TD Sunfest in association with FCLMA presents SWINGROWERS as part of FCLMA London Music Week (April 28 – May 5, 2019)
With more than 20 million views on YouTube, Swingrowers (pronounced Swing-Growers) is one of the most sought-after bands on the retro-world scene. Based in Palermo (Italy) and Brighton (England), it is celebrated for its irreverent style, which blends the freshness of electronic dance music with the warm influences of 1920s & ’30’s era jazz to create a unique vintage-inspired pop sound.
The group’s debut album, PRONOUNCED SWING’GROWERS (2012), was largely a sample-based affair featuring founding members Loredana Grimaudo on vocals and Roberto Costa (a.k.a. PiSk) on production duties. Manouche guitarist Alessio Costagliola joined the unit prior to recording the 2013 single “Queen of Swing,” and its 2014 follow-up album REMOTE saw the band expand to a five-piece with the addition of Davide Rizzuto on violin and Ciro Pusateri on alto saxophone and clarinet. Swingrowers’ latest release is OUTSIDEIN (2018).
Along with three albums on the independent British label Freshly Squeezed, the band has released a series of catchy singles, cover versions and remixes, many of which were collected on its 2014 “Do Not Cover EP”. Hits include a cover of Technotronic’s 1989 classic “Pump Up the Jam,” and “Butterfly,” released in April 2017. On top of delivering official remixes for Caro Emerald and Swing Republic, Swingrowers has also collaborated with The Lost Fingers, Gypsy Hill and DJ Pony Montana.
Swingrowers has taken its explosive live show to major stages all over the globe, including the United States, Japan and India, and has opened sell-out concerts for the likes of pioneering electro swing artists/producers Parov Stelar, Chinese Man and Caravan Palace.