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Tim Torrens - Lead Vocals & Guitars
Cozy McAuley - Drums & Backing Vocals
The Early days
Originally Swurve was formed over a decade (1995) ago in Coleraine by founding members, best friends and songwriters Neil ‘Cozy McAuley & Tim Torrens, it actually came about from Cozy’s dad Michael also a drummer and Tim’s dad Jim a guitarist/bassist. They where playing a gig and exchanged telephone numbers for Cozy & Tim to arrange a jam well as they say the rest is history and Swurve was born……………
Since Swurve formed they have released ep's, singles along with endless touring across UK, Ireland & Europe playing some of the most prestigious venues, festivals around building up a profile and solid fanbase, the band have also supported many major acts!
Swurve's big melodic rock sound with hooky choruses will capture your heart, imagination and give you shivers. They have created a buzz and certainly been well received within the music industry over the years especially from 2001 to 2005 with the independent single releases which got extensive support from major National and Regional Radio Stations …. Many journalists / representatives in the music industry gave the band good positive reviews. During this period Swurve gained credibility and a reputation as an excellent live act establishing themselves on many stages and endlessly working on perfecting a high energy live show with tight musicianship that was not to be missed!!!
Swurve officially released their Debut Album ' 15 Years on 13th December 2010 through Raw Talent Records, The album features the songs Inside, Hiding behind your shadow, Live to fall & title track '15 Years.
'15 Years is a Digital download release only and is available for download on all online music stores such as itunes, play. The album is a collection of songs written and recorded between 2002 and 2010 as a celebration of TIM & COZY'S career spanning back to 1995.
This album release is a mile stone for the band and closes one chapter but symbolises the birth of a new exciting era for TIM & COZY.
SWURVE have already made significant progress with the songs for the 2nd album which they hope to release along with a new single in 2012.
- An unsigned Irish band with anthems of world beating proportions, that’s ‘Swurve with their song ‘Changes…. Its worth massive support and is getting its well-deserved release through pinnacle! - (Record of the day Magazine, London)
- Changes took over the radio station and won rock revolution! - (Storm Radio)
- Inside is one of the best songs I have heard from a band this year – (Johnny Hero, Downtown Radio) } ..
As for 15 YEARS it’s a huge pop-rock record that should be blaring out over the airwaves from dusk till dawn. Opener ‘Inside’ has truckloads of melody, superb performances, catchy choruses and good lyrics - it’s got Radio 1 written all over it. ‘Laydown’ drops pace to become a most moving and reflective song with terrific rocky chorus crescendos before sinking back - another potential single if ever there was one with strong hints of Nickelback. There’s a nice diversity of pace and mood throughout with consistently great performances and memorable melodies. I frankly find it extraordinary that this is the band’s debut album and on their own label. There’s twelve songs here and while there are obviously standouts this is an album which you put on play and then repeat. It’s that good.