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Tommy Huxley and Power GreaseTommy Huxley and Power Grease

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  • Founded: March 2010
  • Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States of America
  • Label: big rib records


Bay Area native and blues guitarist extraordinaire, Tommy Huxley is a man on a mission. Possessing a frightening skill on the fret board far beyond his years, Tommy is here to honor the rich tradition of American Blues music, while taking the audience on an unforgettable ride of technical mastery and showmanship.

Tommy’s travels have seen him performing on stages up and down the great state of California, delivering a fiery musical sermon that pays homage to the legends Freddie King, Albert King, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters, while simultaneously honoring the fire and electricity of his personal heroes Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Recent months have seen Tommy and Power Grease unleash their explosive Blues in Bay Area venues such as San Francisco’s Grant & Green, The Hayward Bistro, San Jose’s infamous Caravan Lounge, and festivals such as North Beach’s Italian Festival, and Santa Rosa’s home grown Leopalooza.

To compliment his sound, Tommy assembled Power Grease, a two-piece rhythm section that bleeds funk and diligently follows the path blazed by the great bands of James Brown. Bassist Franco Gonzales boats a vast knowledge of vintage funk, Latin percussion, and also showcases his ability in the infamous East Bay funk band BULK. Drummer John Swick cut his teeth in the South Bay’s hard rock scene for many years, before adopting a strict diet of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, and 70’s era Miles Davis. The tight, funk grooves, whipping shuffles, and fat bottom end are the perfect compliment to Tommy’s six-string pyrotechnics, and guaranteed to get people moving their feet and shaking their hips.

In 2010, four-song demo quickly made it’s way through the hands of the Bay Area blues community, and 2011 sees the release of Power Grease’s full-length EP on Big Rib Records, which not only showcases Tommy’s guitar prowess, but his song writing skills as well.

Whether playing his guitar behind his head, with his teeth, or fingers moving with the speed of a hummingbird, Tommy’s music is a voyage into the deep Blues, packed with enough rhythm and rock get even the most seasoned listener up on their feet.


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  • Founded: February 2010
  • Location: Hayward, California, United States of America
  • Label: big rib records


Mixing the syncopated rhythms of classic East bay Funk, with the hard driving groove of James Brown's great bands. Throw in a little spice from West Africa, and deep fried into one, heaping plate of funk!


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  • Founded: March 2006
  • Location: San Lorenzo, California, United States of America


Joel Anderson, Tommy Huxley, and Ryan Lorenzini came together in 2006, each having come from various other bands in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joel has played in several Bay Area bands, most notably with the alternative rock band Slight and the hard rock band Tirebelly. Tommy and Ryan had previously collaborated in a classic rock band known as The Pages.

SwampDonky was formed, and the three musicians began writing and recording tunes in their home studio, which ultimately resulted in the release of All Over The Map in June of 2007. However, the band was still in need of a dedicated bass player. In the summer of 2007, SwampDonky moved into The Annex Studios in San Lorenzo. In a stroke of luck, Tony Las Vegas occupied the studio next-door. His band at the time, Anxious Me was calling it quits, and Tony stepped right in to fill out the SwampDonky lineup.

Shortly thereafter, SwampDonky advanced to the San Francisco finals (following three elimination rounds) in the Emergenza Festival battle of the bands competition, held at the Great American Music Hall. SwampDonky placed in the top 4 (out of 23 finalists) overall, and drummer Joel was awarded "best drummer" in the competition.

SwampDonky continues to be active on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, appearing at several venues including the Great American Music Hall, 12 Galaxies, Rockit Room, Grant & Green, Beale Street Bar, Fat City, Blakes on Telegraph, the Time Out, and Rooster's Roadhouse.

Additionally, the band has made their entire catalog of music available for licensing for placement in film, television, commercials, video games, or other media productions. The band's second release, Off The Hook, is generating buzz and has been accepted into various music placement catalogs.

SwampDonky puts the SOUL back into Rock N Roll!!!

For more information on licensing SwampDonky's music, contact us at licensing@swampdonky.com

For booking, contact us at booking@swampdonky.com

SwampDonky is not to be confused with SwampDonkey, Swamp Donkey, or Swamp Donky. Glad we got that straight!

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