THE SWAGGER an original 4-piece indie-alt rock band from Hornsey, London UK. The band consists of two brothers Lee Stevens (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Paul Stevens (Guitar/Keys/Backing Vocals), Will O'Connell (Bass Guitar) & Gaet Allard (Drums). Originally starting off as a duo playing small London pubs/clubs as The Mad Hatters UK (March 2011-June 2011), The Swagger was born in July 2011. "The Swagger's music is modern rock with a catchy yet gritty aesthetic, combining melodic 60’s style harmonies and classic 90’s Britpop indie-alternative with a slice of punk attitude" Releasing 4 singles, Loaded Gun (2020), Chin Up Boy (2019) produced by Oliver McKiernan (Echobelly/James McCartney) Heart 'N' Soul (2018) Want It All (2018) produced by Mike Bennett (The Specials/The Fall). Also having the privilege of working with producer Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/Brian Jonestown Massacre) recording their debut EP at the famous Konk studios in North London owned by Ray & Dave Davies of The Kinks in 2016 receiving rave reviews from around the globe. Also touring the West Coast of America in 2019 playing shows in Las Vegas, LA, Long Beach, San Diego & Oceanside California and went down a treat gaining new fans and positive acclaim. Supporting bands such as Hurricane #1, Toploader, Space, Mark Morriss, Trampolene, Slydigs plus many more and gaining positive acclaim by John Power (Cast/The La's) at their Brixton Jamm show back in 2014 and selling out London's 02 Academy Islington and headlining The Cavern Club in Liverpool UK.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Freedom to express emotion, passion & drive. Music gives me power!

What is your music dream?

Tour the world and sell millions of records

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would bring British Guitar music back again to the official charts

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There's too many to choose from.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Oasis, The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks

What inspires you to make music?

The troubles & anxiety of life

What is the message you want to send with your music?

To never give up on your hopes & dreams and keep on fighting no matter how many people put you down the show must go on...

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I think unsigned bands/artists should have a chance to play on the big stage

What do you think of Drooble?

Ticks all the boxes for me and was very easy to use

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The lack of support from big labels, artists etc and how expensive it is to record an album or single.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

There is no local scene anymore as there's a community for all kinds of music these days

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Firstly you need great catchy songs. Secondly you need contacts Thirdly a good image

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Check out a Swedish Rock band called The Soundtrack of our Lives