Default lineup: 4 members
4 piece band: Male Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards, Female Lead Vocals/Guitar, Bass/Vocals & Drums/Vocals.
* Party band with rich vocals & harmonies for a full sound!
* Energetic, reliable & truly live (nothing is recorded)!
* Extensive range of songs from the 60’s to the present day!
* Choice of band attire - casual, stripy or smart!
* Excellent value for money!
* Over 50 years of professional experience between them!
* Background recorded music available free of charge between sets or after band's performance!
* Completely self contained with PA & lighting as standard!
* Based in Manchester but travel nationally!
* Sound limiter friendly!
* Additional Acoustic, duo and solo options available.
About the band
Swag are a 4 piece covers band, playing the best music from the 60s to the present day. From The Beatles to Bruno Mars, Swag offer something for everyone!
Based in Manchester, in the North West of England, Swag can travel anywhere in the UK. Happy to tailor their performance to suit your event, Swag's flexible live sets can be performed as 2 x 60 minutes, 3 x 40 minutes or whatever configuration suits your event. The band can also perform up to 3 hours of material for a small extra charge.
Between live sets, Swag can play recorded background music through their PA, keeping the party atmosphere going and saving you the expense of a DJ. They are happy to tailor their set list to suit your needs and song requests are welcome (please see booking options).
If you require live music earlier in the day as well as in the evening Swag are able to perform an alternative acoustic set or just 2 of the band can perform as a duo. Female singer, Emelia, is also available to sing solo at events such as wedding ceremonies. (Again - please see booking options).
The band represents great value for money and have worked hard to create a big sound, with stunning vocal harmonies and great musicianship.
Swag can dress in black and white stripy T-shirts which makes the band really stand-out from the crowd but they can also smarten up or can dress more casually - whatever is best for you.
The band is completely self-contained and has a high quality 2K PA system and stage lighting.
The band is fully insured and has public liability insurance up to the value of £10 million (which can be inspected upon request). All of the band’s equipment is PAT tested on a regular basis.
Matt - Lead Vocals, Keyboard & Guitar:
Matt is a self-taught musician and can play guitar, bass and drums as well as being able to tinker on the piano / keyboard. For over 15 years he played with the 5 piece covers band, The New Originals – a name borrowed from the cult film Spinal Tap.
He has his own recording studio at home and as well as playing covers he has spent much of his life writing and recording original music. He made two records with the band Turn to Flowers, on the same record label as The Mock Turtles and Inspiral Carpets and shared the bill with those bands as well as The Stone Roses, Northside and The Soup Dragons at various venues. With the band, Fat Black Cat, Matt toured the UK three times (with the Australian Doors) and a TV programme was made about them by Granada Television.
Matt still gets a huge buzz out of playing live and continues to write his own material with the band StateDancer. If you wish to engage him in conversation then he’ll happily talk about anything to do with music or second world war planes!
Emelia - Lead Vocals & Guitar:
Emelia is the newest member of the band and a hugely welcome addition adding amazing vocals and an extra guitar to the mix. She started singing at the age of 8 and now has a diverse repertoire and style from musical theatre and standards to full on rock and pop.
She names her musical guilty pleasures as Westlife and McFly (well she is the youngest member of the band!) but says that her biggest influence is Freddie Mercury who she considers to have been the world’s greatest showman and vocalist.
Tom - Bass & Vocals:
Tom plays a number of instruments including the guitar which he also teaches. He also teaches music theory – proving that he must have the patience of a saint.
He gained his knowledge having completed a music degree at Salford University and has been a musician all his life.
He cites his musical influences as Ryan Adams, The Beatles, Steely Dan and Death Cab For Cutie and as well as playing covers he also writes his own music which he regularly performs under his own name.
Stuart - Drums & Vocals:
Stuart is another multi-instrumentalist and although he sits at the back behind the drums he can also play the guitar and bass. He even has a music degree to prove it.
He plays in a number of bands including the Big Shot Swing Orchestra, Soul Bandits and Brass Routes and in the past has played with the Casino All Stars and The Groove Merchants -a pun-tastic collection of bands I’m sure you’ll agree!
He now passes on his drumming expertise by teaching. He has an eclectic musical taste and says that he likes most genres from metal to jazz and everything in-between, although his biggest influence on his drumming has probably been Vinnie Colleuta, the drummer for Frank Zappa.
Previous Clients Include:
Royal Bank of Scotland
Manchester City Council Gardening awards
15th Sqd Royal Engineers
The Tenon Group
Auto Glass UK
Previous Venues Include:
Titanic Hotel, Liverpool
Hornton Grange, Birmingham
Ruskin Hotel, Blackpool
Imperial Hotel, Balckpool
Manchester City - Eithad Stadium
Manchester United - Old Trafford Football Club
Smokies Park Hotel, Oldham
Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport
Sketchley Grange Hotel, Leicestershire
Birmingham Metropole Hotel
Cavendish Hotel, Bakewell
The Pines Hotel, Chorley
Lowry Hotel, Salford, Manchester
Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club, Stockport
Crewe Hall, Crewe
Trafford MV Rugby Club, Sale
Larkhill Community Centre, Timperley
Lancaster Golf Club
Manchester Airport Hotel
Manchester Masonic Hall
Rivington Hall Barn, Bolton
Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Oakmere
Chevin Lodge, Otley
Old Padeswood Golf Club
Peckforton Castle, Nr Tarporley
Mere Golf and Country Club
Dukes 92, Castlefield, Manchester
Heaton Moor Conservative Club
Belle Epoque, Knutsford
Ruthin Castle Hotel, North Wales