Swift Technique (8-Piece Philly Funk Army)

Power Funk

Swift Technique (8-Piece Philly Funk Army)

Waiting on Mongo

Fri · Feb 16 2018

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Swift Technique (8-Piece Philly Funk Army)
Swift Technique (8-Piece Philly Funk Army)
Swift Technique, Philadelphia’s fiery funk extravaganza, is sprinting into their tenth year at full speed! Their unique blend of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop and relentless showmanship has propelled the group into their most successful period to date. Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Chelsea ViaCava, the band has released two new music videos for their singles, “Lucky Bump” and “Reason to Be.” With bombastic horns, thunderous bass and drums, driving guitar and keys, and more dance moves than you can shake a booty at, Swift Tech’s live performances are unmatched in energy, musicianship and pure feel-good fun. And with a recent appearance on the award winning Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, the group is commanding national attention.

After forming in 2007 Swift Technique has steadily toured, performed, and recorded all over the country. The band’s sound has evolved at every step, with the members constantly pushing their performing and musical limits. They have shared the stage with all varieties of world-class acts including: The Meters, Wu-Tang Clan, Snarky Puppy, Charles Bradley, DJ Questlove, Soulive, Lettuce, Break Science, Fishbone, The Disco Biscuits, Turkuaz, The Motet, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Main Squeeze, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Kermit Ruffins, Deep Banana Blackout, Kung-Fu, Orgone, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Sophistafunk. In the past year they’ve also debuted at multiple major festivals including: Camp Bisco, Disc Jam, Xponential Fest, Domefest, and Rock & Roll Resort. They have successfully played at top-tier venues in some of the most musically rich cities in the country including: New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Washington DC, New Orleans, Nashville, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and of course, their hometown, Philadelphia.

For Swift Technique, every show is the craziest basement party you’ve ever been to. Representing Philadelphia in the funkiest way possible, Swift’s mission is to get you grooving, get you grinning, and fill you with the positive energy that world so sorely needs. Come out and see what thousands of satisfied funksters across the US have already experienced. With the hype around Swift Technique building at lightning speed, look for these gritty groove masters to take large leaps forward in the coming year!
Waiting on Mongo
Waiting on Mongo
Starting as a quartet of friends looking to jam, WOM has formed into a super tight seven-piece jam/funk band with fire and ambition. Featuring Mongo on the keys, TJ on bass, Mike on guitar, and Matt on the drums, the four found Anders (sax) and Johnny (trombone), and solidified the group’s lineup, writing some original tunes. At a festival and super jam, they met and enlisted Bruce (trumpet), completing the lineup that you see above!

Artwork: Just A Taste (2017); Jen Sclafani
Just A Taste (2017) is their premier EP, featuring 5 original tracks. They are currently writing more originals and establishing a following in the NJ scene, as well as the Northeast US, in places like Philly, NYC, and Burlington, VT.
You can find WOM at bars like Langosta Lounge, Spring Lake Tap House, and others in the Jersey Shore Region, as well as larger venues like the Stone Pony, Nectar’s (Burlington, VT), American Beauty (NYC), and Milkboy (Philly)!

Web: http://mongo.band
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/waitingonmongo
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/waitingonmongo
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/waitingonmongo
Spotify: http://bit.ly/womspotify
Bandcamp: http://waitingonmongo.bandcamp.com
YouTube: http://bit.ly/womyoutubepl
iTunes/Apple Music: http://bit.ly/womitunes
Venue Information:
118 North Wayne Ave
Wayne, PA, 19087