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"a little slice of rock'n'roll heaven, accompanied by tasty riffs and shredding guitars."
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Steven Williams - Vocals @MySwilly
Kevin Campbell - Guitar @Guitarplayinggu
Doug Adair - Bass @TDougAdair
Carl Holz - Drums @holzdrums
Jason Long - Keys @hammondeggs49
Tammy Throneberry - Lyricist @TammyThroneber4
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Swilly is an indie rock band (fronted by singer/songwriter Steven Williams) who record, produce and master all our own material. The majority of our music is blues-based classic rock, and Steven's vocals have been compared to Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. We believe in laughing our asses off and having fun first and that’s quite evident by our lyrics. As the saying goes, "if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life." A good work ethic doesn’t hurt either. With that being said, this is one expensive business and most investors would laugh at the cost of bringing a music project to fruition.
We’ll often collaborate with different artists from around the world. We recorded two songs with Klaus Passegger, an instrumental guitarist from Austria. He’s a hell of a guitar player so look out for him! Kevin Campbell also contributes a lot of lead guitar and he has a real talent for bringing Swilly songs to life.
Doug Adair grew up in the 70s with a transistor radio in one hand and a tape recorder in the other, so to say he lived for music is an understatement. Doug started by learning the ukulele in school and loved it, but his father said that he should have a real guitar and take lessons. A couple years later, he was asked by a friend if he wanted to be in a band and of course, he said yes and never looked back. Doug studied guitar at the Eli Kastner Guitar Academy in Toronto and during the 80s and 90s wrote and recorded an immense amount of “catchy” acoustic and mainstream rock music at his home studio.
Everybody knows that bass players are hard to find when forming a band, so it was necessary to buy and learn how to play a bass for the band. As it turned out, Doug has a natural feel for the instrument and doesn’t mind switching from guitar to bass when it is called for. Doug is a SOCAN-registered singer-songwriter and is currently the bassist for Swilly.
After attending Berklee, our drummer Carl Holz was part of the Washington, DC music scene, playing with some excellent bands and touring a lot. Since moving to Colorado in the '90s, he's continued to tour some, including Asia, record a lot and play with some other great bands. Presently, he's an online session drummer and freelance gigging drummer.
Jason Long has been playing music since he was a teenager and started playing live 20 years ago. He has played everything from prog metal to rockabilly hillbilly music. Currently active in a Queen tribute and a progressive rock cover band as well as Swilly., Jason loves playing and enjoys the opportunity to get to write new material.