Marc Antonio: Vocals & Bass / Michael Paul: Guitar [Live] Sam Maher: Drums / Thom Stewart: Keys
The Strokes, The Modern Lovers, Sonic Youth, The Cars, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Pixies, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, Courtney Barnett
Hailing from the South West of Australia, Antonio Paul began as the recording project of Marc Antonio and Michael Paul, which quickly evolved into a live band. Antonio Paul's music embodies youthful idealism and anti-establishment spunk all rolled up into a charming and polished package.
Antonio Paul are one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition and will be taking the stage at Groovin The Moo Bunbury on Saturday May 14.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We first started acoustically recording a few home demos. As our music production skills grew we introduced more instruments to our recordings such as drums, bass and synth which gave it more of a full band sound. Also being fans of dance and punk music, we upped the tempo of our songs and replaced acoustic guitars for electric guitars. We are always continuing to progress our music by experimenting with different sounds.
You’re one of the lucky winners of our Groovin The Moo competition. What can the punters at Groovin The Moo Bunbury expect from your live show?
Billions of fun, lots of energy and a heaps of Mooo'n ;)
What are your hopes and expectations for attending and playing Groovin' The Moo in Bunbury?
Local exposure, and a chance to play alongside some great bands.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Doesn't sound dumb at all to achieve something. It's awesome, it's all worth the hard work, waiting around. That's just how it is... Persistence wins! xxxx " - Rickymaru Doowag
Tell us about the bands and people in the Bunbury music scene that inspire you.
Growing up in Bunbury there was always a strong hardcore & punk scene. After being involved in it, we took influence from there DIY attitude & the energetic live shows & moulded into our very own fusion of Indie pop YO!
What’s coming up in 2011?
After Groovin The Moo we have a string of shows lined up throughout the May & June period, which includes playing at the 2011 WAMi Festival & support for unearthed artist Sons of Rico. We are also in the midst of writting and recording our debut LP.
Australian music is?
UNIQUE - due to being so isolated from other countries, we take influence from eachother xoView Profile Hide Interview