The catholics

2021 Regional Tour

The catholics – In their 30th anniversary year, this all-star band are “still sounding like no one else” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

Formed in 1991, the catholics are one of Australia’s most distinct contemporary ensembles who have produced a unique body of beautifully crafted music that takes in various African, Caribbean, Latin, and Eastern influences.  

Band leader, composer and bassist, Lloyd Swanton, is well known across Australia and internationally for his work with improvising legends The Necks, as well as appearances on over 100 albums, many of them ARIA Award winners, for artists including Vince Jones, Wendy Matthews and Bernie McGann. Joining him, an all-star septet deliver live performances that are consistently uplifting and full of joy.

To celebrate their incredible musical legacy created over three decades, The catholics will perform their favourite pieces as well as premiering new work for regional audiences.

Llyod Swanton (bass)
Sandy Evans (tenor)
James Greening (trombone)
Gary Daley (piano/accordion)
Jon Pease (guitar)
Fabian Hevia (percussion)
Hamish Stuart (drums).

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Wednesday 11th Aug – JazzLab, Melbourne

Friday 10th Sep – Wollongong

Saturday 11th Sep – The Street, Canberra

Sunday 12th Sep – Braidwood

Friday 17th Sep – Mullumbimby

Saturday 18th Sep – Bellingen

Sunday 19th Sep – NERAM, Armidale

The Catholics on Band Camp

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Formed in 1991 by leader and bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks), this distinct and cherished local ensemble has formed a body of beautifully crafted music over three decades. Taking in various African, Caribbean, Latin and Eastern influences, their performances are consistently uplifting and full of joy.

Lloyd Swanton (bass), Sandy Evans (saxophones), James Greening (trombone), Gary Daley (piano/accordion), Jon Pease (guitar), Fabian Hevia (percussion), Hamish Stuart (drums)