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Swerling inevitably delivers is an increasingly rare combination of raw, authentic, and meaningful music.

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Bryan Swerling: Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals

Singer-songwriter Bryan Swerling hails from Columbia, South Carolina. His family, originally from New York City, emigrated South during the turbulent Civil Rights era of the late 1950s. It was in this deep southern atmosphere where Swerling was exposed to a confluence of musical genres such as rock, country, R&B, jazz, folk, and funk. From an early age, Swerling studied piano, percussion, and guitar. Simultaneously, he was starting to craft poetry, lyrics, and stories about the seemingly polite, but in reality dark and complex, world he grew up in. Swerling’s quest to tell stories took him north where he studied literature, politics, and creative writing at Syracuse University and later screenwriting at UCLA’s famed film school. In 2016, Bryan formed the band Swerling with some of the country’s finest musicians and recorded his self-titled debut album. Woven through a lyrical tapestry, Swerling’s narrative stories explore adult relationships, their ascension, evolution, and demise. Passion, unrequited love, infidelity, paranoia, control, and emotional abuse are themes that appear throughout his songs. What Swerling inevitably delivers is an increasingly rare combination of raw, authentic, and meaningful music, with melodies and choruses that stay with you long after the song has stopped playing. Scott Chasolen: Keyboards, Backing Vocals Scott Chasolen has been active in the New York City live music scene since the age of sixteen. After graduating from the New School University with a degree in music, Scott wrote, toured, and recorded as a member of the legendary improvisational band ULU and later as an accomplished solo artist. He has shared the stage and/or played with John Scofield, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soulive, Mickey Hart and De La Soul. He has also toured internationally as the keyboardist of Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine, and Chicago tribute band Beginnings. Scott currently resides in New York City.

Ryan Ball: Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals

A graduate of the music program at Purchase College (SUNY), Ryan has toured internationally with Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine since 1997. He backed up the late Vince Welnick (The Tubes and The Grateful Dead) and has shared the stage with guitarist Marc Ford (The Black Crowes). He has performed with drummer Matt Abts (Gov't Mule) and keyboardist Johnny Neel (The Allman Brothers Band). Ryan has also played alongside Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), T. Lavitz (Dixie Dregs), Jeff Pevar (Phil Lesh & Friends), and Norbert Stachel (Roger Waters, Tower of Power). Although the guitar has always been Ryan's first love, he is also proficient at bass guitar, mandolin, dobro and lap steel. Additionally, Ryan works as a producer/engineer for his own recording studio, The Gearbox. Ryan currently resides in New Jersey.

Rob Ritchie: Lead and Rhythm guitar

Canadian Guitarist/Producer Rob Ritchie has toured North and South America, Europe and Australia working alongside such talents Dolores O’Riorden (The Cranberries), Zack Williams (The Lone Bellow), and Andy Rourke (The Smiths), as well as The Last Royals, Boz Boorer, and Ron Pope. Rob has recorded commercial music for both television and film. Most notably, his original scores were featured in the film Silent House. Rob has been awarded grants/funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Ina Rowe Music Scholarship Fund. He currently resides in New York City.

Randy Schrager: Drums/Percussion: Born and raised just outside of New York City, Randy began playing drums professionally as a teenager, which led to him winning a full scholarship to study music at the University of Miami. From 2006 until 2012, Randy was the touring and recording drummer for the genre-defying Scissor Sisters—a main highlight being when the band opened for Lady Gaga on the North American leg of her Monster Ball Tour. In 2009, Randy also began recording and playing live with New York punk-turned-troubadour Jesse Malin. In 2013, Randy joined Molly & The Zombies with Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem), Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams & The Cardinals), and Brian McGee (Plow United). Over the years, Randy has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Ryan Adams, Joan Jett, Billie Joe Armstrong, Alice Cooper and others. Randy currently resides in New York City.

Stu Mahan: Bass GuitarHailing from a small town in mid-coast Maine, Stu cut his teeth playing bass in the thriving music scene of Portland before moving to New York City in 2010. Stu has toured extensively, sharing the stage with rock veterans such as The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov't Mule, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and the North Mississippi All-Stars. Stu has been a touring and recording musician with The London Souls and with Grammy award winner Eric Krasno. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and two cats.

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