The Swelltones (by The Swelltones)
Originally a college band formed in Norfolk, UK by James Granger (Guitar) and Lee Ashby (Bass & Bad Jokes) in 1996, The Monty, as they were then called, soon gained momentum performing their brand of Brit pop-rock material at countless venues around the UK. With influences such as The Who, Police and Pink Floyd to name a few, the mainstream classic rock sound that followed brought many fans of all ages. The band changed names on various occasions along with many drummers and keyboard players too. For a year they were known as The Hairy Palm Sundaes, injecting a sense of humour into the set whilst creating a reality rockumentary during one particular tour (yet to raise its head!).
The Band soon found a creative niche with Darren Link (Drums) and Matthew Richards (Mellodian), changed their name to The Swelltones (partly derived from their coastal origins) and developed their characteristic full-on sound, crossing the genre borders with a rock-reggae-punk-funk fusion. They subsequently took to the studio with producer Ross Griggs a.k.a - Billy Unbelievable (Boned) to create the EP Big Fat Fish.
With a busy live schedule and an album in the pipeline for 2010, you’d better watch out for these guys as they continue to put the fun into funk and rock on and on and on!
The Swelltones (by Getout Records)
Quite simply Rock/Pop like it should be - played with drive and passion. These guys have cut their teeth on the live circuit, found out what their audience wants from them and captured it on the soon to be released EP 'Big Fat Fish'.
The EP contains five tracks ranging from the driving force of the opener, Goldfish Bowl, to the Reggae influenced Reaction. We're delighted to be working with songwriters of this calibre - top drawer stuff!
Check out the samples below and hear for yourselves: