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Liverpool band The Sway celebrate brand new single with sold out gig at Arts Club

by Lewis Glascott-Ryan. Published Sat 07 Mar 2020 18:48, last updated: 07/03/20

Five-piece band The Sway, who have supported the likes of The Lathums, The Cheap Thrills and Jamie Webster, performed in front of a lively sell-out crowd at the Arts Club last night.

Ryan McNee (guitar/vocal), Ciaran Smith (guitar/vocal), Harry Robertson (drums), Aidan McLean (keyboard/vocal) and Sean Knibb (bass), are performing one week after the release of their second single Changing – available on all streaming services.

The Sway started their performance with their debut single Step Right. The catchy lyrics and charming melody had the fans singing along from the beginning.

Speaking to Purple Revolver, the boys said: “three of us (Ciaran, Ryan and Harry) started the band in college. Then our mates Aidan and Sean got involved and when we found our sound, we started getting some gigs around town”.

The gig picked up momentum as they each shared lead singing responsibilities on original songs called Forever Starts Now, Sunshine Seeker and So Long.

The Sway have been performing all over the city’s most popular venues over the past few years and will be performing at this year’s Sound City festival at Baltic Triangle in May.

2019 was a massively successful one for The Sway, where they performed all over the city at venues like O2 Academy, Sound Basement and Hangar 34.

Their debut single Step Right was written and performed by Ryan McNee back in October 2019 and their most recent single shows the band’s diversity as Ciaran Smith is the lead singer this time around.

The aim for the new single was to create a ‘clean and catchy’ tune with ‘good melodies throughout’.

The bands unique Liverpool sound resonated with the audience and the crowd was as loud as possible as they sang their newly released single Changing.

The final unreleased songs called Beautiful Feeling and Live It Large showcased how multifaceted they are with a perfect mix of acoustic and electric guitar riffs.

Speaking about the importance of mixing things up, they said: “We love to bounce ideas off each other and give a variety of songs in our shows. There are three songwriters in the band, so it makes sense to utiliise it and we sing the songs we each bring to the table”.

The boys’ unique Liverpool-based sound creates an electric atmosphere with every live performance they give.

A fantastic performance that is only the beginning for these boys. 4/5 rating.


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