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WHO'S SWANKY?

I live to groove and I groove to live. I put things into perspective. I'm a passionate person who brings it to life and to my own craft. I'm a creative singer, songwriter, lyricist, trumpeter, DJ, producer, composer, arranger, music aficionado, lover, fun-lovin' (fun to love and fun to be loved by) and last but not least, all around cool guy. I'm a musician for hire and am becomin' a name that is dropped both locally and internationally. Call me Swanky. I'm out here to musically influence the world and to spread love through music.

Open your mind and I'll open your soul...

This joint is pretty low key...my thoughts spill on the canvas. You can use your paintbrush to make use of the colours.

I am the leader of a hip hop/jazz/funk band called The Vibrasonic Sessions

I am 1/2 of The International Incident a.k.a. (with Chile's own Max Damage)

I am Octavio Santos (yes, my birth name) when it comes to trumpet work and vocals

I am Swanky when it comes to mic work and rippin' it lyrically

You will find me in many projects...lend me your eardrums.

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17 April 14
My food itinerary yesterday with @ishykabibbles. The brunch trip made way for the 10-star omelette and for dinner, K took me to a joint I’ve never been to that serves Afghani food. This Tikka Kabob dinner was ridiculously good. Thank you for introducing me to new food places among other things you make me thankful for everyday ❤️ P.S. They really wanna shout out the medium spice level. (at Cora’s/Bamiyan Kabob)

My food itinerary yesterday with @ishykabibbles. The brunch trip made way for the 10-star omelette and for dinner, K took me to a joint I’ve never been to that serves Afghani food. This Tikka Kabob dinner was ridiculously good. Thank you for introducing me to new food places among other things you make me thankful for everyday ❤️ P.S. They really wanna shout out the medium spice level. (at Cora’s/Bamiyan Kabob)

14 April 14
I was told these aviators make me look “retro badass”. Hmmm. Whatchy’all think? Am I keepin’ this pair or returning them? (at The Groove Cafeteria)

I was told these aviators make me look “retro badass”. Hmmm. Whatchy’all think? Am I keepin’ this pair or returning them? (at The Groove Cafeteria)

Posted: 5:17 PM
I make a phone call and someone delivers. Thanks Andre! See you on Sunday @beingglennlewis…I’ve been enthused to see you live for awhile now and I heard you just flew back in from Europe. Chyeah!

I make a phone call and someone delivers. Thanks Andre! See you on Sunday @beingglennlewis…I’ve been enthused to see you live for awhile now and I heard you just flew back in from Europe. Chyeah!

Posted: 4:19 PM
Another dope shot by @nilla_22 of yours truly on that Soul Train line ridin’ the groove on @beatchildmusic’s “B-Boy Beef”. It feels good to let loose and let the music guide your step. (at Drake Hotel)

Another dope shot by @nilla_22 of yours truly on that Soul Train line ridin’ the groove on @beatchildmusic’s “B-Boy Beef”. It feels good to let loose and let the music guide your step. (at Drake Hotel)

Posted: 12:27 AM
@nilla_22 caught me in the act of groovin’ down the Soul Train line as @beatchildmusic and his band performed “B-Boy Beef”. Man, I miss dancin’ and haven’t had the opportunity to move in awhile. Thanks for the great capture Victoria and good to finally meet a fellow Instagram follower! (at Drake Hotel)

@nilla_22 caught me in the act of groovin’ down the Soul Train line as @beatchildmusic and his band performed “B-Boy Beef”. Man, I miss dancin’ and haven’t had the opportunity to move in awhile. Thanks for the great capture Victoria and good to finally meet a fellow Instagram follower! (at Drake Hotel)

13 April 14
I’m laughing at @ishykabibbles (Toadette) and @acalmarises (Boo). It’s HIGHlarious when they battle…and laugh while they battle, LOL.

I’m laughing at @ishykabibbles (Toadette) and @acalmarises (Boo). It’s HIGHlarious when they battle…and laugh while they battle, LOL.

Posted: 10:18 PM
Quality Wii time. I’m Bowser…and @ishykabibbles is Donkey Kong, woot, woot!!

Quality Wii time. I’m Bowser…and @ishykabibbles is Donkey Kong, woot, woot!!

12 April 14
My man @dogibson making a guest appearance at @beatchildmusic’s “Soul Movement Vol. 2” album release party. Always good to see this brotha around. Hear us on a @jahronomo Inc. produced feature soon. (at Drake Hotel)

My man @dogibson making a guest appearance at @beatchildmusic’s “Soul Movement Vol. 2” album release party. Always good to see this brotha around. Hear us on a @jahronomo Inc. produced feature soon. (at Drake Hotel)

Posted: 12:25 AM
@beatchildmusic put on such a crowd rousing, energy boosting of a show at the Drake Hotel. Cop that “Soul Movement Vol. 2” LP! I’m already looking forward to volume 3. Maybe the brotha will enlist me on something for that ;) (at Drake Hotel)

@beatchildmusic put on such a crowd rousing, energy boosting of a show at the Drake Hotel. Cop that “Soul Movement Vol. 2” LP! I’m already looking forward to volume 3. Maybe the brotha will enlist me on something for that ;) (at Drake Hotel)

11 April 14
The man of the hour. @beatchildmusic on the Rhodes. (at Drake Hotel)

The man of the hour. @beatchildmusic on the Rhodes. (at Drake Hotel)

Posted: 3:54 AM

@beatchildmusic makes sure you “Enjoy Ya Self”. (at Drake Hotel)

Posted: 3:45 AM

@spekwon and @beatchildmusic Stompthatflo! Stompthatflo! Stompthatstompthatstompthatflo! (at Drake Hotel)

Posted: 3:37 AM

@spekwon performs “Pa$$ports & Cameras off “Sofa King Tokyo” with Tanika Charles on the hook! (at Drake Hotel)

Posted: 2:56 AM
After seeing a great gig go down with @beatchildmusic at the helm, you’d crave this too. Hell yeah! (at Fat Bastard Burrito Co.)

After seeing a great gig go down with @beatchildmusic at the helm, you’d crave this too. Hell yeah! (at Fat Bastard Burrito Co.)

10 April 14
Just finished breaking bread with @beatchildmusic, @bennyixxi, @agape181, DJ Soulchild (still remembers me from our 2009 gig) and Alex St. Kitts. Off to Slakah’s “Soul Movement Vol. 2” album release party! (at Saigon Flower)

Just finished breaking bread with @beatchildmusic, @bennyixxi, @agape181, DJ Soulchild (still remembers me from our 2009 gig) and Alex St. Kitts. Off to Slakah’s “Soul Movement Vol. 2” album release party! (at Saigon Flower)

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh