"As a touring a cappella group, we're nothing without our voices! Vocalzone have come to our rescue on many occasions." The Swingle Singers
For over 50 years The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. Seven young singers; Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Sara Brimer, Clare Wheeler, Oliver Griffiths, Christopher Jay, Kevin Fox and Edward Randell, make up today’s London-based group. They are driven by the same spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first formed in 1960. With two new releases in 2015, The Swingles celebrate that legacy by starting a whole new chapter.
American-born Ward Swingle first brought together a group of Parisian session singers to sing Bach’s keyboard music in 1963. ‘Jazz Sebastien Bach’ was the resulting album, and it launched them to fame. Their repertoire has since then grown to include a huge variety of music, as well as new original songs. They have released over 50 recordings, winning five Grammy® awards and appearing on numerous film and TV soundtracks including ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Glee’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Milk’. 2015 has seen the release of two new albums, ‘Deep End’ and a Christmas Album, 'Yule Songs Vol II'.
Due to the groups versatility they have collaborated with a whole menageries of artists including the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jamie Cullum and Labrinth. Also covering a variety of different songs in their own unique style. Have listen to their version of the Mumford and Sons 'After the Storm'.
On top on their busy touring schedule, often travelling to North and South America, Europe and Asia, The Swingles present their own London A capella Festival at Kings Place Each January in partnership with Ikon Arts Management. The festival is the first of its kind in the capital, welcoming the finest vocal talent from around the world.
All photography credit go to Nedim Nazerali