photo: Michelle Levasseur
- Dana MacCabe: Vocals, Guitar
- Cole G Benjamin: Vocals, Saxophone
- Paul Wickerson: Guitar, Vocals
- Eric Roelofsen: Upright Bass, Vocals
- Brad Ondrovcik: Drums
Twin-Fin is high energy Swing, Rockabilly, Blues and Jazz but we just call it ‘Swingabilly’. Based in London, Ontario this 5 piece blazing band performs their original songs along with repertoire by Janis Martin, Louis Prima, Brian Setzer, and Tarantino soundtracks to keep the shows jumpin’…
Formed in 2011, the early days of Twin-Fin’s music garnered them over 3 million views with their song “Rocco Perri” that was chosen as the musical backdrop for the Cherry Dollface vintage curly hair tutorial:
2016 brought Twin-Fin rave reviews in local hometown London media, featured in the Scene, The London Yodeller and most notably the London Free Press in James Reaney’s annual Top Ten Local Sonic Gems feature. With nominations on CHRW Radio 94.9 for ‘Album of the Year’ (2016) and the prestigious Jack Richardson London Music Awards ‘Artist of the Year’ in the blues category (2016) and ‘Best Artist’ (2019), Twin-Fin is always revved up and ready to roll live.
Twin-Fin have been playing to sold out shows at the London Music Club, The Brass, Fitzrays, the Nite Owl and the infamous London Music Hall, as well as being favorites at the 2016 Home County Music and Art Festival.
Their shake it up, good time live performances have earned them opening spots for David Wilcox, Steve Strongman, Sue Foley and The Lincolns. They were the musical guests at the BIOSHOCK 2 Launch Party, and at packed Roller Derby events at Western Fair. They have been host at the Annual Hartman’s Classic Car Show and were proudly invited to play the 2nd Annual East End Rockabilly Riot and Rockabilly Shake UP #16 in Toronto. In addition they have played JUNOFEST 2019, Downtown London Dundas Place Grand Opening, 2019 London Foodfest, the 2022 Summer Market Lane Jazz Series, and the 2022 Wortley Gathering on the Green.
The band's first release, Whiskey Wine and Venom Love, features 10 original songs of gin-soaked deception, debauchery, and determination, including the bands #1 radio hits “Straight Six and Four on the Floor” which reached #1 in June on the Digital Radio Tracker Blues top 20 chart and the 1st single, “Jungle Room” has already received airplay on CBC Radio “Key of C” and in May 2016 reached #1 on the Digital Radio Tracker Jazz/R&B top 20 charts. It was #1 in the Jazz/R&B chart for 12 weeks.
In 2023 the band is writing and recording new material.....stay tuned!
“…equal parts R&B jump band’s honk & stroll, Duane Eddy and Harlem Nocturne…when MacCabe is singing the title song it sounds like ‘whiskey, wine and venom love’ which is just the brand of Rocket 88 fuel a Twin-Fin needs to smooth the bumpy ride of love” – James Reaney, London Free Press
“…don’t expect any of this to sound like anything you’ve ever heard. This is a wild, colorful patchwork of different sounds and styles – refreshingly smart and original.” — Rick Jamm, Jamsphere