Swampy & The Note Troll

Verified
  • Songwriter
  • Cropped brewery 1 small
  • Cropped img 8665 small
  • Cropped img 8774 copy
  • Cropped img 8654 small
  • Cropped img 9457
  • Cropped live mazel2
  • Cropped img 8713 small
  • Cropped img 1876
  • Cropped factory 1 small
  • Cropped img 9356
  • Cropped live mazel1
  • Cropped st party
  • Cropped cold room distorted 800x800
  • Cropped live troll1
  • Cropped bambajam
  • Cropped st mm cover
  • Cropped st creemore kegs
  • Cropped jail st
  • Cropped st practice jam

Genres

Blues, Rock, Singer songwriter, Grunge Funk, Acoustic, Garage rock, Alternative, Desert rock, Southern rock, Psychedelic rock, Folk rock, Swamp Rock More...

Location

Collingwood ON Canada

Sounds Like

Swamp Rock, Blues, Dark/Moody Indie Folk

Digital Location

http://swampandtroll.com musicpage.com/swamptroll

History

Member since: 08/13/2014 Year Founded: 2013

Contacts

Mail alt 16x12 Josh Maitland
Thumb rock water

Josh Maitland

Collingwood

Producer, Bass, Vocals, Guitar, Drums 705.446.0485
Mail alt 16x12 Cody Thompson
Thumb swamp thompson

Cody Thompson

Woodstock

Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Banjo 519.635.4874

Details

  • Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 01 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs sold: 100
  • Licensed songs: 2
  • Original Songs: 40
  • CDs released: 1
  • Digital songs sold: 200

Biography

Swampy & the Note Troll is a Canadian songwriting and production team comprised of NASA scientist and hydroponic systems expert Cody "Swamp" Thompson & professional water resource engineer and music producer Josh "the Note Troll" Maitland.

Their influences (in no particular order) include: Kyuss, Pink Floyd, the Black Keys, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, CCR, Greenleaf, Led Zeppelin, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, I Mother Earth, the Doors, Soundgarden and many others...

The project began in July of 2013 as a cathartic weekend of jamming after a rough couple of months - for both Cody and Josh, challenging life events have always acted as a creative catalyst, and what started as a 30 hour rock & roll therapy session has now transformed into a full-on blues soaked middle finger to the man, with loads of collaborators along the way.

Their First full length album, "Mandatory Minimums" was released March 27th, 2015, and is a tribute to anyone who has been jailed, derailed or failed by a system which favours wealth over health and profits over people - It features a mixture of blues, hard rock and spacious ballads of both the soulful and psychedelic varieties.

Preliminary album reviews paint Mandatory in exactly the light it was meant to shine in:

"Greasy, gritty & authentic with guitar sounds that send your “tone sensor” into full on spaz mode!"

"Super sweet flow, smokey vox, lots of character without sounding like they’re trying for it; it just feels genuine!"

The lads employ session players and friends to help fill out their productions, both from Maitland's hometown of Collingwood where he owns and operates Red Room Recordings and from around the world, using the magic of the Interwebs.

Hot on the heels of their first release, Swampy and the Note Troll are currently playing a number of pub shows and festival gigs around the province of Ontario during the summer and fall of 2015 and they have begun recording demo's for a follow up EP titled "Stay Hungry".

Their 2015 summer tour has seen the addition of two new members to the ranks, including expert percussionist Bambalamb, who has toured with acts as diverse as Issac Hayes, Bodycount & Ras Michael, and classically trained jazz guitarist Sean Ratcliffe who also spends his days in the NASA laboratories with Swamp Thompson.

Swampy & the Note Troll were also recently selected as the winners of Musicpage.com's Godin Guitar Giveaway contest!

Cody & Josh are also members of the solar powered Swamp Rock band "Willow Smoke" whose debut album "Onceinever" was recorded in an off-grid cottage designed and built by the band and released on September 8th, 2014.

BLAQUELINE Entertainment

August 18, 2015
Blaqueline Entertainment
http://www.joomag.com/magazine/blaqueline-entertainment-magazine-issue-05/0804083001438354669?short

Their First full length album, "Mandatory Minimums" was released March 27th, 2015, and is a tribute to anyone who has been jailed, derailed or failed by a system which favours wealth over health and profits over people - It features a mixture of blues, hard rock and spacious ballads of both the soulful and psychedelic varieties.


Tour Dates

Bandsintown