Swoon

Swoon

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Swoon is what happens when everything you loved in music and trusted as nearly religous culminates into a visceral sound. It's the feeling of deja vu, "Live"

Biography

Swoon

Swoon: intr.v. (swôôn)

1. To faint
2. To be overwhelmed by ecstatic joy

OK, maybe you won’t faint, but you will be moved.

Comprised of former members of Specimen, Fade to Black, Thrill of the Pull, and Until December, the members of Swoon have opened for such legendary acts as the New York Dolls, Sisters of Mercy, Love & Rockets, Joan Jett, Janes Addiction, Nine Inch Nails and the Ramones, just to name a few.

They are an original act of melodic rock, poetic haunting vocals, hypnotizing guitars with a classic moody alternative edge.

Personal influences range from Roxy Music, The Doors and Jeff Buckley to Sonic Youth, Sisters of Mercy and Echo and the Bunnymen.

Personal Biographies:

Scotty is the voice of Swoon!
Brought up on a steady diet of Celtic folk music & 60's garage legends like The Seeds, The Music Machine, The Stooges and most of all The Doors, Scotty grabbed hold of the simplistic and immediate message that these great bands and styles offered, along with the D.I.Y. ethic of the punk and post-punk scenes to shape a style all his own. His exciting & unpredictable on-stage energy is a rarity in these times of pre-packaged performances.

Stephan is guitarist of Swoon!
Playing in bands since the age of 13, Stephan’s guitar playing is a tribute to every guitarist whose sound has passed through him. With influences ranging from the obvious to the obscure! His sound encompasses a deep love of harmonic feedback and eastern dissonance coupled wildly with pounding resolve and swirling finesse. Stephan's sound takes a page from Mick Ronson and a little Jimmy Page by way of The Chameleons.

Brad is guitarist for Swoon!
With a lifetime of experience behind him and armed with his trusty fender telecaster, Brad brings a steady, melodic voice to Swoon. A talented songwriter & arranger with a great knowledge of rock music roots & traditions. Holding a great love for the music of the Australian underground, Brad’s influences are many, including: Tom Verlaine (Television) Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground), Marc Bolan (T. Rex) and the great Steve Kilbey of The Church.

Tim is the drummer for Swoon!
Hailing from London, England, Tim is the pounding force of Swoon. Playing in garage bands starting in his teens, he developed a style based in part on the songs he heard coming from his radio as a child. Bands like the Dave Clark Five, and later on David Bowie, Roxy Music and the sadly underappreciated Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Tim went on to play in the London’s infamous batcave scene for the band Specimen.

Lyrics

My Dearest Lover

Written By: S. Campbell

Maybe I was better
Oh, you don’t know how I try
Mrs. Smith I love your sweater
Up & down and turn around

Baby it was different
Or was it just the same
I prayed and prayed it could be different
I’m a little love shocked and ashamed

Those are the words we use
Instead of telling the truth
Those are the words
My dearest lover

Maybe I was better
Oh, you don’t know how I try
Mrs. Smith I love your sweater
Up & down and turn around, turn around

Those are the words we use
Instead of telling the truth
Those are the words
My dearest lover


My dearest lover
My dearest lover
My dearest lover
My dearest lover

Whirlpool

Written By: B. Orgeron

I AM NAKED IN SUSPENSION
CIRCLING THE FOLD IN AWE
LAUGHING WHILE THE BED CRUMBLES
RINGING IN THE FALL

WE SAW IT ALL
AND LIVED TO TELL
THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO FIT INTO
WHIRLPOOL

ONCE TOO SOON AND TWICE TOO OFTEN
KISS AWAY THE DARKEST DAY
TIME IS SACRED, TIME IS OURS
BURNING IN THE WAKE

WE MELT TOGETHER
AND LOVED IT ALL
THERE’S NOWHERE LEFT TO WALK UPON OR THROUGH
WHIRLPOOL

EVERY FACE ON FILE
DRINK THE BITTER POISON OF THE TIDE
EVERY FACE INSIDE
DRINK THE BITTER POISON OF THE TIDE
EVERY FACE AND EVERY SMILE

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVER
THE FAITH IN FOREVER
THE WAR IS OVER
THE WAR IS OVER
THE WAR IS OVER

Lightmoves

Written By: S. Campbell

Quickly the colored light moves
Across the sky
In the city at night
At night; across the sky at night

All alone in a crowded room
It’s an old trick
It’s a new design
In my mind
It’s just a shadowy line

A shadow of safety falls
Outside
A shadow of safety falls
Outside

Down the street named anxiety
I try to speak
It’s just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream

A shadow of safety falls
Outside
A shadow of safety falls
Outside

A still life of the city night
All the lights
Shine so bright
It’s in my eyes
In my eyes

A shadow of safety falls
Outside
A shadow of safety falls
Outside

All the little lights, they shine so bright; up into the sky in the city at night
All the little lights, they shine so bright; up into the sky in the city at night
Up into the sky; Up into the night

Discography

Swoon currently has a new 4-song CD receiving substantial DJ play on the San Francisco club scene. It was produced by Swoon and Mark Pistel (of industrial hip-hop legends Consolidated) It includes a powerful version of the Marianne Faithful classic "Broken English". You can always hear the latest three songs on the Swoon MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/swoon/ or sample them here on sonicbids!

Set List

A typical Swoon set list is made up of 80-90% original songs with a couple of covers thrown in to let you know some of the artists who have influences the band. Our sets range from 40-60 minutes.

Here's a copy of our last set list:

1) It Ended in the End
2) Try
3) Children of the Revolution (T. Rex)
4) Whirlpool
5) Restless Hand
6) My Dearest Lover
7) Broken English (Marianne Faithful)
8) Green to Red
9) Clown Downer
10) Lightmoves
11) A Gentle Takeover
12) Tunneldigger
13) Everlasting Dream
14) Meridian

Plus Encore:
Into The Dollhouse
Imitation of Christ