Dianne Swann Profile

Amanda Mills
26 Oct 2013

Playing live to 85,000 people. Signing to two international labels. Recording with Radiohead. Having her song ‘Birthday’ chosen as NME single of the week. These are just some of the highlights of Dianne Swann’s career as a vocalist, songwriter, and performer. 

They are career highlights that most artists would sell their soul for. However, the karmic universe can be cruel, and these highs were balanced by crashing disillusionment with the London music scene; enough to sent Swann back home to successfully re-establish her career.

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Pink Flamingos 2009 - Dave McArtney with Dave Khan, Dianne Swann, Earl Robertson
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When The Cat's Away, Bowl of Brooklands, 1988. Margaret Urlich, Debbie Harwood, Dianne Swann.
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Setlist for The Julie Dolphin, Radiohead support, Portsmouth, 4 October 1994
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Dianne and Brett on the cover of NZ Musician, February/March 2013
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SJD, The Bads and Mulholland at The King's Arms, March 2014
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Dianne Swann, 1986
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Everything That Flies, 1986. L to R: Wayne Bell, Clive Sheridan, Peter Harrison, Dave Manning, Bruce Sheridan, Dianne Swann
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The Bads - California (2013)
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When The Cat's Away doing the 60s theme
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The Bads - Drop In The Ocean (2009)
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Dianne Swann with The Julie Dolphin, Bedford, UK, 1995
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Dianne Swann and Brett Adams
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Boom Boom Mancini, late 1990s, London
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Tim Finn with The Bads, September, 2013
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When The Cat's Away - Melting Pot (1988)
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Boom Boom Mancini - Brett Adams, Geoff Hayden, Dianne Swann, Nick Yeatman
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Everything That Flies - Bleeding Hearts (1985)
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The Bads - So Alive (2009)
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The Julie Dophin, London
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Dianne Swann - Something Good
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