Operator Please is a baroque pop band from Gold Coast, Australia that formed in early 2005 and their current line up consists of vocalist and guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, drummer Tim Commandeur, keyboardist Chris Holland, bassist Ashley McConnell, and violinist Taylor Henderson. Original keyboardist Sarah Gardiner left in April of 2008. Their adventure began when Elanora High School was holding its annual Battle of the Bands competition. Discovered through their MySpace profile, Operator Please is currently signed to Virgin/EMI for Australia and New Zealand and Brille in the United Kingdom.
Mike Noga is one of Melbourne's most prominent and active musicians, currently the drummer for The Drones, percussionist/drummer for Mick Turner, and former drummer in the Legends Of Motorsport and Sandro. Orginally from Southern Tasmania, Australia he moved to Melbourne at the tender age of 18. His first solo album ‘Folk songs’ was recorded and produced by J. Walker (Machine Translations). The album features guest appearances by Kirsty Stegwazi (The Bites), Andy McKenzie (Legends Of Motorsport) and Mr.
The Mountain Goats is the musical project of singer-songwriter and guitarist John Darnielle. The New Yorker magazine referred to him as "America’s best non-hip-hop lyricist". In its June 2006 issue, Paste magazine named Darnielle one of the "100 Best Living Songwriters". Darnielle’s lyrics are literate and filled with imagery that reference classic literature, religion and mythologies, pop culture, art and history. Others are vague references to his stepfather, and with the 2005 album The Sunset Tree Darnielle finally offers a more intimate account of his experience as an abused child.
Whether you’re listening to, watching or hanging out with Stealing O’Neal leave your inhibitions at home. This five piece hail from the sunny streets of Melbourne and are the type who act on an urge & wear their hearts on their sleeves. They write beautifully crafted rock music that takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but always leave you with a smile on your face. But don’t be fooled by this intro, Stealing O’Neal are a rock band and wail as good as anyone. They have been turning heads across Australia from their music, live shows & eccentric behaviour.
The Like were formed in September 2001 by Elizabeth "Z" Berg (vocals/guitar), Charlotte Froom (bass/vocals) and Tennessee Thomas (drums) at the ages of 15, 15 and 16, respectively. All three are daughters of music industry veterans; Berg's father is former Geffen Records A&R exec/record producer Tony Berg, Froom's father is producer Mitchell Froom and Thomas' father is Pete Thomas, longtime drummer for Elvis Costello. From childhood, Froom, Berg and Thomas were immersed in classic rock, and all three took piano lessons before teaching themselves their current instruments.
Melbourne DJ (Aus) This track can be found on onelove remixed with freakshow disco productions. If you have been a regular on the Melbourne music circuit over the last few years, chances are you have been motivated to move and groove by the musically creative and talented Tarek Smallman at one time or another, whether it was while he was drumming for bands such as Something For Kate and bZARK, on stage as one half of electric house duo Bionikworld or even behind the decks on his own, where he is more famously known as T-Rek.
One half of the folk duo Angus & Julia Stone from Australia. He also records under the name Lady of the Sunshine.
The Silents is a four-piece band from Perth, Western Australia. Benjamin Stowe and Jamie Terry began writing and recording music heavily influenced by early sixties psychedelic and beat music in the second half of 2002. In September 2003, Stowe watched friend Sam Ford’s band perform at a local Perth hotel and, after the show, asked if both Ford and drummer Alex Board would be interested in joining he and Terry to form a band.
Terrible Things is an alternative rock band (2010) featuring Fred Mascherino aka The Color Fred (Ex-Taking Back Sunday/Breaking Pangaea), Andy Jackson of Death in the Park (Ex-Hot Rod Circuit), and Josh Eppard aka Weerd Science (Ex- Coheed and Cambria/3). The band is signed to Universal-Motown records and released their debut album on August 31st, 2010.
There are two bands sharing the name Rapture:
1. An American dance-punk group
2. A common mistake for a finnish death/doom band actually called "Rapture". 1)The Rapture are an American rock band formed in San Francisco. The band mixes influences of post-punk, dance-punk, acid house, disco, electronica, and more. The Rapture formed in 1998 by drummer Vito Roccoforte and guitarist/vocalist Luke Jenner. After relocating to New York, the original bassist left and was replaced by Matt Safer.