Jack Swing is a Pittsburgh-based rock band that has moved relentlessly during its four years of playing together. The band’s upcoming EP, Get What’s Mine For You, is undoubtedly its strongest release yet, building on the band’s strong foundation while seeking new directions. It is safe to say the band has found its sound.
The band was formed in 2016 by Isaiah Ross (vocals/guitar), who used it as a way to come out of a dark place, focusing that energy into the music. Jack Swing would grow to become known for this energy of fire and perseverance, which finds itself on every release and stage the band has touched. Isaiah recorded The Cloud Cover EP (2016) with the help of drummer Conner Kaepelewski, and proceeded to team up with old friends Rowdy Kanarek (bass) and Jonathan Lightfoot (drums) to complete the line-up.
Over the following two years Swing began touring and gigging relentlessly, gaining a verified regional presence while honing the songs that would become the Supermoon EP. Upon release in 2019, Supermoon was quickly met with widespread acclaim, including extensive radio play, positive reviews and a premiere from AFROPUNK. The band rolled with this success in Pittsburgh the following summer, quickly becoming a regular feature at the Deutschtown, Picklesburgh and the Three Rivers Arts festivals.
Refusing to slow down, Swing went back to the studio to record it’s upcoming EP, Get What’s Mine For You. The leading single enjoyed radio play from every major radio station in Pittsburgh, the most notable of which being 102.5 WDVE, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and earned the band high praise as “the physical embodiment of rock n’ roll in 2020” from Big Takeover magazine.
Jack Swing has become a Pittsburgh staple and has no intention of stopping there. The band has had a productive quarantine and currently is in the final stages of editing its debut album, stepping into the future with a new lineup introducing Alex Nelson (drums), known for his thunderous stomp and impenetrable groove. As we eagerly wait for these releases, the band asks that you follow along on all social media sites and streaming services and join the Jack Swing mailing list to stay up-to-date on the latest news.