Flicker Records’ newest band The Swift are releasing their debut self-titled project just in time for Christmas with
their album dropping in stores Christmas Eve. The group has been stirring up quite a buzz these past few months as they were one of the most talked
about bands on this fall’s Festival Con Dios tour. As a result of the response they received, including selling-out over 100 of their 4 song EP’s after
playing only three shows, The Swift was invited by Audio Adrenaline and Mercy Me to join them as special guests on the spring 2003 “Go Show” tour.
With a lyrical passion compared to that of Keith Green and a high energy performance to match; The Swift’s piano based pop rock sound is set to fill a longstanding
void in Christian music. The album is filled with piano driven pop hooks mixed with moving ballads. The four members who hail from various sectors
of North Carolina include: pianist/vocalist Britt Edwards (26), guitarist Chris Byers (26), bassist/vocalist Mike Simons (21), and drummer Trae Drose (24).
“I’ve always been a fan of Keith Green and Billy Joel,” Flicker Records President Bob Herdman says. “There aren’t a lot of bands out there right now
who are piano-driven, even in mainstream music. The Swift encompasses all a record label could want in a band: unique sound, passionate lyrics, an
unbelievable live show and some of the most genuine hearts around.”
The Swift members have kept themselves more than busy these past couple of months gearing up for their album release. In addition to their
performances on Festival Con Dios, the band recently completed a two-week radio promo tour where they visited with top AC and CHR reporting stations
to support their radio singles “Under the Sun,” (CHR) and “More than Gold,” (AC). The band was recently invited to play on LeSea Broadcasting’s “Live
from Studio B”, where they performed five songs in front of a live studio audience. The show is slated to air world-wide on January 2nd.
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