Uncut Jan 2017 – Review by Gavin Martin 8/10

22. November 2016 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

Delirious Canadian combo centred on jazz chanteuse and national treasure

Justly lauded as one of her generation’s purest voices, Cullen’s scale-swooning smoothness and jazzy agility here prove the perfect foil for two celebrated fellow countrymen fans. The landscape of Jobim/Bacharach pop is reimagined with Ron Sexsmith’s ever curious and naturally psychedelic lyrics on “Strange Is The Life”, along with the off-kilter soulfulness of inspired arrangements by Cullen’s husband, the excellently named Kurt Swinghammer. The cherry on the cake could be Ron and Lori’s “Off Somewhere”, but everywhere here these sensual, swinging and sashaying songs provide pleasure-centre-assailing treats for any season.

Video for Off Somewhere from Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs

12. November 2016 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0


directed by Eden Robbins
performed by Lori Cullen and Ron Sexsmith
music written and arranged by Kurt Swinghammer
lyrics written by Ron Sexsmith
produced by Maury Lafoy
mixed by David Traver-Smith
trumpet Bryden Baird
drums Mark Mariash
keys Robbie Grunwald
guitar and string machine Kurt Swinghammer
bass Maury Lafoy

SEXSMITH SWINGHAMMER SONGS release gig

02. November 2016 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

On Oct. 29 we performed the new album top to bottom to a sold-out crowd at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. Left to right: Mia Sheard, Jennifer Foster, Colleen Allen, Maury Lafoy, Lori Cullen, Robbie Grunwald hidden on keys, Mark Mariash, Kurt Swinghammer. Photo by Christian Bobak.

the making of SEXSMITH SWINGHAMMER SONGS

26. October 2016 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0

A sweet 10 minute long video directed by Michael Phillip Wojewoda, shot at Kurt & Lori’s home in Toronto with Ron Sexsmith. All music is from the new album, and included are stills from the original recording session.

Swinghammer infused Maestro video included in TIFF’s 150 Essential Works

17. October 2016 • Category: FILM & TV, NEWS • Comments: 0

“Drop The Needle”, directed by Joel Goldberg in 1990 and sporting graphic intensive art direction by Swinghammer, is one of only 10 music videos included in the Toronto International Film Festival’s 150 Essential Works In Canadian Cinema History. It won the Juno Award for Best Video of the Year. The year prior Goldberg made the breakthrough video for Maestro’s “Let You Backbone Slide”, also art-directed by Swinghammer, and which became the first top-40 hit by a rap artist from Canada. That video won the MuchMusic Video of the Year Award, and was said to be the most requested video of all time at the nation’s music station.

New track from The Dill featuring Swinghammer on ambient guitar

17. October 2016 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0


“Positive/Negative” (instrumental). Week 42/Song 42 of “52″ song record, released alphabetically throughout 2016.

Players: Kurt Swinghammer guitar treatment, Loretta Hale cello, Dill piano, sampling. Produced & mixed by: The Dill at Mulaka Lakis, Hamilton, ON. Additional mixing: Tim Vesely at the Woodshed. Mastered by: Dale Morningstar. Layout: John Smith. Card art by: Dylan Hudecki http://thedill.ca/photography.html#_=_

Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs on the telly!

17. October 2016 • Category: FILM & TV, MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

Two new tracks from Lori Cullen’s album will be played on the new CBC show Kim’s Convenience Tuesday Oct 18th at 9pm est. They are available via Spotify today

https://open.spotify.com/track/31R4BPPU8Obp4r2AFUI1nx

https://open.spotify.com/track/60j3tzl2twryoAPTkeI7kt

Lori Cullen- Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs

Available now for Pre-order.

True North Records

www.loricullen.com

True North: http://bit.ly/LoriCullen

iTunes: http://bit.ly/CullenSwinghammer

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aWril5

New animated video for Then There Were Three

11. October 2016 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

Then There Were Three from the album Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs by Lori Cullen. Video by Kurt Swinghammer. Music written and arranged by Swinghammer, lyrics by Ron Sexsmith. Produced by Maury Lafoy. Mixed by David Travers-Smith.

New piece at fundraising auction

07. October 2016 • Category: ART, NEWS • Comments: 0

Ghost Loon, 2016, acrylic and silver leaf on wood panel, 24″ x 20″, signed and dated on the back. The Toronto Wildlife Centre’s Wild Ball gala, Thursday Oct 13 at the Palais Royale Ballroom, Toronto www.thewildball.com.

Strange Is This Life video

21. September 2016 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0


Performed by Lori Cullen
Words written by Ron Sexsmith
Music written by Kurt Swinghammer
Animated and directed by Ken Lacroix