Changing the world through music and dance

Entertainment makes people happy. Music makes the people come together. The Swan Love collective starts here. Watch it grow as we discover more talented Swans to add to our network of creatives from around Yorkshire.

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Angelo Mazzeo

Angelo Mazzeo

Maz is the founder and inspiration behind Swan Love and has more than 10 years' events experience. Originally from Cornwall Maz was renown for his charitable parties raising money for organisations such as Campaign Against the Arms Trade with his night The Seaside Tribe. During the summer of 2013 he read Trueman Capote's 'Party of the Century', this book inspired him to party again and Swan Love was born. Maz is a true connecter, bringing people together and likes to know everyone. At the end of 2013 he discovered the power of social media and now everyone can be a potential connection!

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David Frazier

David Frazier

Dave has been part of Swan Love since it's conception and is part of the steering group and a proud key sponsor. Dangerous, as he's fondly known as at Swan Towers, is the digital marketing guru who loves his gadgets and wishes Maz would swap his Nokia 3310 for an iPhone.

When he's not swanning around he's creating avalanches as the busy Managing Director of Snowball Digital.

Danielle Lindley

Danielle Lindley

Sat in a sun drenched beer garden in 2013, Danni helped to inspire and encourage Maz into making their conversations of an events business a reality. Danni is part of the steering group bringing her love and passion for getting people together through events and parties. She has eight years' experience in PR and is a keen photographer, loving nothing more than wandering around the streets of Leeds capturing it's beauty and diversity.

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Lucy Hartland-Mann

Lucy Hartland-Mann

I trained with a scholarship at the The Liverpool institute for performing arts specialising in dance. I now teach dance, circus and street arts in a variety of educational settings and extra curriculum settings.

Whist always doing dance I have been brought up around circus and street arts. I have developed my own acts and skills to be an all round multi skilled performer. From hooping to stilts, fire to led, angle grinding to balloon popping shows, the list goes on.

I pride what I do and I have carved a pathway in which I now lead my career within the arts and entertainment industry as a teacher, performer and agent.

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Melissa Greenhough

Melissa Greenhough

I am a professional dancer/aerialist and have performed all over the world and have recently settled in Leeds. I have a hoop and a silk routine please feel free to check out my website and video footage.

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Scarlet Butterfly

Scarlet Butterfly

Scarlet Butterfly is an experienced aerial dance performer based in West Yorkshire and specialising in acrobatic, cirque style pole dance. She is passionate about dance and believes attention to detail is everything in a performance. She is influenced by butterflies, and all things mythical and magical. To this end she creates visually stunning pole art that incorporates dazzling fantasy, faery, gothic, steampunk and butterfly inspired costumes, plus the use of fan veils and other interesting things! Her acts are exciting, unpredictable and offer high entertainment value. More recently she has begun combining her pole art with burlesque and in early 2014 was nominated for the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival newcomer???s competition.

Izzy

Izzy

Izzy is a Leeds based dancer, writer, maker and poet. Currently in the final year of her degree at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, she enjoys making magical worlds out of movement and words! Her most recent creation 'how to build a boat' has been performed at various platforms in the North.

Izzy also writes and reviews for various websites, and performs poetry at open mics and festivals, both alone and alongside fellow dancing-poet Marianne Tuckman. Eccentric and imaginative; this unlikely duo are now working on a unique cross-arts collaboration with acapella vocal duo Devil Makes Three.

Ruby Paul

Ruby Paul

Ruby Paul loved to sing from an early age - standing in a corner to perform to anyone who would listen. However, her childhood dream was to play the harp.

After selling her viola and graduating with a Music Degree from York University, Ruby invested in a 31 string harp and after a stint of busking, she played folk clubs and festivals. Ruby now has two new harps: a 34 string Clarsach, and a large glossy Black Camac Pedal Harp, her pride and joy.

Ruby has produced three albums with her own material and performed at International Harp Festivals, at The Edinburgh Festival and BBC Look North. With a wide repertoire encompassing Classical, Pop and Folk, Ruby's passion is to mould her own unique arrangements of songs old and new and to create new music.

DJ Timbo

DJ Timbo

The man they call timbo justly deserves every accolade he's given for the richness of his musical diversity. A quality DJ listens to the crowd, providing a selection of tunes to entertain and enhance the ambience of the night, & together we embark on a sweet journey, an emotional rollercoaster of dancing, flirting, laughing, loving and lighting up our souls. He can funk, he can soul, he can groove, he can swing, he can stomp.

He can play beautiful uplifting love music that brings lovers together, or so deep down n dirty his tunes scare his mum.

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Alexandra Parker

Alexandra Parker

Alexandra began playing at weddings quite a few years ago now and the feeling was indescribable. The first time she played at a wedding she was 14 years old and absolutely loved it! She recalls playing 'Perfect Moment' as the bride stepped out of the wedding car. When she heard the music, in that moment Alexandra saw a tear of the purest happiness imaginable. It was her day and she had helped to make it the most wonderful memory. She felt so amazing to have touched someone that much. From that moment, she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

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Saxophone Stew

Saxophone Stew

Stewart's energy, charisma and live improvised sax style has generated mounting interest resulting in performances with multi-talented DJ collectives such as, Bugz in the Attic, MC Tukka Yoot from the 90's jazz/hip-hop fusion collective US3 and Mercury Music Prize nominee and UK hip hop talent Ty. His radio appearances include BBC Radio 3.

No stranger to the club scene Stew has appeared at a number of high profile club nights in London including Pacha, the Southbank and Heat (Brixton). He was sponsored by Quicksilver to perform at the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships in Switzerland and like any true music lover has played at various festivals in Croatia, Greece, and San Francisco to name a few.

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Courtenay Probert

Courtenay Probert

Courtenay Probert is a technologist with a passion for Music and Single Malt Whisky. When he's not hacking code, may find him: playing Tennor Sax for the Spirit of Boogie; playing Double Bass for his local Ceilidh band or playing Guitar, Mouthorgan, Chalumeau, Vibraslap or Squeaky Chicken for The Thursday Night Music Club.

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Rachael Howarth

Rachael Howarth

My Name is Rachael Howarth I am fully trained in all kinds of multiskill entertainment. I am also currently training in hoop aerial. I have many contacts in the industry if you would like anything in the future for your events. I provide different costumes to suit your event and can provide as many girls as you would like with all round skills.

DJ JD

DJ JD

JD started djing on moving to Leeds in 2001, discovering the tough funky house vibe that is still part of the city's heartbeat today. Renowned for his all night sets, JD rocks parties from dusk till dawn, with a heady mix of balearic beats, rolling basslines, teasing vocals and roof ripping tunes. Irresistable House music with a tough, electro edge.

Sophie Morris

Sophie Morris

Sophie Morris is a highly skilled and experienced performer, with a degree in Dance and Aerial Performance. Sophie is an aerial performer, fluent in the art of Silks, Hoop, Trapeze, Net and Harness work. Sophie has worked with companies such as Upswing Aerial, Wired Aerial Theatre and Video Ink. Sophie is also a classically trained dancer, Stilt Walker, Fire Artist and Sparx Performer. Sophie has her own agency Vertigo Aerial Arts as well as working with other big agencies such as Area51, Evolve and Invasion. Sophie's aerial act is dynamic and dramatic but at the same displaying elegant positions and fluid transitions. Sophie can perform set routines, freestyle or create specific work if requested.

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Arran Kent

Arran Kent

Arran is a young up and coming saxophonist based in Leeds. He has been playing in bars & clubs across the UK for the last five years and has developed an excellent reputation. His jazz funk style enables him to play twisted lines and melodies making the most of any house track to date!

Jay George

Jay George

Jay has been studying and performing magic for over twenty years, ever since discovering a collection of dusty, forgotten books of secrets hidden away in the corner of the local library. Since then, Jay has specialised in bringing the magical experience into the hands of his audiences, allowing everyone to take part and feel the wonder.

A firm believer that magic can gladden even the most jadest of souls, Jay's brand of devious trickery is a journey for the eyes and the mind.

Wee Magic Al

Wee Magic Al

I have been interested in magic since a young age; my parents bought me my first magic set when I was five. I first came to Leeds in 1998 to study music at the Leeds College of Music. After graduation and performing magic to my friends, I decided to proceed professionally. That was almost ten years ago. It's an interesting and challenging profession; a lot of my bookings are by word of mouth which is very satisfying and a testament to my skill. I have been asked by the Peterborough Society to lecture at their Convention this year.

Ruth McNulty

Ruth McNulty

I first studied at Colchester Institute for an FDA in Musical Theatre and at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. I am about to finish my third and final year on the BPA (Hons) degree course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, where I have had the privilege to work with a variety of choreographers and artistic directors. To further my knowledge in dance, I am currently exploring the integration of dance across art forms, through physical theatre and my own choreography.

Maud

Maud

I am currently a student at NSCD, completing my final year of the BPA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance. Originally from Belgium, I started my professional dance training at the age of 15 in Liege. I have always wanted to become an artist and aim to by pursuing and exploring different artistic disciplines. I trained in drama and music, and developed a real interest for drawing, photography and opera. I am laureate from Concerts Permanents in interpretation section Drama awarded by the city of Liege, Belgium in 2010. I have worked with several choreographers and artistic directors such as Mady Urbain, Angus Balbernie, Hagit Bar, Rod Dixon and Izzy Britain. I aim to work nationally and internationally, continuing to develop as a dance artist with a specific interest in choreography and physical theatre.

DJ Cat

DJ Cat

Cat is an up and coming DJ based in Leeds. Her open ear for music means she has a diverse taste and loves to surprise her audience with new music and unexpected drops. Cat has been playing across Leeds for the last year and is fast making a name for herself. Expect tasty house vibes with heavy basslines, sweet piano sounds and soulful grooves.

MisSentice

MisSentice

Enjoying the theatre and performing from a young age, MisSentice made her Burlesque debut in 2013. A degree student, studying Contemporary Performance and in her final year she has been credited for acting in several short films & has performed in a variety of theatre shows. A keen promoter of the Arts, MisSentice also works voluntarily within the community to encouraging the exploration of drama as a device for learning and gaining confidence.

Bernadette Byrne

Bernadette Byrne

Irish harpist Bernadette Byrne (known as Berni) is regarded as one of the UK's leading Irish harpists specialising in lever harp and the playing of music in the oral tradition.

Berni plays for weddings and special occasions. Her repertoire includes traditional wedding pieces, Irish joyful music, and offers a range of complementary music from modern to traditional.

"Berni plays exquisitely and with great style on the Irish harp. Whatever the event the sound of the Irish harp carries within itself every sweet mood and sensibility" Joe Sheeran

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Suzy Valentine

Suzy Valentine

Show girl specializing In pole and burlesque. Internationally published glamour, pin up and alternative model.