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April 24-June 6, 2014: TOWER OF SONG “In City and In Forest” Album Release & Tour

In City and In ForestA Creative Tribute to Leonard Cohen by Tower of Song (Canadian Duo Glenna Garramone and Oliver Swain) Canadians and folks from all over the world cherish the songs of Leonard Cohen, and perhaps the most evident dedication of appreciation is through playing his songs. Covering Cohen’s works is a task not [...]

February 14-15, 2014: The 2nd Annual VICTORIA DJANGO FESTIVAL

The Spirit of Django’s Gypsy Jazz Be transported to the dance halls, opera houses and underground venues of the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, and revel in the musical splendor of the Paris tradition! Click Poster to Download Hi-Res The Victoria Django Festival is pleased to announce the second annual winter festival in Victoria, BC. [...]

July 25-August 18, 2013: OLIVER SWAIN’S BIG MACHINE Summer Tour featuring Jaron Freeman-Fox

Oliver Swain’s BIG MACHINE is an ever evolving musical contraption, the product of well known Folk-noir and Americana multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Swain. The BIG MACHINE has proven the talents of it’s members as well as an array of guests and collaborators over the past two years, and this summer is no exception. With a selection [...]

June 15-28, 2012: OLIVER SWAIN’S BIG MACHINE Working in Perfect Harmony

Oliver Swain takes his BIG MACHINE on Tour through BC and Alberta It’s been a while since Oliver Swain’s BIG MACHINE has hit the road, but here they come! A trio of tremendous musicians will be headed through the British Columbian interior with the prize of playing the renowned North Country Fair in their eyes, [...]

July 23-25, 2011: OLIVER SWAIN’S BIG MACHINE Rolls Into Vancouver, CBC, Urban Rush and More!

The Big Machine is coming to Vancouver!  Well, a smaller version of the Big Machine, namely a trio, consisting of Oliver Swain, Adrian Dolan and Quinn Bachand, which will be gracing Vancouver ears for a 3 days in July, both privately and publicly!  Ollie’s new album has enjoyed great popularity and gushing reviews this year [...]

June 4, 2011: OLIVER SWAIN’S BIG MACHINE Fires up in Victoria

The Big Machine is coming to town once again!  Folks seem to love going out to see Oliver Swain and his band perform, so if you’re in Victoria on June 4th, don’t miss this fantastic show!  Tight and impressive arrangements, visceral lyrics and undeniable stage chemistry between all the talented players, makes for an engaging [...]

RECAP: Oliver Swain’s “In a Big Machine” Debut

The February tour was a smashing success and the world is becoming highly aware of Oliver Swain and BIG MACHINE! The album is being played across Canada on radio, with special note to CBC, CKUA, CJSR, CJSW, CKXU, and CJAM.  It’s reached as far as The Netherlands, Australia, and has been spun on many a [...]

February 1-17 2011: OLIVER SWAIN Releases “In A Big Machine”! BC/AB Tour Dates

UPDATED: More shows added (Salmon Arm, Lethbridge) to Oliver’s western tour! You all waited patiently, and now you’ve waited long enough!  The solo debut from Oliver Swain is finally here!  With full backing band splendor, Oliver delivers his own music (plus a few traditional numbers and a killer cover tune) to the masses with ‘In [...]

November 11-13, 2010: OLIVER SWAIN’S BIG MACHINE

Victoria’s favorite, and Canada’s truly quintessential folk and traditional musician OLIVER SWAIN joins his new band BIG MACHINE in a series of pre-release shows on Vancouver Island (and Pender Island!) this November.  Anticipating the upcoming release of his solo debut; “In A Big Machine”, Oliver is demonstrating his new act to his hometown crowd, providing [...]


In preparation for his upcoming recording time, Victoria’s Oliver Swain is teaming up with his musical soul mate Jeremy Penner, to play a special show at Victoria’s premiere listening room, Hermann’s Jazz Club.  Jeremy is in town to record with Oliver on his very eagerly anticipated solo debut – coming in fall 2010!! ~ Click [...]

January 1, 2010: Newsletter

Its a new year for ModMay Promotions! 2010 sees exciting things happening for many a fabulous indie artist! Heather Blush and the Uppercuts will perform at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Billy Manzik will release his newest album “Alltogethernow” and ModMay will welcome new clients to be announced! Also due out this year are new releases [...]


OLIVER SWAIN and JEREMY PENNER roll their roots duo out across western Canada from Victoria to Winnipeg through the month, including a stop with their band Outlaw Social at the Canmore Folk Festival! Don’t miss these musical soul mates traditional and original roots stylings in a city near you! ~ Click HERE to read the Official [...]

May 6-15, 2009: OLIVER SWAIN

OLIVER SWAIN just can’t get enough of that prairie hospitality, so look for his solo show returning to Alberta venues in May. NEW DATE ADDED!! ~ Click HERE to read the Official Press Release

January 15-24, 2009: OLIVER SWAIN

OLIVER SWAIN returns to southern Alberta after a successful tour this fall. If you missed Ollie playing in October, or Outlaw Social at the Calgary & Edmonton folk festivals this year, don’t miss another opportunity to see this enigmatic and unique performer live!! ~ Click HERE to read the Official Press Release

October 22-30, 2008: OLIVER SWAIN

Victoria’s OLIVER REUBEN SWAIN from the WCMA nominated Outlaw Social is coming to Alberta for a solo tour playing dates between Calgary and Edmonton for the last part of October. Don’t miss your chance to see this emotive and talented musician perform a range of music from roots to jazz on upright bass, banjo and [...]

Oliver Swain ~

Oliver Swain ~ Oliver Swain is already a well known name in the North American folk music scene, and he’s always been a bit of a music geek, collecting old wax cylinder records as a teenager, and being the only kid in school who claimed Robert Johnson as his favorite musician, in a time [...]