Winners of the 2016 JUNO award and the 2015 CFMA award for Children’s Album of the Year, The Swinging Belles, a swing band for kids from St. John’s, NL, are intent on getting both kids and adults to kick up their heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family!
The Swinging Belles feature child educators and performers Laura Winter and Erin Power joined by guitarist extraordinaire Duane Andrews. This show is all about getting kids and parents out to have a dance and enjoy some swing country and jazz … kid style. As primary school teachers, both Laura and Erin know first hand the joy that kids feel when they can boogie to some good time music, and as parents, Duane and Erin know the importance of enjoying the music that our kids are listening to! The show is packed with music, interactive storytelling and dancing … lots of dancing!
With funding support from MusicNL and ArtsNL, The Swinging Belles released their award winning debut album More Sheep, Less Sleep in December 2014 and since then have been busy touring many schools, theatres and festivals across Canada.
Awards/Nominations & Highlights
2016 JUNO WINNER – Children’s Album of the Year 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award WINNER – Children’s Album of the Year 2015 MusicNL Award Nominee – Group of the Year, Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year 2015 Intl’ Songwriting Competition Finalists – “Sock Gnomes” and “Some Monsters”