DesSwagmatics

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

MOGO Musician Spotlight: Des and the Swagmatics

Bands on a Budget is psyched to live in Asbury Park, a town with such a thriving music scene and we work hard to help our local artists expand their brand to take their careers to the next level. That's why we're proud to be a sponsor of Asbury Live, a free weekly summer concert series being held on Wednesday evenings (8PM-10PM) and located on the 1st Avenue Green Space at the Asbury Park Boardwalk.

MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos will be donating $1 from every taco sold at the event towards supporting local musicians and investing in the future of Asbury Park’s music scene. The proceeds will go to the Asbury Park Where Music Lives youth initiative, which provides musical education programming, lessons and musical instruments for Asbury Park’s youth. Tonight at 8pm, Des and the Swagmatics will kick off another night of free music on the Asbury boardwalk for a great cause. Let's get to know more about Des and the Swagmatics!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND TO SOMEONE WHO'S NEVER HEARD YOUR MUSIC BEFORE?

Fun and funky, 90's R&B meets 70's soul.

WHAT'S THE NAME OF YOUR LATEST RELEASE AND WHERE CAN WE FIND IT?

Soundcloud.com/desandtheswagmatics

What's the Story behind your band name?

Swagmatic: adjective, one whose swagger happens automatically

IF YOU HAD TO LISTEN TO ONE RECORD ON REPEAT WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Purple Rain

Who are your top three music influences?

Prince, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu

What are some other bands playing at Asbury Live that you're excited to see?

We have tons of friends in the scene, Asbury's music scene is really a great community to be a part of, so hopefully we don't miss anyone! The Dollys, Battery Electric, Hot Blood, Chris Brown, Amy Malkoff, Vansaders, Shady Street. You see any of these guys performing, get out and see them and SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS!!

WHAT TWO (2) MOGO MENU ITEMS WOULD YOU BRING TO A DESERTED ISLAND?

Beef and chicken tacos, we love the classics. I've heard the tofu is amazing though!!

How would you use your favorite curse word in a sentence about MOGO?

Why the f$ck are we not eating MOGO right now?!?!

WHAT DOES BEING A PART OF ASBURY PARK LIVE MEAN TO YOU?

It means a great deal, we are humbled and excited and ready to bring the noise!