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Philadelphia, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Philadelphia, PA
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Jazz Fusion


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Swwik is a funky rock band that excels at live improvisation and has a penchant for story-telling.
They pull equal influences from Jam bands as they do 80’s and 90’s pop music. Their honest songwriting,
combined with a goofy sense of humor and love of cats sets them apart from their contemporaries.
Energetic live shows run the gamut of 4 minute rockers and dance numbers to 17 minute plus sonic
adventures giving any audience something to enjoy. Based in West Philadelphia, Swwik has carved out
quite a niche in the diverse and thriving local music scene.

Band members met while working at the Ardmore Music Hall. Guitarists Joseph Pasternack and Ethan Tauber had discovered a songwriting chemistry which laid the groundwork for what Swwik would become. House sound engineer, Ed Moman and his roommate Ben Kutner-Duff had been a musical team for the previous decade and they joined the fold as keys/bass and drums respectively to complete the lineup. They discovered early on that they had an innate collaborative spirit and could bring out the best in each others’ abilities that culminates in Swwik’s ever evolving sound.

After a brief residency at Meskerem Ethiopian restaurant and bar in the heart of West
Philadelphia, they started to gain traction by booking shows in Fishtown, Phoenixville, and Ardmore. They recorded a 3 song EP and in September they performed at Threestival in Northumberland, Pa alongside Flux Capacitor, Nik Greeley and the Operators, and Darla. 

Upcoming shows are also scheduled at Kung Fu Necktie, Boxcar Brewing Co. and The Barbary.

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