About The Heavy: The Heavy are Kelvin Swaby (lead vocals), Dan Taylor (guitar), Spencer Page (bass guitar) and Chris Ellul (drums). Taylor and Swaby became friends in 1998 when they bonded over vintage R&B music and Jim Jarmusch films and soon formed the band. The Heavy released two singles in the last half of 2007. “That Kind of Man”, the firsThe_Heavy_photo_credit_Andrew_de_Francescot single, was released on Don’t Touch Recordings and was mixed by Corin Dingley who was the original drummer and co producer of the first album before Ninja Tune discovered them and promptly signed the band, Swaby, Taylor and Dingley. The Heavy released their first album Great Vengeance and Furious Fire on September 2007 in the United Kingdom. On March 2008, the Heavy were named artist of the day in Spin. The band was also mentioned in the Rolling Stone Hot List in May 2008. They played at the 2008 South By Southwest music festival and collected one of the Best Discovery awards in Spin Magazine’s “Best and Worst of SXSW 2008″. The Heavy appeared on the 2009 album Johnny Cash Remixed with a version of “Doing My Time”. On October 2009 their second album The House That Dirt Built was released by Counter Records. The band’s third album The Glorious Dead was released on 2012 via Counter Records/Ninja Tune. The band undertook an extensive tour of the United States throughout August–September 2012. The band also had a string of European dates to support The Glorious Dead, in October–November 2012. On April 2016 The Heavy released their fourth album, Hurt & The Merciless. They play a mix of guitar-heavy neo soul and rock using crunchy guitar, funky horns, and raspy James Brown-like vocals. Their songs incorporate many different styles and their live performances are a dance-pure fun- experience.