Where Good times &
Great tunes collide...

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Swain's World is the joyous conglomeration of members from Slick Vinyl, Stereo Blitz, and This Ain't LA.  Under the watchful direction of Mr. Shawn Swain himself, Swain's World is ready to perform at any venue, corporate event, or private party - inside or out - night or day - rain or shine. We bring the party with us (and the lights...the PA...and usually party favors, too) as live music for any occasion!

Swain's World brings to you a Variety of music including acoustic, classic rock and new rock, 80’s pop, dance music, blues, funk and a little country. If you would like more information about our set list, or any other information please contact us by clicking here.

Swain's World Members

Suzanne Randall - lead vocals

Shawn Swain - bass, vocals

Steve Costa - guitar, lead vocals

Charlie Van - drums, vocals, extreme cow bell

Billy C - All IMAGINABLE keys, vocals

SWAIN'S WORLD: Where Good times & Great tunes collide!

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The TALENT (Bios)


Shawn Swain, bass guitar and vocals, is originally from Western NY State and not only provides groove oriented bass that makes people want to get up and dance, but leads the endeavor with marketing, promotion, and booking - he's a busy guy! Shawn has been playing live music with bands in the Valley for over 10 years and co-founded the very successful cover bands Slick Vinyl and Stereo Blitz. In 2008, he joined This Ain’t LA and coordinated their break into Wild Horse Pass Casino's Encore Lounge! He's a very popular bass player who, if not booked into a date with his own band, will get calls for gigs from top players all over the Valley. Like we said - he's a busy guy!

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Charles VanVoorhis (stage name Charlie Van) hails from Columbus, Ohio.  He comes from a musical family, his father being a tenor sax player of many years, where he played with, among other people, Jimmy Dorsey.  Charlie grew up as a drummer and played and studied music all through high school and college at THE Ohio State University. After college, Charlie played throughout the midwest and east coast with a variety of rock, lounge, and show bands. Charlie moved to the valley of the sun in April of 94 and has played with most of the top musicians in town at one time or another! Charlie is no stranger to fronting bands, but is currently keeping the Swain's World fans  rockin and groovin with dancers hoppin' from behind the kit - all while lending his vocal skills to lead and harmony.  Whatever he's doin, Charlie always gives 110%.  Come see!

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A monster on keyboard and vocals, Billy C has been involved in various music projects and bands in Phoenix since the 70’s. His music preferences are classic rock, jazz, and of course any band with a great horn section. His primary influences are Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Beatles, Elton John, Bruce Hornsby, Doobie Brothers, and anything Motown. Billy C utilizes his keyboard experience to execute those often forgotten sounds that can bring the song front and center in a performance. The featured sounds include grand piano, B3 organ, horn section, strings, and many more. 

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Sample Tunes

A small sampling of the songs we do!

  • Addicted to Love
  • Alright Now
  • Angel from Montgomery
  • Billie Jean
  • Black Horse and a Cherry Tree
  • Can't Get Enough of Your Love
  • Come to My Window
  • Dead Flowers
  • Don't Know Why
  • Gimme One Reason
  • Good Lovin'
  • Hella Good
  • House is a Rockin'
  • Kiss
  • Landslide
  • Leave Your Hat On
  • Little Wing
  • Midnight Hour
  • Only the Lonely (The Motels)
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling
  • Pink Cadillac
  • Pride and Joy
  • Rock This Town/Jump Jive and Wail
  • Santoria
  • Saw Her Standing There
  • Sunspot Baby
  • Superstition
  • The Middle
  • Use Me
  • USSR
  • White Rabbit
  • Wonderful Tonight

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