McZwang is made up of drummer Scotty Zwang and keyboardist Ian McGuire. Although the duo formed in July of 2017, Ian and Scotty have been playing music together for nearly a decade in various projects. Together their sound incorporates long periods of exploration, blending facets of acid jazz and livetronica throughout tight improvisation.
They first met at Camp Bisco in 2009, when Ian was playing a secret set in the RV section with BioDiesel (Clay Parnell and Johnny Rabb). At that time Scotty was drum teching for KJ Sawka, who was asked to sit in on a second drum kit provided by Scotty. Later in the night, Scotty and Ian had a chance to jam together and an idea was formed. Ian was forming a new project with MJ Project bandmate Ben Karp. The band was called Sonic Spank, and it immediately caught Scotty’s attention. He was asked to audition for the band but before anyone else would have an opportunity, they decided to look no further.
McGuire and Zwang toured all over the United States with Sonic Spank from 2010 to 2013, sharing the stage with bands like Big Gigantic, Lotus, Papadosio, The Egg, and The New Deal. Since then Scotty has been performing with Conspirator, Greenhouse Lounge, Dopapod, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Chris McClenney, and Wobblesauce. Ian has been a founding member of CIA feat. Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits and Clay Parnell of Brothers Past/Particle, The Blurry Nights, and Lets Danza! featuring Clay Parnell and Tom McKee of Brothers Past.
Ian McGuire – Keys
Scotty Zwang – Drums