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The Swarbriggs

Group Members:Tommy (Thoams) Swarbriggs
Jimmy (John James) Swarbiggs
Active:1969-1980
Nationality:Irish
   
National Finals:Irish National Final 1977, 1975
ESC Entries:It’s nice to be in love again (1977)
That’s what friends are for (1975)
   
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Biography

Tommy Swarbrigg and Jimmy Swarbrigg are Irish music promoters and former pop musicians. As The Swarbriggs they represented Ireland at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest. As The Swarbriggs Plus Two, with Nicola Kerr and Alma Carroll, they competed again in 1977. The brothers wrote both songs. They also scored numerous other top 20 chart hit singles in Ireland during the 1970s. From 1962, Tommy played trumpet with Joe Dolan’s showband, The Drifters (not to be confused with the American group). In 1969 he and the other backing musicians left to form “The Times Showband, with Jimmy added as lead vocalist. The brothers wrote their own compositions, which was unusual for a showband, and they scored numerous hit singles in Ireland. By 1973 they had their own television show and worked independently of the showband, leaving altogether in 1975. They retired in 1980 and In later years they had various business ventures, including promoting concerts in Ireland for various Irish and foreign artists.

Entries

Country:Ireland
Year:1977
Language:English
   
Artist:The Swarbriggs plus Two
Song:It’s nice to be in love again
Lyrics:Jimmy Swarbrigg
Tommy Swarbrigg
Composer(s):Jimmy Swarbrigg
Tommy Swarbrigg
Conductor:Noel Kelehan
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:119
Position:3
Running order:1
Country:Ireland
Year:1975
Language:English
   
Artist:The Swarbriggs
Song:That’s what friends are for
Lyrics:Jimmy Swarbrigg
Tommy Swarbrigg
Composer(s):Jimmy Swarbrigg
Tommy Swarbrigg
Conductor:Colman Pearce
   
Backings:Unknown
Results 
Points:9
Position:68
Running order:2
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