Swanee Back To Rock Perth!

Fri. 7 Dec, 2012 7:00pm - 11:00pm AWST
18 and Over
AUD $25.00 - AUD $30.00
18 and Over
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AUD $25.00 - AUD $30.00
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Swanee Back To Rock Perth!

Guitar Gods in association with Savagedog Events
Swanee’s Back to Rock Perth!

Backed by some of the best musicians in the city, Swanee is back to rock Perth and will be performing his Greatest Hits and promoting his latest album, “Have A Little Faith”, in One Show Only at Black Bettys in Northbridge on Friday December 7, 2012.

Be early to catch WA’s Led Zeppelin experience, Lady Zeppelin (featuring Perth’s Leading Lady of Rock, Donna G.) as well as the great melodies and music of AOR band, Jac Dalton (featuring Guitar Gods’ Graham Greene and Annemieke) performing tracks from their sophomore album, Icarus.

This is a show not to be missed by West Australian friends and fans alike!

18+ Event - Doors open: 7pm.
Show starts at 8pm and ends at 11pm.

$30 or $25 concession
At the door $35 or $30 concession
(ID required on entry)

See more on www.guitargods.com.au

John Swan - "Swanee"

Originating from Glasgow, John Swan has been on the Australian music scene since he was 14 years old. He has become part of this country’s musical backbone playing first as a drummer, then as a singer with many of the country’s' top rock and roll outfits.

In 1978 he released his first album “Into The Night” with WEA Records. Swanee’s first major chart success was a great rendition of Tim Hardin’s “If I Were A Carpenter” from the album “This Time It’s Different”. Success with the next 2 singles from the album immediately followed. “Lady What’s Your Name” and “Temporary Heartache” both screamed straight up the charts.

The 70s and 80s saw Swanee’s career take off with the release of his album, “This Time It’s Different”. The album produced three successful singles, and paved the way for the solo artist to take up residence as lead singer of the renowned Party Boys, a band that recorded its own fair share of hits including the number one single “He’s Gonna Step On You Again” and two top 10 hits “Hold Your Head Up” and “Gloria”.

In 2000, John came off the road to get sober after too many years of hard partying. A long distance recording project with Australian producer Mark Moffatt, now based in Nashville, soon turned into a full blown album, ‘Have A Little Faith’. The new record features many of Nashville’s finest players working through a selection of new songs from John, some favourite tunes and some updated versions of his biggest hits.

According to Mark Moffatt, “We began to put a few tracks together via the internet and as things progressed it became apparent it was going to be much more than an acoustic record, though still a mix of his old & new stuff. A lot of veteran ‘southern cats’ in town wanted to know who this amazing singer was... so I just kept going at it, building tracks to where I felt they needed to be to support John’s voice.”

‘Have A Little Faith’ is John’s best work to date. Swanee the band is back on the road for special gigs and major tours. He’s back with the blues where it all started and he couldn’t be happier.

“My main thing these days,” he says, “is working with the next generation. I’m trying to show them from my own experiences that you don’t have to screw up your life and that you can be more creative and challenge yourself when you’re straight...in fact, the longer you do it that way, the better you get! Then you can really enjoy and appreciate the rewards that come for your efforts.”

Read the full bio on: www.swanee.com.au

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Venue Details
Black Bettys 133 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge, WA 6003