Artist info

Genre

Rock, Pop


Sounds like

Anberlin, Motion City Soundtrack, Relient K


band members

Matt - Vocals... Ian - Guitar / Vocals... Cam - Guitar... Tristan - Bass / Piano... Bitch - Drums


Influences

All Punk Bands, And Rock Bands, And Local Bands


Bio

The "Whole" Story In the land before time, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, women grew beards and McDonalds didn't exist, neither did 17th Whole...Now they do. Blasting out of their hometown of Sunbury (where women still grow beards) comes 17th Whole, a powerful pop/punk four-piece with a passion for playing live music. The Story begins in 1999 where Mat, Ian and Cam met for the first time as fresh-faced youngster starting year 7. Ian had been playing guitar since he was 4 years old but it wasn't until 2001 at age 15 that Mat and Cam realised their musical calling and began learning drums and guitar. No long after the boys were discussing their newfound talents over a few quiet beverages when Ian organised the lads to have a jam session after school covering their favourite songs. The boys had created their first band named "Far From Reality", setting the foundations of their music careers. As time went on, growing sick of playing covers in Mat's garage Ian and Cam set off to create their own original band in early 2002 named Self Worthy. The boys had a small following and quickly attracted the attention of their classmates. Going through a few line up changes the band later re-named them selves Lunchbox Hero in late 2002. Continuing to wow their friends they recorded their first 5-track demo in early 2003. This gave the band an opportunity to spread their music and play shows at school and in and around their local area. As a year went by life became more hectic as they entered the daunting task of VCE (Senior High School) With parents and teachers on their backs and loads of homework the boys found less and less time for the band that eventually folded in late 2003. By early 2004 Ian and Cam had had enough (realising they were no Einstein's) they put year 12 on the back burner and decided to give the band another shot. With friend Neil Bloem behind the drums, the band was still missing two key ingredients bass and vocals. It was when Ian was introduced Matt (Smith) and Ben (Ritchie) that the line up was finally complete and 17th Whole was born in July 2004. The name came about when Ian was daydreaming in class as usual and drew a picture of a golf buggy with the number 17 on the side (his age at the time). The name, for some stupid reason, stuck. Eager to make up for lost time the lads recorded the bands first 4-track demo at Melbourne Records only months after forming. Enlisting the help of the local surf shop the band spread the word by selling Cd's and promoting their shows in-store. It wasn't long before the boys were back doing what they loved most, playing shows. With a small legion of fans and a few shows under their belt, the crew again hit the studio in early 2005 to record a second 4-track demo again at Melbourne Records. With an impressive collection of songs and a second demo the band was asked to play its first major festival "Shockwave" in March, supporting bands Anteskeptic and Rookie. Finding a name for themselves among organisers the band was also asked to play Youthfest, this time supporting Killing Heidi and The Go-Set. In mid 2005 the band had a minor set back with drummer Neil deciding to leave the band. This however, paved the way for original drummer and all round nice guy Mat (Tehan) to step in behind the kit. Now back on track and with a new sense of excitement the lads picked up where they left off and ventured into the city playing shows at a few pubs and clubs in Melbourne . With the band continuing to play shows and gaining more experience they decided it was time to enter a local battle of the bands competition in mid 2005, which they won. This achievement attracted the attention of Kool Schools, a local youth group who help encourage and promote young musicians. The boys were invited to record a compilation EP with other Battle of the bands winners. The 12 track EP was named "Four Seasons" and sported 3 tracks from 17th Whole. Later that year the boys were told that the EP had been entered in an awards night as part of "Kool Schools 2005" competing against bands from all over Victoria . Dubbed a mini Aria's, the awards night was held at Telstra Dome. Just excited to be there they were surprised when nominated for two awards "Best Punk Rock Track" and "Best Acoustic Track". To their disbelief the boys won the award for "Best Punk Rock Track" for their song "Reality Of Life". Entering 2006 after a long deserved summer break the guys were keen to get back into the swing of things. The boys kicked off their New Year with a once in a lifetime show at the opening of the 2006 Commonwealth Games, held at Hanging Rock. Sadly the New Year was not to be as prosperous (yeah...we can use big words too) as it seemed, when shortly after Ben decided to leave the band for personal reasons. Making a name for themselves with major festivals, awards and support acts for bands such as Killing Heidi, Area 7, Anteskeptic, The Go-Set, Rookie and Edward just to name a few the young lads of 17th Whole have made a promising start to their music careers. With a continuing, burning desire to make it as full time musicians it appears we haven't heard the last of 17th Whole...only the beginning.

Review

shaun stack

13 Jul 2006

20

good solid song

good solid song

Review

baikman

26 Mar 2010

40

This song is great because of the opening guitar pop-punk riffs that slow down but the drum line keeps tempo and character and vocal patterns (even though the vocal style is pretty annoying because it's so nazaly) Love the lyrics especially "i haven't seen you smile in ages."

This song is great because of the opening guitar pop-punk riffs that slow down but the drum line keeps tempo and character and vocal patterns (even though the vocal style is pretty annoying because it's so nazaly) Love the lyrics especially "i haven't seen you smile in ages."

Review

50

Saw you guys preform this at hume! awsome songs, i dont no why people are writing " this is not punk" who cares??! ITS GREAT!! keep it up guys.

Saw you guys preform this at hume! awsome songs, i dont no why people are writing " this is not punk" who cares??! ITS GREAT!! keep it up guys.