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A traditional jazz band playing an eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, jump blues, boogie woogie, surf, ska, blue beat and occasionally traditional jazz!

Swervy Worlis a national touring band and not based in any one area.
The troupe specialises in village hall dances in order to bring fantastic eclectic music to rural communities and make memorable events, country wide.
 

Swervy World can also be hired as an acoustic band for offstage, outdoor events, themed shows, walkabouts and parades. To include street events, field events, boat decks, beaches, deserts, tundra, forests, markets, cruises, film and TV work,
or collaborative work for theatre and circus shows.

All enquiries to
swervyworld@hotmail.com

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Q's and A's

What instruments do you have in your band. ?

Saxophone, Banjo, Sousaphone, Percussion and Singing.   

Where are you all from?
Swervy World was created in Tavistock Devon in 1996 by travelling musician Stephane Spitz.
Performers reside in Brighton and Bristol with a volunteer administrator in Bury St Edmunds and
founding member Stephane Spitz is still travelling.

 
Are you a local band?
No. We are a national touring band.
Swervy World actively seeks to travel to as many far flung places as possible.
Swervy World performers are selected not by geographical location, but for their musical

excellence and their willingness to travel.
All Swervy World musicians are from a back ground of travelling street performers, having been
either solo performers working and travelling year round as a way of life, or working with past
travelling street bands such as Roxy's Tool Box, Urban Ravioli, Tragic Roundabout. 
Swervy World members are not tied to day jobs to subsidise their music work and can therefore
be free to take their work as musicians with them wherever they go.


With the band so spread out, How do you get together to rehearse?

Because Swervy World tour by the week, and not by the day, usually one whole day per tour is
set aside for rehearsing (usually a Thursday).
 

What is the Rural Touring initiative?
To encourage an annual national touring curriculum, each year Swervy World attempts to cover
twelve, week-long tours of twelve rural counties.

During these county tours, the band will make street performances and also take as many
bookings in the county as they can in that week, in order to make up the costs of running the
tour.

By being flexible with dates and fitting around when the troubadours are in the area, repeat
bookers know this is how to get the band at a discount. 

Please enquire if you have a venue and you are interested in becoming part of Swervy World's
annual county touring programme.


Do you do private bookings/weddings?
Yes, sometimes, very occasionally.  The band's focus is on public performance (i.e. events we
can advertise on posters, our website, our Facebook page and our own mailing list). Therefore
private bookers must be aware a private booking will subsidise a tour and subsequent public
performances within that area. 


How do I book Swervy World? 
In the first instance, all booking enquiries please email to swervyworld@hotmail.com 

Do you provide a PA? Stage lights? 
Yes.
Swervy World is also able to do acoustic shows for more intimate settings or for places where electricity is not available or not needed. 

 

"Gentlemen, Today at the Motorhome Show, a lady and I watched you perform on the band stand. We could have spent hours wahing/listening to your renditions of old time songs. We spent the whole jpourney hme listening to the CD that we purchased - it is GREAT, as are you as entertainers". 
21/07/19 Name Witheld. 
"My family and I saw you in Chichester yesterday and really enjoyed your performance. You are completely different to any group that I have heard and I mean that in a positive way. Do you have any plans to be back down this way soon as we would really like to watch you again. Have just ordered a CD as you sold out yesterday before we had a chance to buy one. Keep playing and we hope to see you in the not too distant future" Malcom. Chichester 07/09/17