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Do Ya Hallelujah?

A 11 track swing album (36m 33s) — released April 27th 2015 on Freshly Squeezed

SWING NINJAS evolved from a paired-down 3 piece busking band (the highest paid canape trio on the South Coast!), via 2 self-released (and swiftly super-ceded) cover version CDs (selling literally thousands of on the streets), to their current fully-formed incarnation as a New Orleans style big-band just signed to hip dance-based imprint FRESHLY SQUEEZED.

This album is their first of original material and features a 7-piece line-up of superb jazz talent plus assorted guests and backing singers. From such inauspicious beginnings,DO YA HALLELUJAH? comes as a revelation. A mongrel cross between Squirrel Nut Zippers, True Detective, Pokey LaFarge and Graham Green.It's a blackly humorous and distinctly wry British gumbo of songs about life, lust & penitence. We love its quirky world-view.

The superb song writing and musicianship speak for themselves, but like a Louisianafuneral procession marching past the daytime juke-joint, DO YA HALLELUJAH? is an open door to a subterranean jazz cellar; a clarion call to the alley in Brighton's labyrinthine Lanes. A place that lives in the imagination of the world. It's early Dr John, loose living, late night bars, 'resting' thespians, a slipper-clad octogenarian land-lady, dusty parlour palms, clock menders and card sharps. This is the SWING NINJAS.

The Swing Ninjas are that rare thing: a revivalist band that actually has contemporary relevance. - Jason Draper Record Collector Magazine

...the serpentine clarinet lines in 'Animal Soul' add great texture to the work and the solo trade-offs on 'Sausage Tree' are worthy of an original Dixieland ensemble - Alex De Lacey Songlines Magazine

An enjoyable knowing retro collection that brings New Orleans jazz and big band swing neatly together - Dave Haslam Rock 2 Reel Magazine

-As heard on- - Craig Charles BBC 6 Music Funk & Soul Show

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