SwingReel wants its audiences to think outside the box.
Not only will the Vancouver-based duo be performing in an unusual venue when it plays the Edgar Farm Studio’s converted barn on Jan. 7, they promise a show like you’ve never seen.
“The arrangements are quite unique, all centred around feel and lots of swing,” said fiddler Mark Sullivan. “I think it’s an exciting sound for listeners and musicians. We’re trying to make people move, think differently and find humour in this music.”
During the show, the duo of Sullivan – a three time Canadian Grand Masters fiddle champion – and gypsy-jazz guitarist Craig McGregor will perform as a trio with Toronto bassist Randy Kempf. Together, the three will create their own swing-jazz style.
Sullivan and McGregor launched SwingReel a year and a half ago and recorded their first album in early 2012. They’ve become regulars on the Vancouver swing scene and they’re hoping to equal that success in Ontario.
“I’m very excited and proud to be playing with these great players,” Sullivan said.
Tickets to see SwingReel cost $18 in advance or $20 at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Green Heron Books in Paris, by calling 519-442-7384 or e-mailing email@example.com.