Archive of Category ‘Uncategorized‘


Swinghammer Official Member of Communism

29. March 2017 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0

Don Kerr’s rock trio with Kevin Lacroix.

APRIL 10 at The Baby G, 1608 Dundas West, Toronto, 9pm, PWYC

APRIL 15, Castro’s Lounge, 9-11 pm, 2116 Queen East, Toronto, PWYC


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.

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


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

30 years ago I jumped at a chance to join Vital Sines and rock as hard as possible with the most intense drummer in all the land – Glenn Milchem. I got my first taste of pro recording with the Michael Phillip Wojewoda produced Big Dark Dreams ep and enjoyed some great gigs. My only regret is the garish cover illustration I did for the record, but, you know, … it was the 80’s. The late James Gray played with the Sines as well, and Monday, September 19th we’re reuniting to celebrate James’ musical spirit. Rick Winkle, Terry Michaelson, Glenn and myself are doing 4 tunes at 11pm at Lula Lounge as part of an annual memorial. All procedes go to a worthy charity.

Canadian Content

11. April 2013 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0

This piece was done after the My Stompin Grounds  book was released, and it was created specifically for a winter-themed show at Harbourfront Centre. It’s about 24″ x 36″ painted on the glass a very old window – so it was done “backwards”… the paint is actually behind the glass.

My Stompin Grounds No More

11. April 2013 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0

This is the cover of the children’s book I illustrated for Doubleday back in the mid 90′s. 32 pages of full colour illustrations of 5 Tom Connors lyrics that took me 3 months solid. 20,000 copies were printed and it did well as far as I know. The weird thing was that Tom flat out refused to do ANY promotional stuff and turned down offers from pretty much everyone to appear on television or do print interviews.

Tomori Nagamoto Luminato

22. September 2012 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0

This is the portrait that Tomori Nagamoto did of me for his 2012 Luminato  installation Life Lessons. It includes images of 311 Torontonians who have contributed something unique to the city. Each subject was asked to submit a quote that related to a lesson of life and I chose a fragment of a lyric by Gil Scott-Heron. Sept 29, 7:00 till ?, 333 Dundas East (East of Sherbourne, South side).

Solo Show in Kitchener

16. September 2012 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0

The show at The Loft in Kitchener is part of a subscription series – 3 shows for $75. The price includes wine, cheese and other yummy tidbits. If you are interested in attending my show only, the cover is $30. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30. Two sets with an intermission.

Coming to a TV near you

27. March 2012 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0

Production has wrapped on a new 14 part TV series that I scored. Canadian Made was created by Kevin McMahon and Primitive Features and will broadcast on Friday nights at 8pm on History Television starting June 1. It’s an entertaining look at great Canadian inventions over the years, and hilariously narrated by Rick Miller. My favorite episode explores the ground breaking musical instruments invented by the under appreciated genius Hugh Le Caine.

Guitar Festival in Toronto

16. September 2011 • Category: Uncategorized • Comments: 0

The first inaugural Sleep Walk Guitar Festival is coming in November. I’m honoured to have been asked to participate. Details will be posted soon.