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June 18, 2013

Friends, fans share Swon stories

— Fans come from all over

Richard and Linda Jeffries of Maryland were on their way across Oklahoma after attending a car show in Roswell, N.M.

The couple happened to be in town when the top three contestants on NBC’s “The Voice” would be aired, so the couple, who love the Swon Brothers, decided to attend the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame “Swatch Party” for the June 3 show.

“It’s really great to see all these people coming together and doing this,” Linda, who is originally from Muskogee, said about the packed house at OMHOF. “We’re Swon Brothers fans and we had to come do this.”

They produce music, too

Executive Director of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Jermaine Mondaine said the Swon Brothers were “heavily involved” in his last four CDs.

On the first of those CDs, Zach was playing drums, he said.

“I recorded it at their house, and what is even cooler is that was when my second son was a newborn,” Mondaine said. “So the whole time we were in the studio recording, Colton was out there tending to my son Jordan, playing with him and keeping him from getting fussy.”

The brothers’ father said America has only skimmed the surface of what Zach and Colton can do.

“Definitely, they have songwriting abilities, too,” Mondaine said. “They’re on iTunes and YouTube with some of their own music. They’re well-respected as musicians all over.”

Zach loves laughs, snacks and movies

Zach Swon said on his first appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” that he’s the talent and Colton is the face of the Swon Brothers duo.

Their mother, Tammy Swon, said that’s not really true — both brothers are super talented.

Zach just loves being funny, she said.

“He’ll say anything for laughs,” Tammy said. “He loves to entertain. When he was little, he could watch a movie and quote you just about word for word the whole movie and do the characters for you.”

And America has heard Zach crack jokes about food, as if he really loves food and will do anything for food, on the show.

Tammy said he’s just joking, once again, but his love for diet Mountain Dew and Little Debbie snacks is very real.

“If there’s a Target around, they’ve probably already been there getting snacks,” Tammy said, laughing. “I’m sure they’re keeping some in their room.”

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