The Catholics

Lloyd Swanton, Komponist, Bassist und Bandleader von The Catholics hat mittlerweile auf über 40 Alben sein Können und seine Musikalität bewiesen. Künstler wie Vince Jones oder Sting engagieren regelmäßig den Musiker. Dreimal hintereinander gewann er renommierten australischen Preis "Best Bassist in Australian Jazz and Blues".

Mit The Catholics hat er sich einen Wunsch wahr gemacht. Sechs der besten Musiker des Landes quer durch alle Sparten sollten ihre Art von Jazz spielen, Das Ergebnis: The Catholics wurden zur besten Jazz Gruppe des Jahres Australiens in 1996 gewählt.
4 Sterne verteilte der Rolling Stone für die gelungene Mischung aus Reggae, amerikanischem und europäischem Jazz. Musik, die Spaß macht und sogar tanzbar ist.

The catholics are one of Australia's most distinctive contemporary groups.
Their leader, composer and Bassist, Lloyd Swanton, is well known throughout Australia for his work on over 40 albums for artists including Vince Jones, Wendy Matthews, Clarian Fracture Zone and Stephen Cummings. Lloyd Swanton is a three-time winner of Best Bassist in Australian Jazz and Blues Awards. He has lived and studied bass in London with Thomas Martin and on an Australia Council study grant in Los Angeles with Buewll Neidlinger. He has performed with Nat Adderly, James Carter, Sting and many others.With The catholics he has assembled some of the best musicians in Australia from a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds to produce one of the freshest-sounding new acts in a long time.
This seven-piece ensemble is one of Australia´s most popular jazz acts and has performed across the nation to great response.The new Album "simple" is a tremendous load of fun, a real feelgood album which faithful fans will treasure. "A skinttight assemblage" says the Rolling Stone (4stars).Throughout Swanton´s beautifully crafted and instantly accessible pieces runs a strong, seductive dance strain found in the band´s various African, Caribbean, Latin and Eastern influences.