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Baby Break!

Hi Folks, sorry its been so quiet around here for awhile now, Angela and I have brought a beautiful baby boy Alexander Kingston Notting into the world! Xander is going beautifully, he was born on the 7th of November 2011 and is the most amazing thing in the world. He's already been on stage with us a few times and is a very happy, easy going little baby. We are still writing heaps, doing demos and playing a few local shows.  Keep posted on our facebook page www.facebook.com/swoonmusic

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Wintermoon and Palm Ck Folk Festival 2011

We had a real hoot this year at both these festivals playing with the band is so much fun! We also did some spur of the moment sets with the lovely Caroline Trengrove from Jigzag and the Dave Flower Band at Wintermoon and some exciting special appearances with the lovely Nick and Liesl from the Central Coast and the world class Frencham Smith at Palm Creek this year, lucky us!

Band Debut

Over the last few months we have been working with Joel Steel on Bass and Casey Mulcair on Drums to get a full 4 piece band going for our Swooney adventures, exciting stuff, we debuted at the Wintermoon festival 2010, and have since been playing all over Qld with the boys which has been awesome.

East Coast Tour Aug/Sep 2010

Home after a busy 30 shows over Aug/Sep down to Sydney and surrounds and back, was a real hoot, so good to get back down, thanks to all the lovely people who came out and heard us again, and to all the new peeps. We had awesome weekends at the Nuerum Ck Folk Festival near Woodford and the rocking Village festival in Yeppoon, some other highlight shows were the Manly Fig, The Shack at Narrabeen and the Royal Mail at Goodna!

Kindred Review

Trad and Now Magazine March 2010

CD REVIEW

Swoon - Kindred by Ian Dearden

I drive forty minutes to work each day, almost (but not quite) enough time to listen to the whole of this exquisite album from Swoon, a duo (Josh Notting and Angela Smith) who hail from Mackay. They ventured a long way from home – to Melbourne, in fact, where they recorded their debut album at Steve Vella’s Dog and Bear studio. Let me tell you, it was a trip well worth making! For anyone interested in making a similar trip, Steve is reconstructing the Dog and Bear studio in Trentham in rural Victoria. Angela’s angelic vocals married with Josh’s virtuosic guitar playing, occasional backing vocals and driving stompbox/foot tambourine rhythms create a sound that caresses, entices, delights and (dare I say it) seduces the ears! The songs (all jointly penned by Angela and Josh) substantially focus on love (and lust), requited and unrequited. Steve Vella’s engineering has provided an intimate and acoustic sound to the album, with minimal but tasty overdubs. It’s a CD that leaves you feeling that Angela and Josh are sitting there in your living room, performing just for you. In fact, although most of the songs, I assume, focus on Josh as the love interest, you could be forgiven for feeling that Angela was singing directly to you! The lovely Liz Frencham adds her double bass magic to a couple of tracks, Peter Vadivello supplies cajon and djembe drumming to three tracks, but the rest is all down to Angela and Josh, and they play, and sing, with passion, taste, and skill.


Ian Dearden
Trad and Now Magazine March 2010

Tour Announcment - The Heart Sing East Coast Tour 2010
Back on the road again the tour van has been serviced, cleaned and is itching to get its wheels spinning towards Melbournia for the first gigs of the tour. We'll be covering QLD, NSW, ACT & VIC. Check the shows page and myspace for full details. Can't wait to see ya all, don't forget to tell all your loved ones in those places to come on along to be Swooned.

New Videos of Kindred & Free Tonight from the Yungaburra Folk Festival late 2009

Check the video page out and get on youtube and rate, comment and tell your friends about them.

Kinded now available on iTunes

All the tracks off Kindred can now be downloaded on iTunes, so if you haven't got the hard copy or just want a few songs search for  Swoon Kindred at the store. 

Yungaburra Folk Festival 09'

Our very grateful 2nd year in a row back at Yungaburra Folk Festival was an awesome experience. Great sets, great sound, great audiences, great atmosphere just a great festival.  We were buzy bees over the weekend with 4 sets and 2 workshops but by the end of it we were wishing it was still going. A highlight was our upbeat set in the blues showcase in the chapel were we have got some great footage, check back soon for some youtube vids.  After the festival we did some exploring in the tablelands and deep north of the sunshine state which was a nice break before heading back home.

2nd Tour Huge Success

Our 2nd tour for 09 was awesome. 3 months on the road, lots of great gigs, familiar faces and fun times. Some of the highlights were 2 rockin' gigs at the Royal Mail  Hotel in Goodna, playing both Lizottes venues in NSW, playing the Cambridge in Newcastle, the Junkyard in Maitland, playing and exploring the Blue Mountains and the South coast of NSW.  To all the people who opened there homes to us and shared champagne breakfasts, late night/early morning jams, new songs and sounds, provided gorgeous verandahs and enchanted gardens, cooked captivating curries and of course conversations. We thank you all so much.

A special thanks to all the wonderful people who came out saw our shows and bought the album and gave us such memorable gigs. Hold on because we'll be back very Swoon!

25/08/09

Tour Update

Back on the road again after our intense first tour and a few months at home and its feeling great. We played heaps of really good gigs in SE Qld and are now down in NSW touring all over the place. Check back soon for tour pics otherwise check out the myspace

Wintermoon 2009

Ahh what to say about our favourite festival. Our beloved our preeeeciousss. It was an amazing weekend, so many outstanding acts we won't even mention names because the entire lineup was incredible. We played two sets to packed houses (so to speak) and it was so nice to come home and know half the faces in the audience after 4 months away touring,

On our soft swooning day set we had Liz Frencham on Big Beautiful bass and Caroline Trengrove on funky fiddle on a few tracks which was lovely.  On our night set we turned it on turned it up and had people dancing from the first chord to a lively mix of old favs and some new material.

Between the cool creek and the hot dancefloors the old friends and the new ones we had an amazing time. Bring on Wintermoon 2010!

16/02/2009

Tour Update

We have just completed the first leg of our tour playing awesome gigs at the Upfront Club in Maleny, Folk Redlands the Kookaburra Folk Club and Mad Ass Folk Clubs in Brisbane and Bon Amici's Cafe in Toowoomba with the Jimmy Watts Band and Craig Allen to mention a few. A huge thanks to all the wonderful people we have met on the way, we are looking forward to coming back in April on our way back to Mackay for Wintermoon.

Baby's Comin' Home played on Triple J

Sarah Howell's played Baby's Comin' Home on Roots N' All on Thursday 15th January and had a good giggle afterwards too which was great.

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Kindred review by Julie Dignan for the Folk Rag

20/01/2009

Julie Dignan who we ran into playing on the Duck & Shovel Blackboard one morning at Woodford has reviewed our album have a look here.

Kindred is Out!!!!

 28/02/2009

Kindred is now out, our launch at the Andergrove Tavern last weekend with the amazing David Flower was a huge success. Thank you so much to all you beautiful people who came along and showed your support and made it such a fantastic night (and bought our album yee! yee!)

If you haven't got it yet you can buy it direct from us on this website for $25 go to the Buy Stuff link on the left.
It will be appearing in several music shops and other stores around Mackay and on the www in the next few weeks.  The album will also be available for download shortly there are some free ones here on this site.

Swoon Kindred Debut Album Cover

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