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Holly Stephey And Phil Swann ...Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars

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Phil Swann's  songs have been heard in television, film and have been recorded by numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Rodney Atkins, Kristen Garner and Lee Greenwood.

The prolific songsmith released his debut solo album Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars on May 24, 2011, a collection of smoky, moody original jazz songs. Tracks like “How Beautiful Is The Night” and “Slow Dance” showcase Swann’s warm vocals and cool, sophisticated vibe. “As a kid, I remember staying up late and watching the Dean Martin show,”

No stranger to the theatrical stage, Phil Swann is the composer of the new jazz-musical, Play It Cool, slated to debut Off-Broadway on September 13, 2011.  Swann is also the composer of The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet - nominated for three Jeffrey Joseph Awards including Best New Musical and, DeLEARious, 2009 Garland Award winner for Best New Score.  Other musicals , In A Booth at Chasen’s, Trombone, Neil Simon’s, Fools, The Musical, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and It Had To Be You - a musical based on the life and songs of the famed lyricist, Gus Kahn.

As a staff songwriter and producer for DreamWorks, Swann’s production credits include: Helen Slater, Laura Hall, Kelly McCleod, Roberta Duchak, Dave Aguallo, Dan Nahmod, Jennifer Capelo, Adrina Thorpe, Shannon Haley and Greg Rowles.

 

In addition to his musical pursuits, Swann is also the author of the mystery-suspense thriller, The Mozart Conspiracy, his first novel.  

 

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