Chris Swann is a musician, singer, songwriter and composer, best known as the lead vocalist and bassist for the power duo Egyptian Acid Rock and the bass player for Tom Curren a 3-time world champion surfer. Swann’s playing style on electric and acoustic bass is mixing slapping, strumming, whammy bar bends, finger picking.
A Washington, D.C. native, Swann first began playing go-go music, but when he was introduced to Led Zeppelin and Rush. Swann developed an affinity for rock and roll. Added to the list of genres, he dabbles in folk, R&B and funk, punk and surfrock.
Mighty Big Richard (MBR), Swann’s previous band, was rooted in high-energy funk rock. Swann has opened up for Jimmy Buffet, Switchfoot and Jason Mraz, and played bass with punk rock band Pennywise. In the process, he has traveled all over the United States playing renowned venues like The Fillmore and The Orpheum Theatre. Swann’s musical journey has also taken him to France, Norway, Brazil, Canada and Kenya.
When he’s not touring with the Tom Curren Band, or Egyptian Acid Rock, Swann is composing scores for TV, Film and extreme sports projects. Most notably, his music was featured Rip Curl’s surf documentary, The Search, and A Date with Anna, following tennis player Anna Kournikova’s calendar shoot in Mexico, distributed by Lionsgate and ESPN.
Music aside, Chris enjoys surfing, swimming, skydiving, rock climbing and riding his unicycle around San Diego, where he resides with his wife, Elaine.