2016 European Blues Challenge Winners
2016 International Blues Challenge Semi-finalist
Nominated Norwegian Grammy for debut album “Daddy’O” (2MZ/Stavanger Media)
Nominated Best Blues Album for debut album “Daddy’O” in Norwegian blues magazine Blues News
2016 European Blues Challenge winners Eric Slim Zahl & the South West Swingers are a swingin’ experience with authentic jump blues, rock’n roll and rockabilly played with full force! The band’s ambition is to continue the fine traditions and perform music influenced by the sounds from the 50’s – in their own rockin’ style.
Dressed up with a tie, suspenders and shiny shoes, Eric Slim Zahl & The Southwest Swingers performs the band’s music with humor, musical skill and impact. Since the band started in 2006, the band has logged an impressive amount of club gigs and festival appearances in Norway and Europe, and are known to be a formidable live band. Eric Slim Zahl & the South West Swingers write their own music, and released their debut album “Daddy’O” in 2011. The album was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy in the Best Blues Album Category. In 2013 the sequel “Chances Are Slim” was released, and also this album received very good reviews in the press. A third album is now in the making. In 2016 the band is already booked for a number of the bgger festivals like Blues Peer in Belgium.
Live the band has an enormous live energy that matches no other. Nobody can stop moving.
I wanted to play with these guys!
– Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)