The Swinging Belles

 




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About

2016 JUNO WINNER for Children's Album of the Year, The Swinging Belles, a swing band for kids from St. John's, NL, are intent on getting both kids and adults to kick up their heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family!

It has already proven to be an exciting year for The Swinging Belles! With a recent win at the 2016 JUNO Awards in Calgary, AB and a win at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award for Children’s Album of the Year, The Swinging Belles feature child educators and performers Laura Winter and Erin Power joined by guitarist extraordinaire Duane Andrews. This show is all about getting kids and parents out to have a dance and enjoy some swing country and jazz...kid style. As primary school teachers, both Laura and Erin know first hand the joy that kids feel when they can boogie to some good time music, and as parents, Duane and Erin know the importance of enjoying the music that our kids are listening to! The show is packed with music, interactive storytelling and dancing...lots of dancing!

Both Erin and Laura have recently completed Masters degrees in Education and Folklore respectively. They have been working in the classroom for the past number of years and their love of folk, swing jazz and country music seeped into their pedagogy and is showcased through songs and stories supported by guitars, mandolins, banjos and ukuleles. Guitar guru Duane Andrews is an established international performer having performed on stages such as the Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz festivals. He is an accomplished composer and producer as well. This multi-award winning artist is thrilled to be able to bring his passion for Swing Jazz and NL traditional music to an enthusiastic young audience. The Swinging Belles released their debut album in December, 2014 with the support of MusicNL and the NL Arts Council and have been delighting in making music for kids and families ever since! They are thrilled to have a busy summer of music, friends and fun ahead!

Vocals, Banjo, Soprano Ukelele
Vocals, Mandolin, Tenor Ukelele
Guitar, Fiddle, Bass, Percussion

Our Songs

Our new album More Sheep, Less Sheep is now for sale on iTunes! Have a listen to the songs below and check out our videos too!

Our Shows

Upcoming shows...


SUNDAY JUNE 5, 2016
The Janeway Telethon
St. John's, NL
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SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2016
JUNO Celebration Show!
The Lantern, St. John's, NL
200pm Show


FRIDAY JULY 1, 2016
Canada Day Celebrations!
Torbay, NL
100pm Show
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SATURDAY JULY 2, 2016
The Activity Centre
Terra Nova National Park, NL
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SUNDAY JULY 17, 2016
The Strawberry Festival
Deer Lake, NL
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MONDAY JULY 18, 2016
The Salmon Festival
Grand Falls, NL
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SATURDAY JULY 30, 2016
Fish, Fun and Folk Festival
Twillingate, NL
10:30am
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SUNDAY JULY 31, 2016
The Garrick Theatre
Bonavista, NL
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SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 2016
The NL Folk Festival
St. John's, NL
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FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 2016
The Gathering
Burlington, NL
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SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 2016
The Gathering
Burlington, NL
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SUNDAY AUGUST 28, 2016
The PAL Kite Festival
St. John's, NL
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Get in Touch

Got a question? Want to book a show? Want to know more? Get in touch!
Address
The Swinging Belles
8 York St,
St. John's, NL
 
Telephone: 709-579-1718
 
E-mail: theswingingbelles@gmail.com