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
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!
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!
Trad and Now Magazine March 2010
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
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
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!
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
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!
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.