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'Swing Out Sister' were formed in 1985.
Their unique blend of cinematic jazz pop earned them several chart singles, including "Breakout" - a UK no.4 hit, "Surrender" and "Twilight World", resulting in their 1987 debut album 'It’s Better To Travel' hitting the number one spot in the UK album charts.
Success followed throughout Europe, America and the Far East.
In 1988, 'Swing Out Sister' were nominated for two Grammy Awards, including ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group or Duo’ for "Breakout".
Nine studio albums, two live albums and over a decade of live shows have gained 'Swing Out Sister' international success, along with themes and scores for television and Andy’s compositions for short films. Their live work continues with dates in the UK, USA and Europe planned for 2009/10.
After sell-out dates of Japan, the USA and the UK in 2005, Andy and Corinne returned to their East London studio to write and record their first self-produced album 'Beautiful Mess'. Released in Asia in 2008, a supporting tour resulted in further sell out shows including the 10,000 capacity Araneta Colliseum stadium in Manila. Reworking their sound with a new acoustic jazz line up, more shows followed the UK and European release, including headline slots at the Bratislava Jazz Days festival and the Java Jazz festival in Jakarta.
" 'Swing Out Sister' were always a cut above their competition...and judging by this they still are". - Word Magazine
"There’s no doubt that the standard of their musical output is as high as it ever was". - Echoes??
"A lush outing. Nothing can change them now". - Q Magazine
"Jazzy Soul pop - with debts to Motown, Roy Ayers and even Brian Wilson".
- Daily Express