Apr 06, 2018 | The Crossing
Swinge 2018 Opening Night!
Kicking off the Fringe with a BANG! With live music from Gilmore n Jaz andCanute's Plastic Army, plus standup from punmaster Tony Cowards. And the awards from the first ever Swindon Independent Film Festival. Plus a raffle, prizes and general festivities.
FREE glass of bubbly on arrival! And a cash bar with beer, cider, wine & soft drinks.
We'll be warmly hosted by THE CROSSING in The Brunel SwindonShopping Centre - enter via the escalator on Canal Walk - by Lush. Lift entrance is in the Brunel Centre.
FREE entry. Age: 16+
Time & Location
Friday 6th April 2018
7.00pm - 11.00pm
The Brunel Shopping Centre
About The Performances
Gilmore n' Jaz
Gn'J are experienced musicians who make easy listening and unobtrusive Jazz. Specialising in ultra smooth ambient atmospheric music, let them whisk you away to a romantic Italian cafe or a rustic Spanish tapas bar whilst enjoying your complimentary glass of wine.
Canutes Plastic Army
Canute’s Plastic Army is an acoustic duo consisting of Anish Harrison’s vocals (prev. of theTeddy White Band) and Neil Mercer on guitar (prev. of Rumour Shed and the Dacoits).
The band began as a solo project of Neil, who started playing and writing on his own due to depleting band mates. In 2016 Anish and Neil discovered a shared love of dark, twisted songs by artists as disparate as Odetta, Cate Le Bon and Pulp. Anish’s soaring vocals and Neil’s dynamic acoustic guitar was a potent mix. They quickly started writing dark and twisted songs of their own.
Tony Cowards- Punderdog
The best joke writer around' (GQ) returns with his new show bursting at the seams with glorious gags, preposterous puns and witty one-liners. Punderdog is the follow up to last year's hilarious Daft Pun, which featured in the Top Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe for The Scotsman, The Daily Mirror, The Evening Standard and The I newspaper. If you like your comedy fast and furious, daft and silly (and let's face it, who doesn't?), then 'you'll definitely enjoy this!' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'A brilliant joke-teller' (FiveAA.com.au, Adelaide Fringe). After all, everyone loves a punderdog.