Swing Out Sister

Swing Out Sister are an English sophisti-pop combo from Manchester that issued four 1985/86 singles on Mercury that formed the basis of the 1987 album It’s Better to Travel. In 1989, the group released Kaleidoscope World on Fontana, followed by a third studio album and a live disc on the label in 1992/93. A return to Mercury yielded three discs during the second half of the ’90s, while a deal with Liberty/Universal spawned the millennium titles Somewhere Deep in the Night (2001) and Where Our Love Grows (2004).

Swing Out Sister was originally a trio consisting of vocalist Corinne Drewery, ex-A Certain Ratio keyboardist Andy Connell, and former Magazine/Chameleons drummer Martin Jackson, the last of whom left between the first and second albums.

Members: Corinne Drewery (vocals), Andy Connell (keyboards), Martin Jackson (drums, 1985-91)


  • It’s Better to Travel (1987)
  • Kaleidoscope World (1989)
  • Get in Touch With Yourself (1992)
  • Live at the Jazz Cafe (1993)
  • Living Return (1994)
  • Shapes and Patterns (1997)
  • Filth and Dreams (1999)
  • Somewhere Deep in the Night (2001)
  • Where Our Love Grows (2004)
  • Live (2005)
  • Beautiful Mess (2008)
  • Les étrangers (OST, 2009)
  • Private View (2010)
  • Almost Persuaded (2017)

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