Spawning a CD cover that stands out from the rest is just what JVF Consulting intentions were with this project. The importance of good quality artwork on your CD cover is what helps sell music after all. Of course the music that goes into the album helps, but who judges a book by its cover anyways?
The concept of the logo was brought to life after many group brainstorms and comps. After narrowing it down to the final 2 the band members took a vote and decided on their band logo and corporate identity. Now with a logo to be proud of you can now show your support for SwampDonky with some cool duds available at Zazzle.
SwampDonky is currently finalizing production on their 2nd EP, “Off The Hook,” which is due for release in June 2009. It will feature six new originals, following up where the band left off with their debut 4-song EP, “All Over The Map,” released April 2007. The band’s signature track from their debut EP, “What Is Mine,” was awarded Track of the Day honors at Garage Band.
In 2007, SwampDonky advanced to the San Francisco finals (following three elimination rounds) in the Emergenza battle of the bands competition, held at the Great American Music Hall. SwampDonky’s performance was well-received by the judges as the band placed 4th overall, and drummer Joel was awarded “best drummer” in the competition.
The band is currently booking Spring & Summer appearances throughout the Bay Area. To date, SwampDonky has played dozens of shows at several venues including the Great American Music Hall, 12 Galaxies, Rockit Room, Grant & Green, Beale Street Bar, Fat City, Blakes on Telegraph, and Rooster’s Roadhouse.
On stage, lead vocalist and drummer Joel Anderson always impresses audiences with his power, precision, and classic rock voice. Tommy Huxley is a blues-influenced lead guitarist with chops (think SRV meets Slash). The band’s sound is rounded out by Ryan Lorenzini on the rhythm guitar and Tony Ebster on bass. Both Ryan and Tony sing backup, and many of the band’s songs feature 2 and 3-part vocal harmonies.