With at least eighty years playing experience between them, Gary Lothian and Nicholas Churkin, long time members of such legendary Australian bands as The King Bees, James T & The Last Volunteers and The Cyril B Bunter Band, toured Austalia extensively for many years with such acts as Canned Heat, John Mayall, George Thoroughgood & The Destroyers and Australias own "Wild One" - Johnny O'Keefe.
In 2005 Nick & Gary formed the Swamphouse duo, featuring drums and guitar with Nick taking up the vocals. As one reviewer from the Sydney Blues Society said,
"Don't be fooled by the word "duo" or have preconceived ideas about the name Swamphouse - these guys put out a sound that any full on band would be proud to produce! "
The original concept of performing as a duo and recording Swamp & Circumstance, was well received with continuing sales & acclaim.
However, a decision in 2008 to add double/electric bassist Mike Rix, one of Sydney’s finest & in demand players, has resulted in a stronger, fatter, more versatile sound.
This led to the germination of "This Boogie Life", which was originally concieved as a demo of the trio line up, and recorded 90% live at "The Clubhouse", under the old railway viaducts in Glebe, Sydney.
After listening to the live tapes we realised we had something special here. It was too good not to release. So with some minor overdubs and production time "This Boogie Life" came to fruition.
So sink a couple, strap on your dancing shoes, take your marks and Git to Boogie.
If ya fellin' a bit frisky you can always visit our website @ www.swamphouse.com.au