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.
Allen Stone - Unaware (Live From His Mother’s Living Room)
My recent hero.
It tells me that there are still REAL singers out there who don’t mess with autotune. I don’t understand how people can go crazy for singers who use it. It’s a crutch…use your God given natural voice if you have it…if you don’t, then maybe singin’ is not your path. Maybe be a songwriter for others? I dunno man…I’m just sick of R2D2s and C3POs.
No more robots.
I wanna hear humans.
You wouldn’t figure him for a soul singer…well, don’t judge a book by its cover even if books are given covers to judge an opinion. Open it first.