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Swill & the Swaggerband

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Swill & the Swaggerband
Stripes Bar, Brentford FC – Friday 4th Feb 2005

New name to me but Swill is the singer/songwriter with 80’s folk
rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang (the band’s bass player also forms
part of the Swaggerband). It was a very informal gig with various
musicians joining Swill on stage as required and it made for a
very ‘intimate’ atmosphere. As for the music it ranged from good old
rock ‘n’ roll to folk via some touching solo vocal slots from

Swill.The musicianship was top rate and featured everything from
acoustic guitars to mandolins via a tin shaker. Well worth seeing
live & I am off to get some THTCH CD’s…
Support came from a Ukranian accordian player (he was in the
Ukranians, a band who are well known in world music cicrles I am led
to believe), who did a short set sung in his native tongue and boy
did he have a deep, booming voice. Just shows that music overcomes
any language barriers.

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