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Biography

Swift Technique, Philadelphia’s fiery funk extravaganza, is sprinting into their ninth year at full speed! Their unique blend of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop and relentless showmanship has propelled the group into their most successful period to date. Featuring the powerhouse vocal tandem of Chelsea ViaCava and Nik Greeley, the band is releasing two new singles, “Lucky Bump” and “Reason to Be” to add to an ever-growing recording catalogue. With bombastic horns, thunderous bass and drums, driving guitar and keys, and more dance moves than you can shake a booty at, Swift Tech’s live performances are unmatched in energy, musicianship and pure feel-good fun. And with a recent appearance on the award winning Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, the group is commanding national attention.

After forming in 2007 Swift Technique has steadily toured, performed, and recorded all over the country. The band’s sound has evolved at every step, with the members constantly pushing their performing and musical limits. They have shared the stage with all varieties of world-class acts including: The Meters, Wu-Tang Clan, Snarky Puppy, DJ Questlove, Soulive, Fishbone, The Disco Biscuits, Turkuaz, The Motet, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Main Squeeze, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Kermit Ruffins,, Deep Banana Blackout, Kung-Fu, Orgone, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Sophistafunk. They have successfully played at top-tier venues in some of the most musically rich cities in the country including: New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Washington DC, New Orleans, Nashville, Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and of course, their hometown, Philadelphia.

For Swift Technique, every show is the craziest basement party you’ve ever been to. Representing Philadelphia in the funkiest way possible, Swift’s mission is to get you grooving, get you grinning, and fill you with the positive energy that world so sorely needs. Come out and see what thousands of satisfied funksters across the US have already experienced. With the hype around Swift Technique building at lightning speed, look for these gritty groove masters to take large leaps forward in the coming year!

 

Discography

The Kitchen Sessions

Released: January 2014

Format: CD / Digital

 

you boys be aight

Released: September 2014

Format: CD / Digital

 

Dress Shoes (Single)

Released: September 2015

Format: Digital

 

Jay's The Name (Single)

Released: August 2015

Format: Digital


Videos

Swift Technique 2016 Promo Reel

Swift Technique MAINTAINING A BALANCE 6-13-15 BeardFest

Swift Technique covers Uptown Funk

Swift Technique covers Power of Equality

Swift Technique - Reason To Be Live @ Radio 104.5

Swift Technique NEWSIES 6-13-15 BeardFest

 

Quotes

“This octet naturally brings a high energy, layered sound to their music, containing a heavy funk horn section bursting forth from trumpet, trombone, and saxophone like fourth of July fireworks. With these elements is a perfect mixture of smooth melodic bass lines and a crunchy clean rhythm guitar that manages to harness these wild ostentatious grooves.”

- Christian Pezzino, THAT MAG


“Swift Technique’ (an appropriate name for this group) was one of the tightest, most original acts I’d seen in The District in a long time. With one microphone — front and center — the brass players seemed to trade off, each dancing when not soloing or accompanying the others. “The Temptations” would have been proud!”

- Fritz Rumohr, DC Live Music Examiner


“Swift Technique‘s vocalist, Chelsea ViaCava, mesmerized the audience with her soulful voice [...] Never before have I seen such a unique and unprecedented performance.”

- Rebecca Wolfe, The Music Vibes

 

“One of the best live bands I’ve ever seen” & “One of my favorite bands in the world”

- Kevin Kennedy, Philadelphia Music Critic and founder of The Swollen Fox Music Blog

 

“Well its not everyday you run into a band that you can automatically feel is destined for greatness. Swift Technique does Philly proud with their eclectic vibes and funky tunes that just draws the crowd in. Get your autographs and photo ops now, because in about 3 years, with the direction that these guys are going the only time you’ll see them this close and personal is on TV.”

- Christian Denzel, Sheddin.com

 

"Their contagious energy & musical prowess is undeniable, and you cannot help but smile & dance when you watch these guys play."

- Live For Live Music

 

Contact

Management:

Jake Leschinsky - 610.864.1609 // Jake@SwiftTechnique.com
Andy Bree - 610.715.2685 // Andy@SwiftTechnique.com
Greg Rosen - 609.456.7242 // Rosen@SwiftTechnique.com


Booking:



Gabe Johnson / In The Pocket Artists
541.550.7260
Info@InThePocketArtists.com
www.InThePocketArtists.com


Press:

Press@SwiftTechnque.com