The Fit Swimmers was originally conceived in early 2004 by Elton (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Jack (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys) and Sam Barendse (originally on Bass and Vocals, now fronting an up and coming originals band).
The Fit Swimmers play a wide variety of music ranging from the sweet melodies of Coldplay, the raw energy of Kings of Leon, the classics from icons such as Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Toto, and of course the standards from Cold Chisel, Bon Jovi and Clapton, to name but a few.
After a number of line-up changes during 2009, lots of hard work and months of focused preparation, the Swimmers have emerged as an exciting, professional act, and one that’s quickly developing a reputation for delivering musical performances of rare quality on the local circuit.
During 2010 the band took up a five month residence at a suburban pub to sharpen up the act. The second half of the year saw a dramatic increase in demand for the band on the corporate circuit with regular performances at The Burswood for some of Perth’s top functions. Some or the more notable events included The Amanda Young Foundation Annual Ball, The Royal Flying Doctor’s 75th Anniversary Ball and HMAS Tawoomba’s Christmas Party. The band closed out 2010 at the glittering 2010 Hopman Cup New Years Eve Ball entertaining 1,000 guests and sharing the stage with Australian music legends Ross Wilson, Russell Morris and Wilbur Wilde.
The first half of 2011 has seen the band focus on more corporate gigs and a recording session at the legendary Poons Head Studio in Fremantle (Lenny Kravitz, Eskimo Joe, Tame Impala) with producer Rob Grant. In addition to a busy schedule of corporate events already lined up for the remainder of 2011, the Swimmers are looking forward to playing a lot more pub gigs in the near future.