SWINGROWERS (pronounced Swing Grow’ers) are an accomplished four-piece band from Palermo in Sicily off the southern coast of Italy.
Known for their string of superb singles, albums and EPs as well as their incredible live shows, the band have done official remixes for platinum selling artists like Caro Emerald (Grandmono) or Millie Smalls (Island Records) and tours with bands like Caravan Palace or Parov Stelar. They’ve also toured North America, Europe, Japan and India in their own right and have performed at literally hundreds of festivals around the world including the main stage of the Blue Note Festival in Japan.
Their sound is a mix of styles from jazz to hip-hop, electronica to gypsy swing but has been steadily evolving since their debut into a unique vintage-inspired pop.
The first album, PRONOUNCED SWING’GROWERS (2012), was largely a sample-based affair very much part of the emerging electro-swing genre and featuring the two founding members Loredana Grimaudo on vocals and Roberto Costa (A.K.A. PiSk) on production duties.
This was followed with the addition of jazz guitarist Alessio Costagliola for the single QUEEN OF SWING (2013) with guests London-based brass section and producers Gypsy Hill. 2013 also saw the start of the series of cover versions that became the DO NOT COVER EP (2014) featuring guests The Lost Fingers on PUMP UP THE JAM and the bands version of Paulo Conte’s Italian classic VIA CON ME .
Follow-up album REMOTE (2014), saw the band expand to a five-piece with the addition of Davide Rizzuto on Violin and Ciro Pusateri on Alto Saxophone and singles THAT’S RIGHT! and MIDNIGHT.
With multi-million views on YouTube and a hectic touring schedule, the band have settled into their current incarnation of sax, guitar, vocals and beats and following the success of the single BUTTERFLY (2017) release their 3rd full length album OUTSIDEIN in 2018.
Fresh-faced producer Jamie Berry is recognised for his musical couplet of shuffling modern beats and vintage swing sounds. His idiosyncratic sound piques your interest while his heavier wobble bass pushes things up a gear or two, continuously drawing people back to his music, with his main focus on honing 20s and 30s swing influences into House and Electro genres.
Jamie Berry is recognized for his musical couplet of shuffling modern beats and vintage swing sounds. His idiosyncratic sound piques your interest while his heavier wobble bass pushes things up a gear or two, continuously drawing people back to his music.
Jamie has made himself a popular name on this circuit, boasting home-grown tours in the UK - BeatHerder Festival and the upcoming BoomTown Festival - and around the world, including dates in Germany, France, Canada, Switzerland and Austria.
Signed to independent record label Flak Records since 2011, Jamie has since released four EPs, the most recent of which is his ‘Bombinate’ EP, which landed in the Top 5 on Juno Download. Previous releases include the single ‘Delight’, released through Flak Records in November 2011, which, currently records over 1 million Spotify Streams, 12,000 sales and over 100 million combined plays on YouTube. Jamie’s impressive success is pushing him to aim higher as he now begins collaboration with a number of interesting musicians and singers. 2018 is surely set to be an amazing year for Jamie Berry out with his new debut album "Frenzy." collaborated with Alice Francis and loads more talented musicians.