Brisbane band Avalon Drive’s Damion Page (vocals), Wil Morris (former guitar/backing vocals), Ryan Kennedy (bass), Shane ‘Holmesy’ Holmes (drums) and BJ Dillewaard (keyboards) played in various bands over the last four years and finally came together in early 2005 under the guise of Avalon Drive. In early 2007, Wil Morris left the band for pesonal reasons, although this was not announced until October 2007. Replacing Wil on guitar/backing vocals is Shane O'Keefe, formerly of Brisbane band St. Lucia.
Gotye is Aussie Belgian Wally De Backer. He plays drums, percussion and piano, and he writes, sings and produces tracks at his home, currently in Victoria, Australia. Gotye's sound is a melting pot of samples from sources far and wide, mixed with Wally's vocals and home recorded sounds to form original songs that are as likely to channel '80s New Romantic pop or '60s Motown soul as they are to be experiments in kooky turntablism or progressive trip-hop landscapes.
Perth based Red Jezebel formed in 1997, taking their name from a code-word utilised in a local supermarket chain, the original four-piece consisting of Paul Wood (Vocals & Guitar), Chris Hayes (Guitar), Mark Cruickshank (Bass) & Alex Hyman (Drums). In November 2004 the band parted on good terms with a newly-wed Chris Hayes and guitar duties were taken on by WAMI award-winning producer Dave Parkin (Snowman, Bob Evans, The Panda Band, The Exploders).
The first two Def Wish Cast hard core hip hop releases have become legendary. Both "Mad as a Hatter" 1991 and "Knights of the underground Table" 1992 are available for instant download or hard copy from www.defwishcast.com Def Wish Cast hail from the west of Sydney and were contracted to my record company while still at school. Both recordings were engineered and produced by me Def Wish Cast, and Robert Bleeker at "Total Sound" Studio [www.tsrecording.com].
The Vasco Era are a three piece rock/blues band from Apollo Bay 180km from Melbourne, Australia. Its members are brothers Sid (vocals, guitar) and Ted (bass) O'Neil and Michael Fitzgerald (drums). The intensity of their live shows will make them your new favourite band many times over. In 2004 the band won the Australian "National Campus Band Competition", the largest band competition in the southern hemisphere. Their first release was the EP "Miles" in 2005.
Colin Buchanan is a Christian singer-songwriter from Australia. He is well-known in Australia as a children's TV presenter, and many of his albums are for children, particularly his "Aussie Praise for Kids" series. The "Aussie Praise for Kids" albums include songs, short spoken word segments and Bible memorisation songs. Buchanan has also produced a number of albums for adults ("Aussie Praise for Everyone"), including "Real Hope" and "God of Wonders".
The Happy Endings have just completed their full length debut album with renown producer Forrester Savell, who has worked with the likes of The Spazzys, Helmet, The Butterfly Effect, Karnivool, Sunk Loto and Gavin Rossdale, this will be released to co-incide with an Australian national tour in April 2008. The first taste of this album comes in the form of explosive debut single/filmclip "Get Around This" which is available RIGHT NOW through GREEN distribution, Waterfront Records and iTUNES.
For Amusement Only was an Australian pop punk band from Melbourne, Victoria. They released an EP in 2002, titled Where Did We Go Wrong? and an album in 2003 titled One for the Team. Both were released by Below Par Records. They were influenced by Mest, Jimmy Eat World, Goldfinger and blink-182. Band Members:
Novo - Guitars/Vocals
Tim - Guitars/Vocals
Benno - Bass
Chuckles - Drums
Thirsty Merc are an Australian rock band. The band's chemistry and musical potency quickly attracted the attention of Warner Music Australia and a deal was signed and their self-titled debut album was released August 2004. “Someday Someday”, a soulful ballad about a guy separated from his girl by the demands of touring, broke the ARIA Top 20.