The Swarbriggs were an Irish singing duo, consisting of brothers Thomas Sheridan ( Tommy ) Swarbrigg and John James ( Jimmy ) Swarbrigg.
In the 1960s, was Tommy Swarbrigg trumpeter Joe Dolan Show Band The Drifters. In 1968 he founded, together with other members of the group their own show band, The Times what his brother Jimmy joined them as a singer. The Swarbrigg brothers began to write my own pieces. 1975 they both left the show band to be active as a duo.
They were selected to represent Ireland at the Euro Vision Song Contest 1975 in Stockholm. Your pop song That's What Friends Are For placed ninth. With the vocal support of Nicola Kerr and Alma Carroll they succeeded as The Swarbriggs Two plus two years later, again winning the preliminary round. They could therefore compete with its title, It's Nice To Be In Love Again at the Euro Vision Song Contest 1977 in London. They ended up in third place.
After the band's career the Swarbriggs been active as a music promoter. They organized concerts and events for bands and artists such as Smokie or Leo Sayer in Ireland.