Members: Al Ramirez- Vocals; DT Jones- Guitars, Vocals; Shane Carlson- Bass, Vocals; Brian Bam Bam Jones- Drums
In Mukilteo, Washington, brothers Duane and Brian Jones (DT and Bam-Bam, respectively) started the group Swirl. They released a CD, toured the United States and even went to Japan in the late 90s into the early 2000s. In 2004 Fred Coury remixed songs from their first CD. With the insertion of band members Al Ramirez (lead singer) and Shane Carlson (bass) in 2008, the group finally had their ducks in a row and began their quest to deliver their music to the masses.
The new Swirl single is called ADRENALINE. This song features Cinderella drummer Fred Coury, is off of their new CD, 'Timeline'. This CD is a compilation of music produced by either Fred Coury (Cinderella), Carlos Cavazo (RATT) or Matt Thorr (Rough Cutt). The master was mixed by Fred Coury. According to Swirl, the meaning behind this particular song has to do with standing up for what you believe in, not giving up and going for what you want in the face of those who put road blocks in front of you. To me it is staying the course, staying focused and not giving an inch in any other direction but the road you have carved out for yourself. Indeed, this group has quite a determination and a sound that captures that emotion. In fact, the entire CD has an array of emotion. There is no set mood or tone to these songs. With every song, there is a personal experience that backs it up. You can feel those stories right through your very core.
Swirl is the new age of rock. They surpass the bands from earlier decades and have created a new look and sound for modern rock music. Their songs are crisp and full of emotion. They are also catchy tunes with sustainability. They are full of radio friendly tunes, thick with rhythmic movements and hooks. Need I say more? My personal interpretation of these songs are a plethora of sensations and dynamic high lights that need to be experienced by each one of us.
You can have than experience, too. Our new CD, 'Timeline' is available for digital download or by mail order. You can also listen to earlier works such as their debut Out of Nowhere, written and released in 1999.
Between October 23, 2008 and present, Swirl has performed with Slaughter, Stephen Pearcy, Britny Fox, Bullet Boys, RATT, Extreme, Pat Travers, L.A. Guns or Souls of We. Swirl have performed in almost every state of our union and have been endorsed by companies such as Charvel Guitars, Jackson Guitars, Mesa Engineering, Seymour Duncan, Spectraflex, Excetelyne, Spector, Yamaha, Super Naturals, Dean Markley Strings, Furman Sound and Pickboy. They will continue to tour to promote this and upcoming projects.
Swirl is currently working with A & R Select in West Hollywood, Ca. for either a record deal, publishing, licensing and/or placement opportunities. If you are in need of additional information please contact A & R at:
In 2009 Swirl did 5 US tours covering 50,000 miles!!