About Swingabella

Swingabella is a close-harmony vocal trio bringing back the sassy sound of the 30's, and 40's - the Swing era. We love the intimate and intricate harmonies of the Andrews Sisters in the 40's and the Boswells Sisters before them. Nothing conjures up the image of that era quite like the jaunty Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree and the ever-popular In The Mood coquettishly sung by three broads in victory rolls and T-bar shoes!

Siobhan Pettit

She has established a unique reputation in Ireland as a talented jazz singer and respected session vocalist. She has recorded and performed with many international artists such as Brian Kennedy, Van Morrison, Michael Bolton, Leo Sayer, Michael Ball, Colm Wilkinson - live, for TV and on albums. Originally from Tipperary, Siobhán now lives in Belfast and has recorded two albums to date, her most recent having vaulted her to a top position in the album charts in S.E. Asia. Siobhan teaches vocals in the University Of Ulster and performs with her jazz ensembles, the 9-piece swing band Nightswing and the 17-piece Nightswing Big Band.

Áine Whelan

She has recorded and performed all over the world with manydifferent artists including Van Morrison, Brian Kennedy and Sharon Corr.Comfortable in any style, she is renowned for her vocal arrangements and performances for many BBC and RTE television series. Áine was nominated for Tatler Magazine's Irish Woman of The Year Award for her solo album 'Between The Moon and Mercury'. She was also featured in a Canadian Drama which premiered at The Cannes Film Festival in 2005.Áine is head of vocal studies at The Cork City Music College.

Karen Hamill

She played the lead role in the longest running version of Blood Brothers in The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. This was followed by a 20 year on-off stint doing backing vocals all over the world and on a number of albums with Van Morrison. Karen has also sung with numerous artists including Brian Kennedy and Sharon Corr. She is now based in Dublin and is a regular backing singer on the Late Late Show on RTE. Karen sang at both the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics in 2003 and also the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. Karen's voice can also be heard on many TV and radio adverts.

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