2020 Qld Music Awards finalists Project 62 are a six piece rock band all about encouraging thought, connection to country and community.
The band have been working with renown producer Steve James (Screaming Jets, Mental as Anything, Skunkhour), recently releasing the song "Multuggerah" in an attempt to share the story of the legendary Aboriginal warrior who is credited with uniting South Eastern Queensland clans and leading them to victory in The Battle of One Tree Hill during the Frontier Wars.
The song was launched in July with a special live performance at Toowoomba's Empire Theatre as the first show back following COVID lockdown.
Project 62 grabs the old school and the new school and takes them both back to school." The sextet hailing from Toowoomba has recently recorded with legendary producer Steve James.
Their upcoming 4th release delivers an aural assault to the unsuspecting listener. On closer inspection it becomes clear that the band has a message. That message is handed down by frontman Jason Lawler who's baritone vocals bark lyrics that are designed to inspire people to seek connection to the earth and its people.
The video for the releases first single, "Ancient Valleys", was filmed largely in the Bunya Mountains, the traditional site of the largest and widest-attended gatherings of Indigenous Australians from South East and Central Queensland to north eastern New South Wales.
This is consistent with the songs message which talks of the significance of these "Ancient Valleys" that we all walk and live in. Project 62 is all about community.
NICK TART BAND
Emerging out of Brisbane NTB is a powerhouse rock outfit consisting of 4 accomplished musicians.
This hard hitting band write and create their own blend of blues and soul inspired classic rock.
The band is a combination of soaring vocals and great riffs.
If you haven't caught a NTB show your missing out.
Revolver Revolution a four piece prog rock act hailing from the Sunshine Coast with a distinct southern flair. A unique juxtaposition of deep, gritty grooves and masterful melodies as a vehicle for compelling lyrics.
Melodic rock with light dustings of funk and pop. 12 months on from their inception, Vallies have spent the past year slowly garnering a name for themselves across South East QLD and Northern NSW. A stream of digital releases supported by some huge live shows at some of the area's best venues has seen the band begin to build a solid following of loyal fans. With each new release exploring elements of various genres, Vallies cohesively implement their trade mark groove and energy into each track. Drawing early comparisons to bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers ,Incubus & Don Broco, Vallies are creating a uniquely fresh sound that is drawing attention from all the right places. MIXDOWNMAG"Vallies new single 'It's All Sunshine' is a slice of alt-rock heaven "REGULARRADIO" This band has a great sound, are well practiced and clearly well produced "BLANK STREETPRESS"(Vallies have)the technical proficiency of Incubus with the pure funk of Red Hot Chili Peppers" Melodic alt. rock with funk inspired grooves & fresh pop hooks.
Alex Kosenko is a traveling Artist from Brisbane, Australia and his music is driven from his love of traveling and performing.
In 2016 Alex released a 4 track EP out named “Keep On Keeping On” and with that hype he made his way back into the studio to record and release his 11 Track LP entitled “Time for Change” in his senior year of high school.
Since then he has performed countless shows over the Queensland and New South Wales Region including Sea Shepherd Ocean Defence Day, Cooly Rocks On, Redcliffe Festival of Sails, Australia Day on Bribie Island, Generate Music Festival, Redcliffe Hills Carnival, Redcliffe Food and Wine Fest, Rocking for Bushfire Relief and Many More. At the end of 2019 Alex performed along side some big names including Russell Morris, Spectrum, Jon Stevens and Matt Taylor at VetRock in Melbourne, VIC.
In the midst of 202 Alex was able to tour to Mackay even in the midst of Covid and record a new set of tracks to be released in 2021. Alex now has his sound well sealed into the Brisbane Blues and Roots scene. His sound is a unique blend of Folky Blues and Roots accompanied by his inventive electric sound. Fuse this with his dynamic live shows and high energy performances that leave the audiences fully immersed.