Craig fountain Oamaru gardens

The Garden Review by Amanda Mills

Swingbridge is the project of Oamaru musician Bridget Ellis and a collection of friends and musicians. The new album The Garden marks Ellis’ return to writing and recording for after a twenty year gap, and is a dynamic, diverse collection of songs that are intimate…

Room of love

Room of Love

Video release date 1st Sept 2021 This video was made with friends for the 48hr Filmmaking Challenge during 2020 lockdown, South Island, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Inspired by the quantum nature of love and in memory of Heather Martin. Room of Love is the first video release…

Bridget Ellis in her garden

Swingbridge album product of 20 years

Growing garden . . . Sitting in the leaves and grass is the artist behind Swingbridge, Bridget Ellis, who released her album The Garden last week. PHOTO: RUBY HEYWARD Oamaru Mail article by Ruby Heyward -February 26, 2021 After a really long gestation for her latest album, The…

Cover art by Dave Kingan

The Garden – Swingbridge Review by Mike Moroney

In a world that is barely surviving, hope is a precious commodity and nowhere is this better  expressed than in the optimism of those embracing a new kaupapa. Out of catharsis comes a  determination that things will not remain the same, that business as usual…

Steve Harrop and Bridget Ellis play at the Oamaru Early Settlers' Hall

Swingbridge Album Release – Early Settlers Hall, Oamaru

It was February 19th, 2021. A Friday night. Something was taking place.It was an album release. There was live, original music from a local act in a local venue.It was not a blue moon; it was Swingbridge’s album ‘The Garden’ played in its entirety at…