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. I² (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.
I finally got the chance to surprise my beautiful @ishykabibbles with this. Wil didn’t have any copies left for me, so I asked @beingglennlewis if he could make this one out to her. Looks like I gotta buy another copy ;) Thanks for the ink my dude!
I just followed @marc4hero as I find it an honour that he started following me first. As a member of 4hero, his music has influenced me and in fact “Two Pages” is one of the very first albums I got when I was able to buy CDs. I got gift certificates for HMV from my music awards in high school :)
Even though I was busy out and about in Toronto, there was no way in hell I was gonna miss out on Record Store Day 2014. I copped me some 45s and one CD at Play de Record. I kept my composure and didn’t go ape. I voluntarily leashed myself, LOL. I feel like I gonna kick myself though for not grabbing that triangular RSD exclusive 45…I didn’t even know the artist either… (at The Groove Cafeteria)
His and hers. @ishykabibbles got her surprise before I hit @juniatofsb’s music video shoot. Thanks to the brother @beatchildmusic for the ink on his latest dope endeavour. I was telling Slaks that when she liked his Facebook page awhile back (I saw it on my mini feed), I said to myself, “Man, this chick is cool”…hahaha!!! Got that car bumpin’ the CD. I’m awaiting the vinyl in the mail!
Post-music video shoot rendezvous with @ishykabibbles for a late dinner at JOEYs for the first time for the both of us (I didn’t know it would be a 5-hour shooting). My steak frites and her seared ahi salad entrée. Add those together and they equal eaten. (at JOEY Eaton Centre)
Pre-music video shoot/Record Store Day grub with @ishykabibbles before we ventured our own separate ways for the afternoon. We were on that “Multiplicity” Michael Keaton “I like pizza” tip, LOL!!! (at Big Slice Pizza)