Artist info


Rock, Pop

band members

Mark Folker - Vocals, Matt Fairhurst - Drums, James Cheetham - Guitars, Arryn Bills - Bass


'Alibi have honed their flair for widescreen rock to its fullest' Rave Magazine ‘The band are determined to provide the audience with a live show that is, above all else, energetic - helping the band present a sense of vitality to keep their audience interested.’ Time Off Magazine Brisbane based rock group Alibi have drawn influence from artists such as U2, The Killers and Coldplay and is creating quite a buzz. Infectious melodies blended with thought provoking and inspirational lyrics makes listening to their third release ‘Rise’ a unique experience. All four members of Alibi – Mark Folker, James Cheetham, Matt Fairhurst and Arryn Bills – grew up in the small rural Queensland community of Kingaroy. Although their hearts would always remain in their hometown, they realised that their futures, musical or otherwise were in Brisbane. In between lectures and part time work Mark, Matt and James experimented individually with various bands before forming Alibi in 2004. One year later bassist Arryn Bills completed the lineup just in time for the band to record their second EP ‘Before the Early, Beyond the Late’. Alibi’s first two EPs ‘Better Days’ and ‘Before the Early and Beyond the Late’ both received rave review and critical acclaim from industry professionals. On top of being voted number one People’s Choice at the 2006 Queensland Rock Awards and being finalists in the Starburst Soundcheck competition, Alibi were selected to support Australian music veteran Jimmy Barnes. Other major supports include The Sick Puppies, Repeat Offender and Shifter. Despite their first two EPs being impressive offerings, the band members only considered them stepping blocks. With the help of award winning producer Stuart Stuart (the Veronicas, Small Mercies) Alibi released their third EP ‘Rise’ in 2007 which they feel fully reflects their personalities and abilities. Alibi are a band to watch in 2007!!