Archive of Category ‘MUSIC‘


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

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

Lori Cullen- Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs

Available now for Pre-order.

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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.

Suddenly Everything is Bowie

24. October 2013 • Category: EVENTS, MUSIC • Comments: 0

Rebel RebelThe Music of David Bowie with Patricia O’Callaghan, John Southworth, Kurt Swinghammer, Alana Bridgewater, Colleen Allen, Russ Boswell, Davide Direnzo, and Steve Hunter. Global Cabaret Festival Friday Oct 25, @ 7pm and Sat Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District.
I’m fronting a few tunes plus playing guitar in the house band.

Stompin Tom Tribute Night

11. April 2013 • Category: EVENTS, MUSIC • Comments: 0

A couple shots by Kevin Lamb of last night’s tribute to The Stomper.

Top – with the most excellent host and future Front Page Challenge regular panelist, Dave Bidini.

Bottom – with the Most Valuable Player of the show, Paul Linklater

Carole King Tribute Cabaret

11. April 2013 • Category: EVENTS, MUSIC • Comments: 0

A couple of shots by Saxe of the recent show at Hugh’s Room.

Top – left to right: Carvin Winans, me, Coco Love Alcorn, George Koller, and Kevin Fox.

Bottom – me and Paul Reddick.

Thanks to Michael Wrycraft for hosting.

Tributes ‘r Us

05. March 2013 • Category: EVENTS, MUSIC • Comments: 0

As a huge fan of Carole King, I’m looking forward to playing a couple of her great songs at this tribute cabaret at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. I’ll be performing No Easy Way Down and It’s Too Late. Advance tickets are recommended as this show will likely sell out. Friday, March 15, 8:30 SHARP. Poster by A Man Called Wrycraft.

Joni is God

05. March 2013 • Category: EVENTS, MUSIC • Comments: 0

Pleasure to be in the house band and front a couple of my favourite Joni Mitchell songs at the annual Songs Are Like Tattoos tribute cabaret at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. This is year it was sold out, once again. Poster by the one and only Martin Tielli.

New cover of Nick Drake’s Riverman

24. October 2012 • Category: MUSIC • Comments: 0

Available for download on iTunes

Two Portraits Released October 2012

23. October 2012 • Category: MUSIC • Comments: 0

Two Portraits is a 12” 45rpm single featuring Kurt’s interpretations of Nick Drake’s classic River Man and a lesser known Donovan song Sunny Goodge Street. There are a limited number of records available – each is hand numbered out of an edition of 300.

Kurt produced the recordings with Mark Mariash on drums, Maury Lafoy on bass, David Matheson on piano, and Lori Cullen on backing vocals on Goodge Street. Kurt sang and played an array of guitars. The bed tracks were recorded live in the studio by Chris Stringer, who also mixed the songs.

For the cover art, Kurt painted portraits of the songwriters on wood panels, allowing the wood grain to influence and interfere with the pigment. There is no type on the front, and ultra minimal on the back. Credits are found on the record labels.

Two Portraits is released on Heading North Music. Downloads are available on iTunes, Oct 16, 2012.

The release coincides with Swinghammer performing on the Songs Of Nick Drake Tour in November 2012.