The Swallows may appear just like the name of the band however in truth, the Swallows is merely a labor of love in one man, Glenn Milchem. A minimum of that’s how it began. Milchem released his original materials beneath the name from the Swallows while he was still drumming for Blue Rodeo, a country-rock clothing away from Canada. While he’s pleased with his function in Blue Rodeo and it’s really a gig which has helped him settle the bills since 1991 while he boosts two kids, the music he information because the Swallows may be the music of his center. Electric guitar playing and performing had been longtime goals for Milchem, however they weren’t stuff he sensed totally confident carrying out, specifically in light of the less-than-successful solo discharge, Acting Organic, which he released on cassette in 1986. At that time, he was dealing with the rings Whitenoise and Essential Sines. In the next years, the imagine singing, playing electric guitar, and executing his own music never still left him. It had taken 11 years, but Milchem upset his nerve and had taken the very first tentative techniques toward his imagine making his very own music when he began another task, Turning Blue, in 1997 and launching it 2 yrs later. It had been Milchem’s project completely and showcased his skill on a number of equipment. Lending a hands had been Anne Bourne, who sings and takes on the cello, and Ian Blurton, who takes on guitar. By enough time from the Swallows’ eponymous second launch in 2000, Milchem experienced pulled collectively a music group to record and play live gigs beneath the Swallows’ name. Furthermore to innovator Milchem, the music group includes guitarist Clive MacNutt, bassist John Borra, and drummer Randy Curnew. Milchem, while carrying on his responsibilities with Blue Rodeo, also performs with John Milchem, his twin, in an organization known as Starvin’ Hungry. Before, he spent some time working with such rings as Blurtonia and Big Sugars, amongst others. The ’80s had been spent in Toronto clothes such as for example Plasterscene Reproductions, Groovy Religion, as well as the Garbagemen. Milchem was eight yrs . old when he 1st picked up a couple of drum sticks, and he possessed a drum package within 2 yrs. He was asked to test for Blue Rodeo past due in 1991, when he required over for Cleave Anderson.