Swimmer and The Fritz
with Lee Ross
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
Swimmer is an experimental rock-fusion quintet based out of Burlington, VT. Their music transcends convention by fusing the band’s roots in rock, funk, jazz and electronica to create a unique and powerful sound. Conceived in 2014 at New Hampshire’s Plymouth State University, Swimmer has cultivated an intimate fanbase through captivating composition and distinct live performances. Their high-energy performances feature an emphasis on improvisation and spontaneity.
Swimmer has shared the stage with renowned touring acts such as Turkuaz, Consider the Source, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Main Squeeze, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, lespecial, & many more.
To quote a fan, “Their trancey soundscapes are beautifully contrasted by their knack for progressive twists and turns, as well as undeniably deep grooves.”
THE FRITZ IS LIVE ROCK.
THE FRITZ IS LIVE FUNK.
THE FRITZ IS LIVE MUSIC.
After five years of traveling the East Coast and steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors, The Fritz, played a strong year of sets showing thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it’s rock-honed songwriting just as seriously, but the well crafted song is not the only final product in the live forum. Individually, the members of The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, a common thread of The Fritz’s passionate energy reigns true in each show. Whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. Their 2013 release, Bootstrap, released positive acclaim around the region. The Fritz brought several unforgettable performances to festivals all over the East Coast. As 2016 rounds to a close, the boys are preparing to enter the studio to record a new album with the help of Dave Brandwein (Turkuaz, The London Souls, Zongo Junction). The Fritz looks forward to a great year in 2017, as they continue to spread the good Fritz gospel of intoxicating live music.
THE FRITZ is:
Jamar Woods – Keyboards, Vocals
Jamie Hendrickson – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Jake O’Connor – Bass, Backup Vocals
Michael Tillis – Drums
Mikey Spice – Percussion
Matt Schueler – Light Designer
A musical adventure ft. Lee Ross (formerly of The Hornitz) with lots of smiles, laughter, and more. Lets dance and jump around!