Mitchell Creek Rock 'N' Blues Fest

Swamp Thing

Longtime John Butler Trio drummer (2003-2009) Michael Barker in 2010 formed two man Blues/Roots juggernaut Swamp Thing , recording two albums ‘ Balladeer ‘ and ‘ Primordium ‘ (with their third album ‘ Rumors & Lies ‘ for release in May 2017) with fellow Kiwi Grant Haua.

Swamp Thing’s energetic live performances are re-known for inspiring concert goers to dance and have fun while showcasing a wealth of musical experience and engaging their audience at all times.

Swamp Thing play every show like it is their last, making a sound that reaches far back into the musical DNA of roots music.

The ability of these two men to entertain and captivate an audience is testament to the dedication and passion Barker and Haua have for their music.