From 1992-2012… Specially known for having represented India on the International Gospel Music Platform. The only person from India to bring out as many English albums (records), be it in the gospel or secular circuit. An established representation from India all over the world, in the realm of Worship, both Catholic and Non-Catholic. Also one of the first from India to do a Live Worship Album.
A Worship Leader-Singer-Songwriter, who was also a Preacher and Teacher of God’s Word, interdenominational, welcomed in all Churches without denominational differences, and continued to have an incredible outreach, especially among young people, despite her wilderness experience. This continued after 2012 with a self-imposed seclusion interspersed with occasional but few outreaches.
Style of Music
Contemporary English Gospel – Pop, Country, Rock
Secular – Pop, Blues, Country, Rock, Acoustic, Folk, Soul
Countries Performed At - US, UK, Canada, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Australia, New Zealand & India
Number of Albums – 16 plus 5
List of Albums
1. Believe In The Lord 1992
2. Prayer To Prayer (Polygram India Ltd) 1995
3. Jesus Cares
4. Born Again
5. Give Me Back My Faith
6. Down The Years
7. In Thy House
8. Nearer My God
9. The Magnificent Christ
10. Anoint Me
12. Storm The Heavenlies – Live Recording
13. The Presence – Live Recording
14. Prayer For You
15. Set Me Free
16. May You Be Blest
17. Flashback (Admiral Musics) 2005
18. Lessons In The Wilderness (Admiral Musics) 2006
19. For Jesus At Christmas (Admiral Musics) 2012
20. Live The Dream (Swapna Abraham) 2015
21. SwanSong (Swapna Abraham) 2016
2012 – Awarded the Maestro Award – LAMP-ICONGO Karmaveer Chakra for gospel music.
2007 – Started working on her first secular album "Live The Dream" released in 2015.
2009 – Started working on her second secular album (Pending Release).
2012 – Started working on her third secular album “SwanSong” released in 2016.
From 2005 to date - Started Admiral Musics – a music production entity. Admiral was a name coined from the names of her children Adrian and Amy.
From 2007-2009 - Started Kafeoke – the ‘Singing Cube’ in Chennai. Encompassing two karaoke lounges (one for English, and the other, Indian music) integrated in a cafe, a school for singing and song writing and an audio recording studio.
From 2009-2012 - Started SA Recording Suite in Chennai - an audio recording and video editing studio.
2009 – Cast as “Donna” in the musical “Mamma Mia” directed by the late Mithran Devanesan.
2011 – Cast as “Meenakshi” in the Tamil feature film “Nadunissi Naaygal” directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon.
2010 – Started blogging.
Random and profound moments and thoughts in a lifetime - that I am proud and not ashamed of. Having kept a peculiar silence for more than a decade, while singing and preaching all over the world... There came a time when the fabric of that silence was misinterpreted, misunderstood (even by people who journeyed close with me through life), if I continued to remain reticent... and therefore I started talking... Starting with what I thought people had a right to know (for I spoke so much, except for that small detail of truth, the knowledge of which would perhaps have not given me ears for any more talk), also clarifying the "mute moments" to dispel doubt, speaking for myself (for I would be the only one I could trust to speak for me). It's like frozen embers started burning... I know the scars will always remind me, the losses continue to stay lost. Let no one judge no one. Let no one judge me also. Let no one suggest the way forward. I am still in the arms of a loving God and at peace not knowing where He's taking me. Pensive... From that pinnacle I scribble my random musings. All that I say henceforth is with the larger picture in mind. Mostly happy. Well, I tried... - Swapna