For ten strong years, from 1983 to 1993, Swing Set reigned as the Twin Cities’ finest exponents of hook laden, guitar driven pure pop. Their cool-edged, rock/pop sound sent the group’s first album Life Speeds Up quickly into the top 50 of the U.S./Boston Rocks college charts, and the group received commercial airplay in major markets from each of their next releases with the songs “Don’t look Now” and Casting My Lines” from the CD The Soul Remains; and “The Hero” from their DIG release.
Mike Nilles … Lead/background vocals, lead/rhythm guitars, songwriter, founder of the group … plays guitar with taste and feeling … writes and enjoys music with seductive melodies and thoughtful lyrics … plays many instruments … also works a recording engineer … musical faves: Beatles, Byrds, The Church.
Dan Prozinski … Lead/background vocals, lead/rhythm guitars, songwriter … his inventive, ethereal guitar style is a result of Dan’s love of the instrument and his never ending quest for a new “sound” … as a designer he helps create a stylish, modern visual look for the group … musical faves: Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler.
Kevin Foley … Lead/background vocals, bass guitar … always positive, always upbeat, an effervescent prankster loved by all … and like his buoyant bass grooves Kevin holds the band together … musical faves: Replacements, Bash and Pop, NRBQ.
Dave Nussbaum … Piano, synthesizer, songwriter, years of classical and pop training … an intuitive sense of melody and harmony … studious and inquisitive … just now coming into his own as a composer … provides the lush textures the band is known for … musical faves: you name it.
Mick Wirtz … Drums/percussion, background vocals, most musically trained and active of the five … is involved in jazz, big band, folk and computer drum programming … his style is fiery and imaginative … his upbeat, crazy yet steady good nature helps keep it all moving in time … musical faves: The Police, Weather Report, Box-Car Willie.
SOURCE: Official Bio
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