"Swoon make music that takes
your heart, dances with it then puts it back beating stronger than
ever"*. A dynamic Contemporary Rockin’ Folk duo who write and
perform a range of material from danceable high energy Rockin’
Folk, to tender ballads, humorous dittys and their brand of blues based
acoustic rock. Josh plays an acoustic guitar with some effects and
loops, sings backup vocals and plays the stomp box and foot tambourine.
He provides the driving rhythms, wailing solos and catchy guitar
accompaniment that Angela Smith (lead vocals and percussion) lays over
her strong beautiful voice and master shaker playing. Influenced by
their own Kindred, Love, Led Zeppelin and Jigzag, Swoon’s music
is joyous, unpretentious and refreshing.
Starting up in July 2006 their magical songwriting partnership and
passionate onstage delivery has seen them go from strength to strength.
Playing support for Powderfinger & Silverchair on the Across the
Great Divide Tour, Glen Shorrock (LRB), Deborah Conway, Andrew Morris,
Dave Flower and well known Australian folk act Jigzag. The festival
credits to their name are the Yungaburra (Far Nth QLD) 08, 09, Palm
Creek (North QLD) 08, Wintermoon (The Whitsundays) 08, 09 and
Springfest (The Whitsundays) 07, folk festivals.
In August 2008 Swoon recorded their debut album ‘Kindred’
at Dog & Bear Studios in Melbourne which is receiving airplay on
Triple J and many community stations across oz. Their excellent live
show has been delighting audiences up and down the East Coast with over
7 months on the road during 2009 and no plans to slow down.
They are currently touring South East QLD and NSW, making friends,
writing and loving every minute of their experience in this beautiful
Some kind words:
“Palm Creek Folk Festival 2008 (North Queensland) was delighted
to have Swoon (Josh Notting and Angela Smith) from Mackay perform on
the Saturday night, a popular night for festival audiences to let their
hair down. Josh and Ange captivated the crowd at once. Strong, vibrant
vocals coupled with energetic, resonant guitar make this duo’s
sound amazingly powerful. A dynamic mix of upbeat and melodious songs
underpinned their great performance"
Program Director of Palm Creek Folk Festival
Program Director of 4CRM
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