Blasting out of Sydney, Swivelhead mix a heady cocktail of melodic hooks in their rock tunes and guitar player/ singer/ riff writer Melissa Perry lays it all on the line with lyrics about betrayal, love, obsession, denial all wrapped up in issues about friends, family and life. This frontwoman is not afraid to delve into the dark and Swivelhead's songs are filled with edgy guitar riffs and thumping groove.
Swivelhead started their journey in 2003 when Melissa Perry and Clinton Harn (drums) joined forces & built a recording studio to live in.
When it came time to write a full length album, Melissa Perry & Clinton Harn worked around the clock writing a large volume of songs which Clinton engineered the album himself. The result is a stadium sound like Audioslave mixed with the brooding of Tea Party with the guitar stylings of Jimi Hendrix.
Swivelhead are all about strong riffs. Melissa cut her teeth on guitar and vocal skills at festivals and talent quests throughout New South Wales and Queensland, winning a swag of junior championships since the age of 8. She studied guitar at Southern Cross University in Lismore for three years with guitar legend, Jim Kelly (Cross Fire), dreaming of becoming a lead guitarist like Eric Clapton & Jimi Hendrix.
Clinton Harn brings his own swag of drumming experience to the band having played with The Myall High Club, Steve Edmonds, Charlton Hill, Candice Alley, Heval and The Noll Brothers, appearing at the ARIA awards and various TV programs such as Rove,The Footy Show and many more.
Swivelhead are ready to rock their debut album onto stages all over the world.