Swoop

Profile:
Australian funk pop band from Sydney entered the Australian music scene in 1993.

Formed by childhood friends Roland Kapferer (vocals) and Joshua Beagley (guitar), SWOOP took their hybrid of rock, rap, 1970s streetfunk and pop sensibility to the pubs, clubs, festivals and TV screens through the 1990s.

Nominated for a Best New Talent ARIA in 1995, SWOOP had mainstream commercial success with the release of their second album "The Woxo Principle".

In 1996, "Apple Eyes" was the highest played Australian song in the charts, and also reached No.3 in the highly competitive Japanese charts. In the same year, the song and video were nominated for an ARIA, as was "The Woxo Principle" for Album of the Year.

SWOOP toured Japan on the back of the chart success with Apple Eyes, and also had chart success in Indonesia before taking a long hiatus and re-emerging with a new lineup, a new single ("Blood Runs Hot") and a new album called "Be What You Is." Record company disagreements delayed the release of this album until early 1998, by which time SWOOP's momentum was lost. Frustrated by the album's lack of success and lack of record company support, most members of SWOOP moved on to new projects, including Professor Groove and The Booty Affair.
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Albums

A FREAKY 1 Swoop - Thriller album art Swoop Thriller (Album) Freakzone A FREAKY 1 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
TVD 93458, RMD 53458 Swoop - The Woxo Principle album art Swoop The Woxo Principle (Album) Mushroom, Mushroom TVD 93458, RMD 53458 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
MUSH33138.2 Swoop - Be What You Is album art Swoop Be What You Is(CD, Album) Mushroom MUSH33138.2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SPACE-002DJ Swoop - Jelly Funk album art Swoop Jelly Funk (Single) Freakzone SPACE-002DJ Australia 1992 Sell This Version
SPACE DJ-001 Swoop - Positivity's Groove album art Swoop Positivity's Groove (Single) Freakzone SPACE DJ-001 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
SPACE 003 CD Swoop - Everybody Loves The Sunshine album art Swoop Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Single) Freakzone SPACE 003 CD Australia 1993 Sell This Version
SPACE004DJ Swoop - Do It album art Swoop Do It(CD, EP, Promo) Freakzone, MDS SPACE004DJ Australia 1993 Sell This Version
SPACE 005CD Swoop - The Raw Funk Power EP album art Swoop The Raw Funk Power EP(CD, EP, Dig) Freakzone SPACE 005CD Australia 1993 Sell This Version
SPACE 007 CD Swoop - Neighbourhood Freak album art Swoop Neighbourhood Freak (EP, Single) Freakzone SPACE 007 CD Australia 1994 Sell This Version
SPACE 009 CD Swoop - Neighbourhood Freak - The Remixes album art Swoop Neighbourhood Freak - The Remixes(CD, EP) Freakzone SPACE 009 CD Australia 1994 Sell This Version
D1125 Swoop - Rock Dog album art Swoop Rock Dog (Single) Mushroom D1125 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
SWOOP 12.2 Swoop - Apple Eyes album art Swoop Apple Eyes (Single) Mushroom SWOOP 12.2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
PRD 96/6 Swoop - (It Could Happen) Any Day Now album art Swoop (It Could Happen) Any Day Now (Single) Mushroom PRD 96/6 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
BVCP-9213, 74321-36430-2 Swoop - (It Could Happen) Any Day Now album art Swoop (It Could Happen) Any Day Now(CD, EP, Promo) BMG, Mushroom BVCP-9213, 74321-36430-2 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
D1484 Swoop - Do That To Me (One More Time) album art Swoop Do That To Me (One More Time)(CD, Single) Mushroom D1484 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
MUSH01847.2 Swoop - Remedy album art Swoop Remedy (Single) Mushroom MUSH01847.2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
SWOOP 1 Swoop - Blood Runs Hot Remixes album art Swoop Blood Runs Hot Remixes(CD, Single, Promo) Mushroom SWOOP 1 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
MUSH 01745.2 Swoop - Blood Runs Hot album art Swoop Blood Runs Hot(CD, Single) Mushroom MUSH 01745.2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
VALR012 Swoop - Them Good Old Days album art Jared Marston & Swoop Jared Marston & Swoop - Them Good Old Days(Lathe, 12", 10", Single, Promo, TP) Valiant Records (6) VALR012 Australia 2018 Sell This Version
VALR012R Swoop - Them Good Old Days  album art Jared Marston & Swoop Jared Marston & Swoop - Them Good Old Days (4x12", Single, Promo, TP) Valiant Records (6) VALR012R Australia 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

ORANGE1002 Swoop - Freak Funk album art Swoop Freak Funk(CD, Comp) Orange Records (8) ORANGE1002 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

C1217 Swoop Apple Eyes(Cass, Cas) Mushroom Records Pty. Ltd. C1217 Unknown Sell This Version