Room of Love

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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 from Swingbridge’s 2021 album – The Garden. Video features Maddy… Continue reading Room of Love

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The Garden – Swingbridge Review by Amanda Mills

Photo by Chris Meech

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 and personal, while resonating on a universal level. Ellis’ songs… Continue reading The Garden – Swingbridge Review by Amanda Mills

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Swingbridge album product of 20 years

Photo by Ruby Heyward

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 Garden, the Oamaru musician known as Swingbridge released it last… Continue reading Swingbridge album product of 20 years

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The Garden – Swingbridge Review by Mike Moroney

Cover artwork Kakariki by Dave Kingan

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 is not an option, and that  we might build a… Continue reading The Garden – Swingbridge Review by Mike Moroney

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Swingbridge Album Release – Early Settlers Hall, Oamaru

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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 the Early Settlers Hall in Oamaru. Swingbridge is Bridget Ellis’… Continue reading Swingbridge Album Release – Early Settlers Hall, Oamaru

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