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#MusicExchange: Swing City Band

Swing City Band is modern day swing music, inspired by the likes of the Rat Pack, Michael Buble and Robbie Williams. The band members include Loyiso Bala, Nathan Ro (Lonehill Estate) and Graeme Watkins (The Graeme Watkins Project).
Swing City Band was recently nominated for a SAMA for Best Adult Contemporary Album. I spoke to Graeme Watkins one third of the band last week.


BizcommunityWhat does music mean to you?
Well it’s the one language we all can understand but only a few can speak ... I find this fascinating and feel rather privileged to fall into both categories


BizcommunityAny funny moments on stage?
Playing a full song and not realizing that the PA was off, our sound on stage was great though and yes we nailed it.


BizcommunityWhat is your most treasured possession?
My freedom


BizcommunityIt’s your round what are you drinking?
Always a scotch, but a really good one if it’s your round. Kidding just a Bells





BizcommunityThe song you wished you wrote?
It ain’t yours to through away (The Nashville cast) and the whole of the parachutes album (Coldplay)


BizcommunityDream of gig to do?
Wembley Stadium


BizcommunityWhat makes you stand out?
My sense of humor and ability to make conversation easy for people


BizcommunityNicknames?
Gbob, Gray


BizcommunityIf you were not a musician what would you do?
And historian or an archeologist



BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself?
Passionate
Devoted
Fiery
Funny
Goofy


BizcommunityWhat is your favorite word?
Quasi (almost but not really/ seemingly)


BizcommunityYour greatest achievement?
My Kids




BizcommunityWhat do you complain about most often?
Tidiness, it’s super important for me #neatfreak


BizcommunityWhat is your fear?
Rejection


BizcommunityOn stage I tend to?
Flick my hand and I have no idea why.


BizcommunityWhere would you like to be right now?
In a zero gravity chamber filled with smarties.


Social media links


@Swingcityband
www.facebook.com/SwingCityBand
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About Martin Myers

Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
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