Folk band formed in Whitechapel, London, UK in 1978 by Bill O'Toole from Sydney and Jon Swayne from Glastonbury, both students in London. The name Blowzabella is taken from an English jig "Blowzabella My Bouncing Doxie" ca. 17th century. The band feature hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and an array of acoustic instruments to produce a driving drone-based sound influenced by British and European traditional dance music. They have had numerous members over the years, with only Jon Swayne remaining constant throughout.

Blowzabella Discography


PLR 038 Blowzabella Blowzabella(LP, Album) Plant Life PLR 038 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PLR 051 Blowzabella In Colour(LP, Album) Plant Life PLR 051 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Blowzabella Bobbityshooty (Album) Plant Life UK 1984 Sell This Version
PLR 063 Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, Jon Gillaspie Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, Jon Gillaspie - Tam Lin(LP) Plant Life PLR 063 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Blowzabella The Blowzabella Wall Of Sound (Album) Plant Life UK 1986 Sell This Version
BZB01 Blowzabella The B To A Of Blowzabella (The Dance Tape)(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Blowzabella Self-Released) BZB01 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Blowzabella A Richer Dust (Album) Plant Life UK 1988 Sell This Version
Blowzabella Pingha Frenzy (Album) K.422 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Blowzabella Vanilla (Album) Special Delivery UK 1990 Sell This Version
0801082035627 Blowzabella Octomento(CD) Blowzabella 0801082035627 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Blowzabella Dance(CD, Album) Blowzabella none UK 2010 Sell This Version
BLOWZABELLA3 Blowzabella Strange News(CD, Album, Dig) Not On Label (Blowzabella Self-Released) BLOWZABELLA3 UK 2013 Sell This Version


OSMO CD001 Blowzabella Compilation(CD, Comp) Osmosys OSMO CD001 UK 1995 Sell This Version