Recorded live at the Molly's Bar Stage, WOMAD Festival, shortly after the release of their fourth album (and their first of entirely original material) DO YA HALLELUJAH? on Brighton label Freshly Squeezed. Here the 8-piece SWING NINJAS are captured in one of those rare and golden setting-sun moments in front of a warmly receptive audience at one of the UK’s best loved festivals. You can definitely feel the atmosphere in the sound!
Starting life as a busking trio, the band evolved (via three self-released albums of swing standards) into an original swing and old-school R'n'B outfit, who, as Blues and Soul magazine put it, are “one of those rare things, a vintage influenced band with contemporary relevance!” In this sense they rank alongside artists like Seasick Steve, Pokey LaFarge, C.W. Stoneking or The Dead South.
They have performed and sometimes headlined countless festivals from New Orleans to Istanbul via everywhere in between. We are very pleased and excited to offer their "Live At WOMAD" recording absolutely FREE - we all felt we wanted to share the joy, energy and musical spirit of this band at this moment... We hope you will enjoy the infectious charm of this recording as much as we did.
Will Hood : Alto Sax, Vocals
Bruce Stevens : Helicon, Vocals
Leroy Richardson : Baritone Sax, Vocals
Jarvis Daniel : Guitar
Jamie Mellor : Guitar, Vocals
Simon C. Russell : Double bass, Vocals
Matthew Gest : Piano, Vocals
Peter Hill : Drums
Mixed and mastered by Matt Brown
released June 7, 2017
Recorded live at the WOMAD festival, mixed and mastered by Matt Brown.
supported by 14 fans who also own “Live at WOMAD (Free Download)”
I took part in your two live concerts at The Royal Swing Fest in Torino, this weekend.
You're simply amazing.
And your yesterdays last song, "St. James Infirmary"... I'm still getting goose bumps.
Bravissimi, ragazzi! swingphony