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Hello Swindon / Bio

Somewhere in the greater Phoenix area, two guys sit discussing the local music scene, reminiscing about the cool places and bands that used to be found performing around town. There are lots of new places and new bands, (even old bands), but establishments like Bandersnatch Brew Pub, The Mason Jar, Billy Gordon's, Hollywood Alley, and Long Wongs on Mill Avenue are all gone. Good bands come and go, but most are merely ghosts at this point…

“Hello Swindon is still around.”
“Who?”
“You know, that Tempe band with the drummer who plays standing up.”
“Didn’t they have a sax player, too?”
“Yeah, like two different guys and five bass players over the years.”
“Didn’t they become a band before Y2K? What’s that, like 15 years now? That’s almost as old as my kids!”
“1999. And now, their original bass player has returned and they are a power-trio, whatever that is.”
“Like The Police or Blink 182 or Rush?”
“No, nothing like Rush! Maybe like a bluesy Nirvana with a touch of Sublime.”
“Interesting. Those Swindon guys could sing. Maybe we should check them out.”
“They have a website.”
“A website? Wow, they are old school! What about FB or Twitter?”
“Nope, just a website.”
“YouTube channel?”
“No, there’s a couple of videos available, but strictly a website hosted by ReverbNation.”
“Interesting.”
“I thought so.”
“Well, I gotta go pick up the kids from school.”
“Yeah, me too. Swindon has some shows coming up. Wanna go?”
“I’ll check my schedule and let you know.”

And so, here we are. All these years gone by and still we find a way to create and perform the music we love, whether it’s our own stuff or the songs of our musical heroes. Why stop now? Does a painter stop painting? Do writers cease to write? We are making music for ourselves and we enjoying sharing it live. We’ve gone back to the well, relearning some old songs, making up new ones, finding the pure joy of turning on and turning up just to rock out for awhile. Things come full circle. We are back where we started and we look forward to seeing you soon!

All the best,
Scott, John, and Erich

General Info

Band Members
Scott Semple - Guitar/Vocals, John Vick - Percussion/Vocals, Matt Schafman - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Artist Name
Hello Swindon
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/helloswindon
Active Since
03/99
Genres
Alternative / Ska / Acoustic Rock

Contact Info

Location
Tempe, AZ
Manager
Scott Semple

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