Swingrowers (pronounced "Swing-Growers") are a young, dynamic Italian duo from Palermo in Sicily. The pair take their name and inspiration from the farming tradition of their local villages where cultivating plants in the arid countryside is a much-prized art, taking time and skill. So the duo aim to take vintage swing and with respect and nurture, breathe new life into an old tradition.
The Swingrowers supported Parov Stelar at his Sold Out Koko show in May, with many UK and European festival appearances over the summer, like The Secret Garden Party in the same stage as Caravan Palace's band on 22 July 2012.
Roberto Costa a.k.a. "Pisk" and Loredana Grimaudo, melt perfectly together past musical experienced which become fertiliser for the "Swing-Growers". The idea of electro-swing sound came after discovering new sounds, like the French band Caravan Palace's ones. Here the brave enterprise to launch on a "dry land" like Italy. The encounter with manager Giulio Castronovo is a turning point towards the unexpected. Just in a few months our artists start their tour around the Europe , passing by famous clubs like London's Hootananny and Paris's La Java (performing on the same stage as Edith Piaf and Django Reinhardt), and also important events like Electro Swing Club of London and Milan, the Electro Swing Cabaret organized by Bebop Swing of Lyon and Toulouse, Turin's Swing Circus, Nottingham's Jitterbug, Palermo's Hoppa Fest and Brighton's and London's stages of White Mink tour.
At the beginning of 2012 Swingrowers won the contest "Electro-swing People Favourite 2011" as "Best Hope" 2012, with which they take place in the Electro-swing world chart.
"These guys are complete naturals and a very exciting find for us." said label boss Nick Hollywood. "For me they were a complete stand-out in the world of electro swing, coming out of nowhere with a very polished sound. We are very pleased to have signed them."
released September 9, 2012
All songs written, performed and produced by Roberto Costa (Pisk) and Loredana Grimaudo.
Except Crazy People, Minor Swing and Red Duster Rag remixed.