Monthly Archive November 2016

 
 

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.