Swappers Eleven is an international music collective who’s founding members met in 2011 as winners of Marillion’s Swap The Band contest. Their debut album is entitled From A Distance and will be released very soon.
The core trio of Luiz Alvim (Keyboards), Alessandro Carmassi (Vocals) and Gary Foalle (Bass) decided on a more exciting proposition: «Let’s recruit Swap The Band winners from other Marillion Weekends». The recruits make guest appearances on the debut album. Actually an impressive lineup of 17 musicians from 9 countries were assembled.
From A Distance featuring 4 minute rockers to multi movement prog epics , the debut album is released by Oskar Records on 27th July 2020 and available on all popular streaming services. The track Tomorrow,
The track The Collectors is their manifesto, the guys went to work spreading the word to fellow Swappers. Their mission complete … Swappers Eleven now boasts an impressive lineup of musicians from many countries. Total Time 57:33.
Luiz Alvim – Keyboards
Alessandro Carmassi – Vocals
Gary Foalle – Bass
Daniel Van Der Weijde
José Luiz Ramos
Rik van Dommelen