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ei - We are sitting down with no other than Swamp Honey. Definitely one of Kelowna's well loved but necessarily as well known bands. It's a unique position you guys find yourselves in. I've seen you play in a number of different places
and I know you play corporate and private gigs as well.
ei - How long have you guys been together now as a gigging band?
DR - "Four years, strangely enough."
ei - How did you find each other and come together as a band. Did you just start jamming and decided you liked the sound of it or was it....
DR - "There was a sequence there. Graham and I have known each other for over a decade, and Nils and I have played in many bands together. Nils and I had another band, a trio with another guy called Ricky and the Poor Boys, and due to unfortunage
circumstances that band ended, and we wanted to keep playing together so we were looking for a third guy. And Graham is a legend. Because I've known Graham for a long time I thought we might as well shoot for the top and see if he would want to play with us, and he just
jumped right on over and joined us in the party. I think we named the band in the first practice."
ei - "With some bands it's just instant magic. It just works from the very first groove you lay down. Other bands it's more of a laboured effort. Which sort of category did you guys fall into?"
NL - "I'd say it took some time. I wanted to do some sort of weird jazz fusiony thing. Get Graham to play mandolin while I do the free cello stuff. We had a practice and it was like, "Oh, okay, that was odd." And then Graham got us a gig and,
he got the gig so we had to follow. "
DR - "Where was that gig?"
copious amounts of laughter
NL - "Kelowna Internation Airport, in the arrivals lounge."
DR - "Playing in the arrivals lounge at the airport, that was our first gig!"
further copious amounts of laughter
ei - "You guys have moved on to some other things, and there is a depth of groove with you guys, there's a feel to it. It reminds me of one of my favourite guys from the south, Tony Joe White."
GO - "He was one of our heros."
DR - "Definitely one of our biggest influences for sure.
ei - "So who are some of your musical influences?"