Swerve - EP release show

Bootleg Theater Presents

Swerve - EP release show


Tue. June 26, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

Swerve originally began as a moniker for music created by Los Angeles native Greg Mahdesian. But what initially began as a solo project eventually became a full-fledged band. Greg wrote and performed all of the songs on Swerve’s debut EP and hired producer Brandon Duncan to record them. And when it came time to recruit musicians in order to perform live, Greg naturally asked Brandon to join on bass, his old college friend, Ryan Berti, on guitar, and Mark Gardner on drums.

It was during the recording sessions of Swerve’s sophomore EP, Dumb Romeo, that the group truly came into fruition with a new identity. Instead of Greg dictating all of the songwriting, he was receptive to his bandmates’ collaboration. He insists the process wasn’t a forced mutiny but instead an organic progression that allowed them to expand their sonic palette by being able to individually focus on their respective talents. The outcome is a collection of dynamic tracks which could only be the result of intuitive synergy. “I’ve never dreamed of being on stage with the crowd chanting my name,” says Greg. “I’ve always wanted to be part of a true band. It’s just more fun.”

Swerve’s latest EP Dumb Romeo - slated for release this June - showcases a more catchy, melodic perspective due to the frequent use of vocal harmonies, propulsive rhythms, and blatant hooks. Collectively, the sound showcases a theme of maturity and warmth. Essentially, they’re songs that you can’t help but groove along with or sing along to just like the jangle-pop, rockabilly, and Britpop hits that heavily inspired them.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057