STREET PIECES

Heavy riffs, soaring vocals and relentless grooves rain over you as Brisbane four-piece Street Pieces deliver a hard-hitting Rock overload infused with blues and charisma.
Since forming in 2013, Street Pieces (Ben Tilney – vocals, Alex Miller - guitar, Jon Mengede – bass, Marcus McLachlan – drums) have asserted themselves as an Alternative Rock powerhouse with a stellar track record of collaborations and milestones, delivering breakdown-laden 70’s Metal/Blues Rock with every experience.
Street Pieces debuted with their EP ‘The Other Side’ in 2014, recorded with ARIA award winning producer Magoo (Regurgitator), and a year of touring the East Coast circuit. In 2015, they returned to the studio with Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger) to record and release their singles ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘Bad Kind of Woman’ – these songs marking the shift to a heavier sound for the band. With a music video and mini tour for the lead single ‘Monster’, 2018 saw Street Pieces release their six track sophomore EP ‘Everything You Ever Wanted’; followed by more recording with ARIA producer Govinda Doyle (Dead Letter Circus, Angus and Julia Stone) and the release of singles ‘Cthulhu’ and ‘One for the Road’ in 2019. Oozing with groove and a wicked rock attitude, ‘One for the Road’ is the band’s third track over the years to hit Triple M’s airwaves.

Street Pieces have rocked a myriad of venues including Brisbane staples The Triffid, Woolly Mammoth, The Zoo and The Outpost Bar; and have toured North Queensland, the Southern Downs and the East Coast to venues such as Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice (Sydney), The Northern (Byron Bay), Wharf Tavern (Sunshine Coast) and Molly Malone’s (Townsville). The band has played alongside esteemed acts including Wolfmother, Shihad (NZ), The BellRays (USA), Uncanny X-Men, The Radiators and Richie Ramone, as well as Brisbane locals Osaka Punch, WAAX and Golden Age of Ballooning; and have brought their impressive live energy to festival line-ups at Mojo Burning 2018 and Wallapalooza 2019.

“Part burly rock stomper, part groove-train skidding into a slice of 70’s metal, there’s an undeniable stamp of where Street Pieces are at in their current form – and it’s a tasty place indeed.”
(The Soundcheck, 2019)
“…hard-hitting, high octane rock…”
(Amnplify, 2019)

BRIXTON ALLEY

Brixton Alley are made up of best mates Jonny, Ben and Alex and are the newest, and most promising alternative-indie band to hit the scene in recent years. Their high-energy and fast lyrics are blended with big riffs and funky basslines to mix rock and rap music in what is a refreshing, new style leaving no boundary uncrossed. Recently moving to Melbourne, all the way from the U.K they are absolutely pumped to show the Australian music scene what they've got to offer.The band has escaped lockdown in Melbourne and have moved to Brisbane to pursue their music.

NICK TART BAND 

“This is the best band I've heard in a long time". The music is timeless, could be from any decade. There's actual beauty in Nick's voice, and wrenching and powerful in full flight never losing the sensitivity and longing. Soul/rock at it's best”- Robert James, GANGgajang

 

NICK TART (VOCALS)

Nick is a singer songwriter originating from England, who began his musical career gigging around the UK in established local bands. In 2004 whilst touring with his band Nick was approached by the influential rock band Diamond Head to join the band as their singer/songwriter. Nicks eleven-year reign with Diamond Head led to three album releases and extensive tours around the world supporting great bands such as Thin Lizzy, Megadeth, Europe and Metallica. The highlight of Nicks career came about in 2011 when Sonisphere Festival organizers asked Diamond Head to open for Metallica at the prestigious Knebworth House, UK and Snowhall Parc, France.

 

GEORGE WALTON (GUITAR)

George hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He started playing guitar at age 14 and at 19 played his first ever live show on the same bill as Eric Clapton in Swaziland. In SA he performed with various bands including Iron Mask, Alchemy and Max Mindcrime. His band, Earthly Work, took out first place in the Johannesburg Battle of the Bands event with his original instrumental composition called “1771”. His passions for sound engineering, computers and gadgets led him into studio production and news radio before he emigrated to Australia.

 

MARK SARAN (DRUMS)

Mark Saran was exposed to music at an early age and started to play drums at aged eight. His first introduction into the professional scene was when he was 14 playing in local clubs and bars, a few years later he was in popular in the recording arena as a session drummer for unsigned bands and local talent. Through his professional career, Mark has had the opportunity to play with many artists, including: The Rolling Stones, Diesel and many more. Mark is experienced in many styles of playing including rock, r&b, funk and jazz fusion.

 

JAY KLEINSCHMIDT (BASS)

Jay has been a bass player for various rock bands in Brisbane for the past 5 years. He is also an accomplished piano player and teacher and has performed all over Australia, as well as an international tour of Indonesia. He has also supported Flyleaf when they toured Australia in 2013, at the Hi-Fi bar. He has also appeared in many theatre productions including Song: The Story of a Girl, a Bird, and a Teapot at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

VAGUEFUN

Born out of an eclectic combination of indie, smooth jazz and pop, Vaguefun are a Brisbane band with a bright, infectious sound that has to be played on repeat.Ending up in the same music class they formed a band at the age of 14 and started performing and writing in their spare time. Three years later they released their first single, 'The Way She Moved' in 2018 to critical acclaim (at least their mum said it sounded good). In May of 2019, Vaguefun released their first official single, Out of My Head, inspired by relationship ups and downs. In 2020, Vaguefun continues to make music together and released their second single, Don’t Take It Out on Me, on May 22nd 2020

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