merchSwimTeam is a theatrical band that enjoys creating individual bespoke gigs and telling stories through music and movement. Founded by Matt Regan and Claire Willoughby, we work with a wide circle of different artists, using our collective skills as musicians and theatre makers to devise fun interactive performance, and are particularly inspired by cabaret and club culture as well as concept musicals and live art. Using costume and makeup as key aspects in our gigs, we like to play with our audiences, using parlour games, dance routines and lip synching competitions to get everyone involved.

Commissions include Outskirts Festival, Chemikal Underground, The Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, TYCI and EastEnd Social. We were awarded the IdeasTap Ideas Innovators Fund in 2014.

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