Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Dr Schwamp, I discovered this Band on Youtube and instantly I liked the innovative extravaganza of their songs.
Sometimes wandering on the internet you come across something different that catches your attention and opens the door to a world full of colors that especially in a time like this you thought did not exist anymore.
Dr Schwamp’s music winks at James Brown, it’s a little bit vintage and a little bit modern, it’s hard to label it with a single genre.
This band sounds great, you can feel an incredible understanding between the various musicians, in particular, I liked the rhythm section, very tight.
But it’s hard to find faults, honestly, these are musicians of another level and you can feel that they have spent a lot of time in the rehearsal room to hone their skills.
The songs are very well thought out with a harmonic sequence and chord progression that keeps you glued to the speakers from the first to the last second.
Continuous variations entertain the listener and their music is never banal.
An excellent discovery, absolutely recommended!
Tunes, Tall Tales & Tinctures is Dr Schwamp’s Album Out Now!
Incredibly skilled band for extravagantly beautiful music!
Doctor Schwamp, aka Sean MacGloin, leads a high-energy, eclectic five-piece band, combining fiddle, bagpipes, harmonica, bass and drums, trumpet and guitar. Hailing from the Bronx, by way of Cuba, the multi-talented Doctor and his band play a combustible mixture of blues, ska, gypsy and country guaranteed to get you up on your feet.
Their highly literate lyrics and carefully crafted songs will take you on a journey where you’ll meet drunks, devils, gold diggers, outlaws and bootleggers to name but a few. Doctor Schwamp and his band have played gigs the length and breadth of the country getting rapturous responses everywhere they go, from the Village Underground in London to the Avalon stage at Glastonbury.
Dr Schwamp and his ensemble extravaganza have just released ‘Tunes, Tall Tales & Tinctures’, a mind contorting, sense disorientating and musically invigorating 11-track album, spinning the precarious line between restraint and excess, the ordinary and the extraordinary, betwixt Heaven and Hell… with the wondrous, magnificent and all-curing video for ‘Cure All Tonic’ to accompany.
For the mysterious, peripatetic Dr Schwamp, every performance is a walk-in surgery, at which he and his highly trained acolytes serve up a thrilling “Cure-All Tonic” involving a secret recipe of blues, funk, gypsy, folk and swing all delivered with poetry, precision and power. Dr Schwamp will enthrall you with his combo of gritty vocals, witty lyrics and dizzying facility on violin, blues harp and BAGPIPES! (We kid you not). While his highly skilled team of sonic surgeons perform complicated operations involving finely tuned instruments and fleet-fingered frettings, the album takes you on a sonic journey, uplifting and energetic, and is one to be enjoyed in full.