It’s time. Hear the growling voice of a proud Viking, feel the charm of a seasoned storyteller and be moved by the energy of a lumberjack’s dark harmonious lullaby. Let the dust settle, let the smoke clear, and here they shall stand, in all their gritty glory: The Steady Swagger. A power trio with a voracious drive. Playful narrators with an outrageous spirit.
As soon as they get going, so does their hungry public. Show-goers are quick to dive right into the trio’s deft mélange of folk-rock, surf-punk, gypsy-jazz, sexy blues, swaying shanties and sharp hip-hop. And it’s quite the spectacle. Stillness and mayhem. Waltzes and mosh pits. Roaring shouts and sing-alongs. It’s a potent mixture of festive and dark, comforting and angry, comical and dramatic. It’s rugged, charismatic, finely distilled and ferociously fun.
It’s somewhere in the eclectic landscape of the Montreal underground that the members of The Steady Swagger initially crossed paths. Not long after, the band’s first studio album ...and they call it Whiskeybillie (2012) came out, achieving significant critical acclaim. It ranked no. 3 on CIBL Radio's (Montréal) top 2012 albums, as well as no. 8 in Beat Magazine's (Melbourne, Australia) top 10 (issue no. 1327 page 52). The trio has toured in Canada and Western Europe, playing shows in Italy, Switzerland and France. Their piece “One More Shot”, from their second album The Steady Swagger, 2013, is being used by Blue Monday, a radio show in Perugia, Italy. A highly anticipated third studio album is in the works, due to come out in spring 2017.