Tom O’Reilly & the Swaggers are an award winning band from Cornwall, who play a rich mixture of original folk and country songs. The Swaggers features four members of the notorious Celtic folk/punk band Black Friday (www.blackfridayband.co.uk
) on vocals, guitars, bass and fiddle and create a joyous and theatrical, musical experience. They weave memories and lore; striking colourful impressions of the verdant Cornish landscape, its surrounding sea and the haunts of both its living and dead.
Their debut album, One Fine Day, released by Bothy records, is a tapestry of Westcountry soul, conjuring images of the verdant landscapes, surrounding seas and the haunts of both the living and dead.
Unsigned and Independent magazine, Jan 2016, said of One Fine Day…
'There is a richness to how the dynamics are worked and it displays a level of distinction which is comprehensively processed.'
'Overall it is the pinnacle of how a solid song should sound.'
'How the lyrics hold the narrative together on Black Lung is impeccable.'
London Celtic Punk's review of One Fine Day said…
'This is a fantastic album… Think of Cash and Strummer… Tom O’Reilly’s vocals suit the music 100% and his first class song-writing is delivered with charisma and depth. What you get is refreshingly authentic music with raw folk energy, the attitude of punk and the rebel yells of country music. Yee Har!'