October 30


Swamp Thing

By sonicden

October 30, 2014

Blues, Roots

About Swamp Thing:

A Two Man Blues Roots Juggernaut – Swamp Thing is very much their own monster.

Blues, rockabilly, bluegrass, and rock vibe. “They’re the two left in the juke joint when the hurricane’s about to make landfall, when the revelers have gone home, sweat-soaked and exhausted. The bulbs are blown out, the floor’s full of glass, but two men are honor bound to keep playing, pouring their sweat into the parched earth like libation. In the best traditions of two man blues and roots, Swamp Thing is a duo that you know are playing to stay alive.”

Swamp Thing are:

Michael Barker & Grant Haua. A former long time member of The John Butler Trio and the touring drummer with Kiwi legends Split Enz, Michael Barker (drums, percussion, keyBass, vocals) formed the two man blues/roots duo Swamp Thing with Grant Haua (vocals/guitar) a greatly respected singer/songwriter and guitarist from Tauranga in 2010.

These two unique musicians come together bringing a wealth of experience, passion and love for their craft to make blues flavoured music with a deep groove and soulful spook.


Swamp ThingAlbums

‘Primordium’ © Swamp Thing 2013

Track listing: Voodoo Doll; Swamp Thing; Bumpin’ & Grinding; Hand in a Hole; Genius; The Reckoning; Strung Out; How Long; Hot Potato; Come with Me.




Swamp Thing‘Balladeer’ © Swamp Thing 2011

Track listing: Balladeer; Can’t Eat; Never Be; Bones; Freedom; Friend; Gimme You Thing; Good Thing; Danger Money; Manza.


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