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December 16, 2012

you guys were awesome at the 8th Night of Chanukah last night -- put me on your mailing list, and I hope you'll be back in SF soon. Also want to tell my daughter in brooklyn to make sure to catch you.

Verna Gillis

September 8, 2012

Original - great musicians; great sound - best new music I've heard in a long time.

Eske Aller

July 10, 2012

Thank you for your amazing performance at Roskilde Festival!


July 1, 2012

I saw you guys at the Montreal jazz fest last night and thought you were fantastic. Musically interesting, and danceable too! Keep up the good work.

Lori (AH Crew)

June 28, 2012

I have been transported to other worlds before but nothing quite like this - your concert in Vancouver was STUNNING and fantastic - I am thrilled to have seen you and met you all and loving the new CD. Even more fun enjoying the show with Michael - please get in touch if you're ever in Vancouver again and would like helpful tourist advice! CHEERS!


April 21, 2012

Thank You for the great concert and the meeting. I was delighted - you could see it. I hope there will be one more occasion to see you in Poland.
Marcin, from cinema in Warsaw.

Tina Hackbarth

April 4, 2012

Simply amazing!!! Love it!

Dulce Estrada

March 31, 2012

I have recently discovered The Sway Machinery and decided to give the EP a listen... I loved every single song on it!! You guys are amazing!! I hope to see the band live one of these days! :D

Jennie Spector

March 26, 2012

Please add me to your e-mail list.

Pam Baragwanath

March 2, 2012

From the drummer's first note you blasted us out of our normal lives and made us listen like mad - and we did -listen to every note you all played and sang. And it was magic, and big and awesome, so Thank You!.
Alvaro's Grandmother.


February 29, 2012

saw you at the Speigel Tent (in Australia).
best live show i have seen in so long. i was mesmerised.
changed my life and music. i got home and couldn't sleep for 2 days after.
you have to come back one day?
you should be 20 times more famous, maybe 20 years after you're dead?

christian fink

February 11, 2012

you are awesome, keep it up.

dave zahniser

February 8, 2012

Looking very much forward to having Sway Machinery play in Seattle again - we miss you!


August 27, 2011

You all are amazing. I had an awesome time @ the Lazy Dog - I hope to be seeing you at many future shows.


July 19, 2011

LOVE what you guys are doing, much success!

Robert Salmon

April 20, 2011

Good to see you still out there old friend. Still roll'n Sampson cigarettes?


March 9, 2011

just received your new album - it is a really beautiful, poetic and evocative piece of work. all good things. kol hacavod

Brett Bickley

March 8, 2011

Holy shnikeys! You guys kill it. Just sent links to your stuff to my father in law and 2 brothers in law. Dad's a rabbi, one of the bros in law is a rabbi and the other is a cantor.

My dream is to make it to the Festival In The Desert before I die.

Can't wait to hear the new album.

Brett Bickley
King Rhino Concerts
New Jersey

Allison Robertson

February 8, 2011

I just finished the NPR interview! Love your music! I can't wait to share it w/ my Sunday School kids!

Joe Luis Cedillo

February 6, 2011

Great interview on ATC. It was great listening to your band's history and what goes into creating your distinctive sound. And thanks so much for having samples readily available on your site. Looking forward to purchasing your upcoming album.

Liz Sargeant

February 5, 2011

Heard about you earlier this evening on NPR and love the sound and history of your music. Hope to see live some time soon.

Matt Silver

February 5, 2011


I heard about you guys today on NPR.

Any plans to be in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami in the near future?

- Matt

robert eadie

February 5, 2011

I just heard you guys on npr I love your sound thanks for creating beautiful music


December 14, 2010

A group of games is Mimicry encountered. In their innocence, children long story parodies and church clothes, suggestion denoting syncretism game: "Then he phrase a one-one outfit in the back and a paper hat on his the man and sing aliluiia and Lord have planned pity, divine catch fish you into public notice of the house.

Channah Katz

September 8, 2010

L'Shanah Tovah! i really like your sound and your concept.


July 21, 2010

Killer show @ Neumo's - I love your sharp edged sound and those heavy lyrics! Great to meet you after, too - I'm bummed you don't live here, I need some folks to rock out groovy Balkan dance music with on violin! Put me on your e-mail list, I'd love to catch your show next time you're here.

jacob elias

July 20, 2010

amazing set in portland, I would love to hear more, hear all!

li sumpter

July 17, 2010

saw u guys at the echoplex last night in LA....amazing! i'm moving back to the east coast so please keep me posted on gigs in nyc/philly...really dig your style...grooves are happily familiar yet possess an original funkdafied flare with a gritty but ethereal that possible in one ear-full? either way, i'm a FAN. hope to witness the machinery in action again soon!

Bill Heffley

July 15, 2010

Thank you for a great show in San Diego.


July 8, 2010

saw you last year in Krakow, still under great impression of you music and prophet-like speeches

all the best

Paul L.

June 9, 2010

Heard about you on NPR about your gig in Mali! Y'all have a great sound! I'mma have to cop me a CD.

Greetings from Maryland.

Mohamed Omar

April 24, 2010

I saw you at FAD. Brilliant performance, that not only entertains but also bridges cultural and religious gaps. Exactly what we need in these crazy times. Thanks a lot!

Mohamed Omar

April 24, 2010

I saw you at the FAD. Brilliant performance that not only entertains but also bridges cultural and religious gaps. Exactly what we need in these crazy times! Thanks a lot and all the best!


February 2, 2010

We were also at the last festival au desert. We enjoyed very much your performance, really outstanding. Thank you!!! Paola and Mirco (Italy)

brian green

January 17, 2010

Thank you for festival au desert , what about coming to south africa ,your passion for your craft,love and art are are so convincingly deep. Timbuktu was worth it because you were there. Thank you ! Please come down , we are far away but i a sure we can get an all expenses paid experience. All famille Greens best wishes.So nice chatting to you Bogie and Jordan ,never realised until i logged on as to who you really were.
best brian

Rob Gati

December 15, 2009

Just bought your new album and am really enjoying it. I love the intense energy. Please let me know when you'll be in Boston.

andrea ratner

December 15, 2009

add me to your mailing list for future concerts!


November 24, 2009

loved it =)
and come to mexico!


November 22, 2009

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

Susan Sophie Lawrence

September 9, 2009

Elul hineini!


August 29, 2009

Great job on the Holy Land Hardball film.

Jenny Romaine

August 25, 2009

You were FABULOUS in the Mazel Tov Mis Amigos situation. Thank you so much.


August 5, 2009

Saw you at Union Pool last night. Hadn't heard of you before, what a treat! You guys are incredible. I jumping off to itunes now to buy your insanely great, inventive music. Thanks.


July 20, 2009

Hey, saw you in Krakow- first during the Jazz Klez, then the Shalom. You're incredible- a big "thank you" for proving that music still can be a great mystic moving force, and for taking the absolute best of two seemingly different worlds of sacral and rock? alternative? music. I hope to see you again next year, this time fully prepared for this unusual experiendce, but excited all the same:)


July 12, 2009

There is fairest group in the world Sway Machinery .Concert in crakow - great event


July 8, 2009

I am under great impression.
You hit in my heart .
great thanks


July 8, 2009

Went to your concert last evening not knowing your music; left deeply touched and excited by your group's spirit and talent. As a gentile living in the East Village, it makes me happy to know that these rich musical and cultural traditions continue to blossom in new ways.


July 5, 2009

There were a amazing parformance at Krakow's Jewish Festival in Poland. Really enjoyed it. Extraordinary show, not so Jewish, not so psychodelia, not so progressive. Excellet mix. Thanks


July 5, 2009

Thank U for great show in Kasimir, Krakow! ;-) see U soon here in Poland!

Peter Soderstrom

July 5, 2009

Saw you in Krakow.....great!
Would be interesting to see you att other folk/rock european fesivals.


June 8, 2009

We really enjoyed your concert last night at the DCJCC. Especially after Jordan was kind enough to bring us ear plugs! Loved the music but these old ears just couldn't handle the volume. Great to see the exciting collaborations of the next generations. Thanks.


April 19, 2009

Dear Friends, a little 9-year old girl is crying out for our help. Olga is sick with cancer and urgently needs 100,000 Euro for bone marrow transplantation. Her parents do not have this money, but hope that kind and mercifull people somewhere in the world still exist.

In order to continue her life, a little 9-year old Ukrainian girl Olga Netyukhailo desperately and urgently needs your help.

Olga was diagnosed Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (blood cancer) and currently needs 100 000 Euros for bone marrow transplantation from unrelated donor.

This type of surgery cannot be made in Ukraine, therefore, Olga's parents brought a girl to Israel. Olga is hospitalized in "Hadassah" hospital (Jerusalem) and is staying there since December 2008. During these 3 month girl has been prepared for surgery - getting chemotherapy and waited for remission. But in addition to cancer, it was discovered that Olga's lungs are infected with fungus, which makes the treatment more complicated.


April 10, 2009

Hi, I've Just bought you LP ! Thanks, that's a great and moving piece of music. Waiting for a live date in Paris... Best, Nic


April 6, 2009

Currently checking info & links to announce your new album on cult website

albert ceva

April 4, 2009

I saw your band at the world financial center tribute concert toJohnny Cash tribute. Your choice of instruments was interesting and sounded great! Your band reminded me of the 1980's band "Pigbag" because of the, to me, quirky rhythm shifts in both bands. That's a compliment! Do you have any CD's available yet?


April 3, 2009

You guys were amazing last night. First time I have heard of you and your music blew me away that I had to buy your cd. I cant wait until the next time you guys are back in town!


April 3, 2009

Show absolutely ROCKED in Boston Wednesday night! Too bad Brian wasn't there, but, well, just no words! AWESOME!


March 13, 2009

Purim Rocked!!!


March 11, 2009

I just gave a listen and I'm really sorry I didn't see you men perfom live. Thanks for the C.D. It's a definite that I'll be at your next City gig.


September 30, 2008

Oh man, you guys were incredible tonight! The music you're playing is fantastic, I only wish there had been more space so everyone could dance!

Linda ( Leah) Rice-Mandigo

September 30, 2008

Wow! I used to live very near where your performance will be tonight and now I am in the country 2 hours north. But I am loving your music from here, believe me. Just discovered you erev yom tov! How cool is that!

steven tatar

September 23, 2008

cool grooves!

Rochel Urist

August 23, 2008

My son, Joshua Urist, introduced me to the world of Jeremiah Lockwood and Sway Machinery. I was blown away by what I saw and heard. JL has fulfilled his stated intention (in his project description for his 6 Points Fellowship) to revive and revitalize cantorial music, and he has done so in breathtaking fashion. It's great that there is mainstream support for Jeremiah Lockwood's talent and vision. I'm thrilled that I got to hear him and his group live in Prospect Park in the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival. I was already invested in the group, since Josh's friends include Sway Machinery's Stuart Bogie and Colin Stetson, buddies from Michigan, but Jeremiah Lockwood's soulful transformation of cantorial music mesmerized me. -Rochel

bekah shaia

May 4, 2008

you guys can't wander on over to new haven, can ya?

Seth Cohn

January 17, 2008

I saw the Sway Machine in Williamsburg and was incredibly impressed. Not only did the band give me one of the best concerts I have ever seen, but they are something new - something you don't see everyday. Every member of this band makes the music - but especially the drummer who gives such a fresh style to a what I consider a boring part but essential part of the band.


October 21, 2007

I would like to buy the dvd, where can I get one? :)

Mingus Waits

September 19, 2007

I heard your stuff on the Mendy DVD. It is incredible!! I am not Jewish but I have loved all the Jewish music I have heard and I am putting yours up around the top!!


August 17, 2007

It's not the age it's the mentality. I'll be there for Rosh HaShannah. Can't imagine a better way to bring in the new year!


August 3, 2007

when are you guys coming to the san francisco bay area?


March 20, 2007

I saw you in Houston 3/14/07 and I loved the music. Terrible audience though - I need to see you guys when more than 5% of the audience is younger than 50.

Bill Harris

November 20, 2006

Hey Tomer
Great playing with you this weekend! I look forward to doing it again soon.
check me out at:


November 18, 2006


Robin L

August 31, 2006

Loved you at LimmudFest! Inextricable music. Thank you and hope to see you in England again soon!


August 26, 2006

Hi, we saw you yesterday too outside the Oxford Circus tube station and were fascinated by your music! Today we are back home in Austria and I am listening to your CD. Hope to hear more from you soon!

adam s

August 25, 2006

G'day fellas
Saw you outside Oxford Circus tube station in London last night. Incredible music, I was unable to walk away and bought your CD. Will definitely keep a look out for your music in the future!
Come back to England soon!


August 24, 2006


Incredible gig chaps... Keep up the great work.


Stuart Bogie

June 7, 2006

Heeeeeere we go!!!!!!!!!


April 24, 2006

Hi,and how does one buy the music on the website? Is it available yet?


April 18, 2006


Amir z

April 17, 2006