We are THE SWAGGER - an original 4 piece Grit-rock band from Hornsey, London UK. The band consists of two brothers Lee Stevens (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Paul Stevens (Lead Guitar/Keys/Backing Vocals), Will O'Connell (Bass Guitar). Originally starting off as a duo playing small London pubs/clubs as The Mad Hatters UK (March 2011-June 2011), The Swagger was born in July 2011.
The Swagger's music is modern rock with a catchy yet gritty aesthetic, combining melodic 60’s style harmonies and classic 90’s Britpop indie-alternative with a slice of punk attitude.
'Loaded Gun' was released on the 25th May 2020 which has been well received around the globe and is tipped to be one of their best singles to date finally putting the band on the map gaining new fans and causing a stir.
Also releasing 'Chin Up Boy' on the 18th October 2019 produced by Oliver McKiernan bassist of Britpop band Echobelly and has previously worked with James McCartney the son of Paul McCartney. Also filming a very eye catching video about a young boy being bullied with a positive message in regards to mental health awareness and taking that journey into manhood and dealing with the trials of life.
The band have also had the privilege of working with producers Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/Brian Jonestown Massacre) recording their debut EP at the famous Konk studios in North London owned by Ray Davies of The Kinks. Also working with producer Mike Bennett (The Specials/Ian Brown/The Fall) on singles 'Heart N Soul' & 'Want It All' in 2018 which was well received by the press receiving rave reviews and plenty of radio exposure around the globe.
The band also touring the West Coast of America in Sept/Oct 2019 playing shows in Las Vegas, LA, Long Beach, San Diego & Oceanside California and went down a treat gaining new fans and positive acclaim.
Also supporting bands such as Hurricane #1, Toploader, Space, Mark Morriss, Trampolene, Alias Kid, Slydigs plus many more and gaining positive acclaim by John Power (Cast/The La's) at their Brixton Jamm show back in 2014 and selling out London's 02 Academy Islington.