Canadian based surf rock band, Current Swell have been performing their rootsy, soul wrenching tunes, to ever increasing audiences over the world, an infectious combination of raw blues, roots, pop and rock.
Starting out with modest expectations in 2005, they played shows in settings that ranged from backyards to beaches, they have since supported artists like Xavier Rudd, Bedouin Soundclash, K’Naan, K-OS, The Beach Boys, Dispatch, The Tragically Hip and more.
Mesmerizing audiences with their earthy blues and roots chord, with prominent strokes of the surf rock sound that they originally hit the scene with. Their sound carries you down the Canadian west coast, covering you in the moist, salty air of Vancouver Island; instilling the mellow, care free vibes of island life.
Last summer, Current Swell not only headlined a Canada Day concert in front of a crowd of 45,000, but they also earned first place at Vancouver’s Peak Performance Project, a professional development program designed to help emerging artists. Current Swell—Scott Stanton (vocals/guitar), David Lang (vocals/guitar), Ghosty Boy (bass) and Chris Petersen (drums)—have continued to grow as songwriters and live performers over the years, while keeping their sound authentic to who they are as individuals and as a band.
Current Swell’s years of experience on the road can be heard and felt in their new album Long Time Ago, set for release in January 2013. This will be an album you will want to put on at the end of a long, stressful day and wind down to, all the while being reminded of what really matters.
Indulge yourself in the timeless sun inspired guitar riffs and twangy harmonica when Current Swell play Bluesfest.