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!
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
Jay's The Name (Single)
Released: August 2015
“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
Jake Leschinsky - 610.864.1609 // Jake@SwiftTechnique.com
Andy Bree - 610.715.2685 // Andy@SwiftTechnique.com
Greg Rosen - 609.456.7242 // Rosen@SwiftTechnique.com
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