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Founded in 2007, Swift Technique hails from the musically rich city of Philadelphia. Over the last five years, the seven piece Funk Ensemble has relentlessly toured, performed and recorded throughout the US. The extremely positive chemistry shared by the band is translated when performing live. Swift Technique brings an electric energy and party style atmosphere on stage. Although the group draws from many world influences, their genre is uniquely Philadelphia.
Throughout their short history, Swift Technique has had the privilege to hold direct support slots for The Meters, Wu-Tang Clan, Kermit Ruffins, Wale, Keri Hilson, Questlove of the Roots, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Orgone, Mr. Lif and The Fela! Band. Swift Technique has also performed at the Philadelphia Experiment PEX Festival, The Northeast Kingdom Music Festival in VT, The Muddy River Jam Festival in NJ, Grassroots Festival in NY, among others. After a string of hometown performances in 2007 and 2008, Swift Technique was named one of the top 10 Hip-Hop bands in Philadelphia by The Deli Magazine. Since their early days, the group has evolved from a Live Hip-Hop group to a straight up, old school Funk Ensemble.
In recent years, Swift Technique has worked with CEG (NYC), NOLA Funk (NYC), Hood Booking (DC), Rock On Concerts (Boston), Rocks Off Concert Cruises (NYC) and WXPN (Philly). The group has also performed at the country’s top venues including Sullivan Hall & Brooklyn Bowl (NYC), The Middle East (Boston), The Iron Horse (Northampton, MA), The Spot Underground (Providence, RI), Nectar’s (Burlington, VT), Double Door (Chicago), World Cafe Live & the TLA (Philly), 8X10 (Baltimore), The Hamilton (DC). Entering their sixth year as a band, the future is looking very bright for Swift Technique
Bass: Jack Leschinsky
Guitar: Andy Bree
Drums: Rich Agren
Trumpet: Greg Roson
Trombone: Matt Fischer
Sax: Brian Blaker
Keys: Jay Davidson