Swagger

Swagger

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Swagger loves to play live, knows how to entertain, and has a professional mindset. Swagger is a modern southern rock band with pop sensibilities. Swagger songs contain diverse, catchy vocal melodies backed by tone filled guitars. Swagger has a reputation as a stellar live band. Thanks for listening

Biography

Swagger loves to perform live music and has built a reputation over the past 2 years as a stellar live band. Swagger is professional, reliable, experienced, and travels with pro gear. Swagger has one goal: to perform great music that draws on life experience and the human condition while connecting with the listener.

Swagger believes in making songs about the good, positive things in everyday life along with the occasional, obligatory song about love and heartbreak…but what you will NOT hear from Swagger are negative lyrics about depression, throwing in the towel, angst, anger, etc because let’s face it…life’s too short to “wallow in the mire”. Swagger wants their fans to have a good time and forget about their problems, not to be reminded of them.

Before Swagger, the members played with a number of groups cutting their teeth while refining their individual styles. The band Swagger materialized when Dave called buddies Aaron and BT to tell them he had been playing with this incredible singer. Dave wanted to bring him into some of the jams that had been ongoing with Aaron and BTl. The band was set but a distinctive voice was needed. The missing link, Dallas Perry, sings with a force rarely seen in the flesh. After the first rehearsal they knew it was worth the effort to focus on writing songs and honing their sound as a unit.

Swagger recently released their first 8 song EP in January 2009 on Swagger-owned Grab' em Records and is excited to promote the album with their impressive live performances. The album was produced, engineered, and mixed by Grammy-nominated producer John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity, Cry of Love, DAG). The album is available on iTunes via Deep South Digital distribution. Swagger currently is preparing to record their next full length LP scheduled for early-mid 2010...and the band continues to write songs at an impressive pace. One of the distinctive capabilities of Swagger is that they work well in different musical environments. They can pull off face-melting guitar anthems one song then make folks cry with a sad love song and end with a straight up party song about the good times.

Based in Raleigh, Swagger currently plays shows across the the Triangle and is expanding to include the Southeast and beyond. They travel to new places and change the environment. Swagger can turn a quiet evening into a rockin' good time with ease after rolling into town.

Discography

Songs on the self-titled Swagger LP released in Jan 2009 on Swagger owned Grab' em Records:
Running Wild
Mourning Train
Susanne
Always Be Shining
Youngblood
Roadrunner
Bella

Songs to be considered for release on the second full length Swagger LP sometime in late 2009 / early 2010:

My Radio
Fade Away
The Honeymoon is Over
Healing
If You Don't Like It
Close the Door
Gypsy Wind
Vices
Wonder Why
Drinking Man's Curse
William
Brand New Morning
Mate of Mine
Tell Me
Mountain
Get Up and Go
Straight Pipes
Tomorrows
What Cha Made Of
Patrick Ewing

Set List

Our typical show is two 45 minutes sets or one 60-120 minute set. Below is a list of original songs we perform live. We love to perform.

Running Wild
Mourning Train
Susanne
Always Be Shining
She Is Love
Youngblood
Roadrunner
Bella
William
Drinkin' Man's Curse
Straight Pipes
William
If You Don't Like It
Brand New Morning
Tomorrows
Fade Away
Mate of Mine
Get Up and Go
Tell Me
Mountain
The Honeymoon is Over
Close the Door
Vices
My Radio