As soon as they get going, so does their hungry public. For the past six years The Steady Swagger have been crafting their unique style of folk storytelling grounded by a solid rock & roll foundation. They play a deft mélange of high octane theatrical folk music punctuated by surf rock, jazz, pirate shanties and gritty blues. Montréal’s charismatic power trio have a voracious drive, 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.
The Steady Swagger is an independent trio, best known for the video clip of their song
« Barrels of Rhum » (single off their 2nd album) viewed nearly 40,000 times on YouTube.
- Their first album « ... And they call it Whiskeybillie » (2012) is also a success: immediately ranked no. 3 in the best albums of CIBL Radio (Montreal) as well as no. 8 in the Top 10 of Beat Magazine (Melbourne, Australia).
- They recently composed and performed the theme song for the show « The Blood Brothers » (currently on ZTélé).
- Their song « One More Shot » was also chosen as the theme of the Italian radio show « Blue Monday ».
The power trio has toured in Québec, Canada, Italy, France and Switzerland. They have been compared to the likes of Tom Waits, Primus and Gogol Bordello due to their baritone voices, original compositions and fevered energy.