Baby
2005 not recorded Disease 2005 not recorded
Still Standing 2005 not recorded Good Times 2005 not recorded
Guide To Life 2005 not recorded Down the Road 2005 not recorded
Born to Please 2006 July 2006 Maze of Shadows 2006 July 2006


Cover Songs
Song Band
Sweet Child o' Mine GNR
Killing in the Name of Rage Against the Machine
Yellow Ledbetter Pearl Jam
Breed Nirvana
The Trooper Iron Maiden
Paradise City GNR
Knockin on Heavens Door Bob Dylan
Outsh