Although Swing Out Sister are currently a duo, they began as a trio in the UK. The group was formed by Andy Connell (keyboards) and Martin Jackson (drums), and they were later joined by Corinne Drewery (vocals). The group's name came from the title of a 1945 movie starring Arthur Treacher, called Swing Out, Sister, and they claim they chose the name because it was the only thing the band could agree on, in that they all hated it. Both Connell and Jackson had been playing in other bands prior to forming SOS, while Drewery was a fashion designer and model before she became the band's lead vocalist.
Swing Out Sister is a British "sophisti-pop" group best known worldwide for their 1986 song "Breakout".
2008, Swing Out Sister went back on tour and appeared at the Jakarta Convention Center then toured several venues in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka and in the Philippines
The song "O Pesadelo Dos Autores" from the album "The Living Return" (1994) features a medley of cover versions of "Brazilian Rhyme", "Celebration Suite", "Come With Me", "My Cherie Amour", "The Smiling Hour", and "Butterfly".
In 2002, Swing Out Sister and female Japanese singer Akiko recorded a cover version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Waters of March".
In September 2005, Swing Out Sister's version of "Am I the Same Girl?" was used for promos of Martha Stewart's new NBC show Martha. The song was later used as the introductory theme song of the show.
The album Beautiful Mess was released in the U.K. in August 2008 and in the U.S. in May
In March 2014, the group announced a project entitled 'A Moveable Feast' to be released via Direct-to-Fan music platform PledgeMusic, saying: "We're making a thing, don't know what it is yet. Come along for the ride and we'll find out together."
2009, reaching the Top 5 on the Jazz Album chart in the US.