Originating from Glasgow, John Swan has been on the Australian music scene since he was 14 years old. He has become part of this country’s musical backbone playing first as a drummer, then as a singer with many of the country's' top rock and roll outfits.
In 1978 he released his first album “Into The Night” with WEA Records. Swanee’s first major chart success was a great rendition of Tim Hardin’s “If I Were A Carpenter” from the album “This Time It’s Different”. Success with the next 2 singles from the album immediately followed. “Lady What’s Your Name” and “Temporary Heartache” both screamed straight up the charts.
In 1985, Party Boy Paul Christie was considering a new front man and he needed, by his admission, “the best rock ‘n’ roll voice in the country”. John Swan was asked …………he accepted.
Along came the Party Boys self titled album which went number one in 3 weeks thanks to the success of the number one single “He’s Gonna Step On You Again” and two top 10 hits “Hold Your Head"