The Sweeney

The Sweeney

During the 1980s Murray Torkildsen was a founding member of numerous bands in the Harlow area of Essex, including the popular underground group Real by Real. The band changed line up along the way with Murray always remaining as the core member, until they morphed at the beginning of the 90s into The Sweeney along with Adam Batterbee (Drums) and Sid (Bass). Torkildsen & Batterbee are also members of John Otway's 'Big Band'.
The Sweeney's debut single 'Shut Up!' was released in November 1995. Their second single 'Why?' earned a regular spot on John Peel's radio show in early 1996 and was voted into number nine on that year's Festive Fifty.
The Sweeney's debut album was 'Pop Gun'.
The group returned to the studio to record three further albums, 'Bingo', 'The Sweeney' and most recently '5'.


The Sweeney Discography Tracks


rrad 107 The Sweeney Pop Gun(CD, Album) Rotator rrad 107 UK 1996 Sell This Version
rrad 113 The Sweeney Bingo!(CD, Album) Rotator rrad 113 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RRAD 119 The Sweeney The Sweeney(CD, Album) Rotator RRAD 119 UK 2000 Sell This Version
rrad129 Murray Torkildsen & The Sweeney Murray Torkildsen & The Sweeney - 5(CD, Album) Rotator rrad129 UK 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

rrsv 104 The Sweeney Shut Up!(7", Single) Rotator rrsv 104 UK 1995 Sell This Version
rrsv 105 The Sweeney Why?(7", Single) Rotator rrsv 105 UK 1996 Sell This Version
rrsv 112 The Sweeney The Kazoo Song(7", Single) Rotator rrsv 112 UK 1997 Sell This Version
rrsv 111 The Sweeney Fish Face(7", Single, Ltd, Mer) Rotator rrsv 111 UK 1997 Sell This Version


RRAD124 The Sweeney ideal(CD, Comp) Rotator RRAD124 UK 2002 Sell This Version