The SwiftKick Band

Blues, Pop, Rock, 50's 60's Rock, 80's Rock, Classic Rock, Soft Rock

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The SwiftKick Band (SwiftKick ) is a 4 piece band of established musicians who have been playing together since 2012.
They play a wide range of blues, old rock and some newer rock by artists such as BB King, Eric Clapton, Howlin’ Wolf, Down Childs Blues Band, CCR, Willie Dixon, Delbert McClinton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimi Hendrix, The Diamonds, The Doors, The Stones, The Blues Brothers. etc.

SwiftKick has played at the Amadeus Cafe every year since 2012 for the Limestone City Blues Festival and at the Tir Nan’ Og in 2012 and 2013 for the William Vanhorn Memorial. The Emerald Music Festival on Amherst Island is an annual summer event where The SwiftKick Band has performed twice now. SwiftKick has been the closing act for the Canada Day celebrations in Harrowsmith 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017. A busy 2017 Canada Day also saw an earlier performance in Sydenham. In 2014 SwiftKick performed Canada Day/Rib Fest in Gananoque. 2017 was the first year The SwiftKick Band performed at the 7th Annual Wheels, Water and Wings Festival in Bancroft. The SwiftKick Band will be returning for future performances.

Other venues graced by The SwiftKick Band are:

Army Navy Air Force Club – Martello Unit 377 in Kingston
The Dock Side Tavern in Deseronto
Isaiah Tubbs Resort and Conference Center – Picton
Lacey Estates Winery, Hillier
Kingston and District Labour Council Labour Day Picnic in 2012 and 2016
The Legion Branch 560, Kingston
Loaf’n Ale in Napanee
The Mansion in Kingston
The Portsmouth Tavern, Kingston
RCHA Club Kingston
Shorelines Casino, Belleville
West Side Moroni’s in Gananoque

Visit to see a full list of their songs; cover and original as well as a list of upcoming gigs.

Bands We Cover

Downchild Blues Band, 54-40, BB King, Eric Clapton, Bill Withers, Billy Squier, Blackfoot, Blue Rodeo, Bob Segar, Buddy Guy, Carl Perkins, CCR, Chris Stapleton, Colin James, Cream, Dave Edmonds, David Wilcox, Dwight Yoakam, Freddie King, Free, Gary Moore, Gene Vincent, George Thorogood, Georgia Satellites, Green Day, Guess Who, Guns n Roses, Holmes Brothers, INXS, Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Vaughn, JJ Cale, Joe Banamassa, John Fogerty, John Hiatt, Kenny Wayne Shephard Band, Led Zepplin, Lynard Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Radio Heads, Rolling Stones, Savoy Brown, Steppen Wolf, Steve Earl, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stray Cats, The Beatles, The Doors, Tom Petty, Tony Joe White, Waylon Jennings, Wild Cherry, ZZ Top


Dan Desjardins  |  Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica

Carl Soares  |  Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals

Ray Idzenga  |  Vocals, Bass

Gary Clark  |  Vocals, Drums



NAME  |  The SwiftKick Band





First season Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm grew up in Amherstview. Ryan also fronted an alternative rock band called "Low Level Flight".

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