Swansong Acoustic

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Swansong Acoustic is the acoustic counterpart of the full rock band, Swansong. 

Karen Gilmore - vocals & Nigel Smith - acoustic guitar/s are seasoned and very experienced musicians, delivering a vast repertoire of songs from varied genres to include rock, jazz, blues, mainstream and, of course, original material

Karen  Gilmore - Vocals

Karen is a professionally trained singer, performing for nearly twenty years in many guises to include solo (professional for four years), session work, front person for many bands, including Swansong for ten years, as well as collaborating with many musicians throughout her career. 


Nigel Smith - Guitar/s
Nigel is a man of many talents and has been playing bass guitar since the 1970's, as well as acoustic guitar, keyboards and songwriting.. He is a seasoned and very experienced performer who has worked with many musicians and bands throughout the years.

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Full Repertoire 

JAZZ

Feelin' Good, My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone / Second Time Around - Nel Bryden

Take me to the river, Wade in the Water, Wayfaring Stranger / Songbird, Over the Rainbow, Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy / Moondance - Van Morrison / Turn me on - Norah Jones / Spiderweb - Joan Osborne / Happy - Pharrell Williams (Jazz-style) / I just wanna make love to you - Etta James / Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald  / Still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2 (Jazz style) / Light my fire (Doors) (Jazz style) / Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers

Route 66 - Chuck Berry (Jazz-style) / Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana (Jazz style) / Fever - Peggy Lee

Shotgun down the Avalanche - Shawn Colvin 

 

CLASSIC ROCK / FEMALE FRONTED ROCK

Wishing Well, Feel like makin' love - Bad Company / Alright Now - FREE / Satisfaction, Sympathy for the devil - Rolling Stones / I am the passenger - Lou Reed  / Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n Roses / Rock 'n Roll, Whole Lotta Love - Zeppelin / I love rock and roll - Joan Jett / Let em in - Wings / Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC / Whisky in Jar (Folk version) / Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd  / Because the night - Patti Smith

Zombie - Cranberries / Ironic, You Oughta Know,  Not the doctor, Hand in Pocket, Reasons I drink, So Unsexy - Alanis Morrisette  / Wot's up - 4 Non Blondes / Hotel California, Life in the fast lane - The Eagles / Piece of my heart - Janis Joplin / Champagne Supernova - Oasis / Weak as I am - Skunk Anansie  / Shallow - Lady Gaga (from the film 'A Star is Born) / The Chain, Riannon, Sara - Fleetwood Mac / Oh Well, Need your love so bad - Peter Green / Copperhead Road - Steve Earle / Design for Life - Manic Street Preachers / Hard to Handle - Black Crowes / Dancing in the dark, I'm on fire, Lonesome Day - Bruce Springsteen 

 

BLUES

Still got the blues - Gary Moore / Let it roll - Little Walter / Life by the drop - Stevie Ray Vaughan / Mercy - Duffy (blues-style)

 

MAINSTREAM (1960s -

Long Train Running, Listen to the music - Doobie Brothers  / I saw her standing there, Here comes the sun - Beatles / Harvest Moon, Rockin' in the free world - Neil Young / Do it again - Steely Dan / The Boxer - Art & Garfunkel  / Everyday is a winding road, If it makes you happy,  All I wanna do, Hard to make a stand, Can't Cry Anymore - Sheryl Crow / Walk on by (in the style of Paul Rodgers - Royal Sessions) / Something got me started,

/Holding back the years - Simply Red / Dancing in the street - Martha & The Vandellas / Budapest - George Ezra / Big Yellow Taxi, Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell / Dakota, Lost with You - Stereophonics / Black Velvet - Alannah Myles  / Bad Moon Rising, Green River - Credence Clearwater Revival / Black Horse & Cherry Tree - K T Tunstall 

Drift Away - Dobie Gray  / Knock on Wood - Wilson Pickett / Midnight in Harlem - Tedeschi Trucks Band

Valerie, Rehab - Amy Winehouse / Natural Woman, Respect - Aretha / Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder / River Deep, Mountain High, Proud Mary - Tina Turner / Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears / Don't you forget about me - Simple Minds / Police - Every breath you take / Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill / Tennessee Whisky -Chris Stapleton  / Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode / Johnny Cash / Its a heartache - Bonnie Tyler / Stuck in the Middle with you - Stealer's Wheel / Don't get  me wrong - Pretenders  / Here's where the story ends - The Sundays / Trouble, Empty, We'll get through, Strong Enough - Ray Lamontagne / Chuck E's in Love - Ricky Lee Jones / Suzanne Vega - Luca / Sorrento Moon - Tina Arena / Country Roads - Brandi Carlisle (taken down version) / Delilah - Tom Jones