Gondola | The catholics

The catholics

“The sound is big and the effects gorgeous – a beautiful release”


Lloyd Swanton leader, bass
Sandy Evans soprano and tenor saxophone
James Greening trombone, pocket trumpet
Jon Pease electric guitar
Fabian Hevia percussion, acoustic guitar
Bruce Reid national steel guitar, dobro, lap steel guitar
Hamish Stuart drums, hand whistling

The catholics’ fifth album; unique in their catalogue.

Although The catholics are best known for their winsome blend of worldbeat grooves and hard jazz blowing, every album up to this point had included at least one ‘atmospheric’ track.

With Gondola, bandleader Lloyd Swanton decided to compose an entire album in that vein.

“Beautifully atmospheric”

Listen  on Bandcamp