Jeff Swan began playing in bands professionally at age 18. Performing at Clubs like The Stone in San Francisco California with his Punk Rock band THE RED SUNGLASSES, then all over the East Bay with the popular cover band WRECKLESS PLEASURE. At age 20 Jeff Swan and female lead singer Jackie Bruckman traveled to Highwood Illinois and formed the all original band VU JE DE and had their first single “Save Me” played on 103.1 WVVX. The band would soon break up but this would only be the beginning of a long musical journey for Jeff Swan as he would then go on to play in a number of well known Chicagoland Area Bands.
JEFF SWAN was the Lead Singer and Guitar Player for the hard rock band SLAM BANG, the band performed with a number of great talented acts including LA Guns, Y&T, Jackyl, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Faster Pussycat and Others
SLAVE DRIVER featuring Jeff Swan on Vocals and Guitars, John Babila on drums, Phil DiMaso on Keyboards and Bill Gingrich on Bass. The bands music video “Mother Mary” came in at number #10 on the CVC national video charts beating out Chevelle, The Vines and System Of A Down. And, the band performed later that year for a crowd of thousands at the Milwaukee Metalfest XVII held at the US Cellular Arena in Milwakee Wisconsin