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Bringing back the Swamp Music! Swamp Music Players is a Vancouver Island band of professionals, dreamers and professional dreamers with a love for Americana, Southern Roots Rock, Swamp Funk, Swamp Pop and Blues ! We like to consider ourselves a retro-futuristic swamp band because we love how in the 1980's everything from the 50's like the music and fashion was cool again. We like how in the 1970's there was a Roots Rock movement to get back to basics again that had a real charm about it. So in SMP we have rolled back the clock but trying to get back to the future! We have the unaffected swagger to use a pawn shop synth or neon lights while playing an old timey song honesty. So we've hopped around the time machine so much we lost track of the plot but you won't find much irony we are pretty serious about the Swamp sho nuff !
We are really happy that you found us and reading this right now! We are living the dream already to get our music out there and to open new doors and get to collaborate and be part of the industry. We really want to share Swamp Music and do our part for the genre that has been active but overlooked for decades. You can be part of this adventure we look forward to your support!
We started out July 10th 2010 as a rotational lineup or collective of amateur musicians and no-collar-workers putting on a few charity shows if it be for the food bank ,African non-profit Asocderu or to raise work-retraining supplies for our Louisiana penpal "Swamp Girl" Danielle Leigh Rashall. She went on to be a big contributor to our art style with her photography and modeling(Thanks Danielle!). SMP slowly put together a self-titled album by December 2012 and by that time SMP had become a real band and attracted the interest of local Jazz musicians looking for an outlet for their love of all things Swamp! With a serious rhythm section, a classically trained pianist turned Americana composer and an equally eccentric front lineup of semi-professionals and hopefuls SMP began to earn the attention of National and International outlets. Local press called us "Prophets In Their Hometown" and we even got on local TV where they were equally perplexed as we hosted a "Swamp Music" show with some of the best bands in the province such as "Pigeon Park" and "The Revival". SMP first charted in Kingston Ontario in early 2013 and saw lots of Campus airplay in Ontario,British Columbia and the Maritimes. "Jack Antonio Show" was a big supporter as it rebroadcast on several FM and online shows. In the USA we won a minor accolade in Tuscaloosa Alabama and saw plenty of spins with Idaho's Peace River Valley "Southern Low Down" and Missouri's "Basement Tapes with Nicky and Bootsy" and 40foothole online in New Jersey. We saw international airplay/2013 in too many places to list but most memorable was "New Country Show" in Mannheim Germay, RootsTime.BE Belgium, RadioKC France and Atlantis FM in the Canary Islands.