Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Will Baylis - Vocals Ben Palk - Guitars and Keys Paul Donato - Guitar Ben Mooney - Bass Max Tulysewski - Drums


Influences

The Killers, M83, Daft Punk, Electric 6


Bio

Big Daddy's Disco love Corey Feldman. As kids of the 80s, they loved the movies of John Hughes, Karate Kid, Big Trouble in Little China, Back to The Future ... and Corey Feldman. Corey was never the lead in a movie but he was the most memorable character in Lost Boys, Goonies, Stand By Me and License to Drive. His friendship with Corey Haim is one of the most iconic Hollywood friendships. As a former childstar - he is one of Hollywood's true survivors.

Big Daddy's Disco's new single, Corey Feldman was recorded at Spare Room Audio (where The Beards, Soursob Bob, Real Mac DiMarco record) with drums recorded at Ghost Note by Kim Lukmoski. It features the vocals from members of Ghyti and Tough Boys.

Big Daddy’s Discotheque started in Adelaide, South Australia in the late summer of 2014. “Big Daddy’s Disco” are a four piece band, influenced by The Killers, Daft Punk, and Electric 6, with their high energy sound being described as “Dance Rock”.

Will Baylis had moved to Adelaide from the UK in 2010 as his band, The Hot Melts ended. As the frontman for The Hot Melts, Will enjoyed great success, being signed to Epitaph Records, touring the UK and Europe with the likes of Millencolin, The Eagles of Death Metal, The Wombats, The Kooks, Tenacious D, had songs played on BBC-One and appeared in numerous publications such as NME, Clash Magazine, Rock Sound and the like. With The Hot Melts over, Will recorded a great pop album under the name Tiny Little Grandeur and has been playing ever since in his new adopted hometown.

The band started with friends Will Baylis and Ben Palk. Will and Palky met a couple of years earlier at Palky’s sold out Adelaide Fringe show, with Will (playing under Tiny Little Grandeur) giving Ben his debut album - they forged a friendship from there.

Big Daddy’s Discotheque started playing shows in April 2015, sometimes joined by Kim on bass, Pauly Donato on guitar (some of his axe work can be heard on Beard’s songs) and Max Tulysewski (Superdose Gangway) on drums. Live, Big Daddy’s Disco shows are high energy with soaring rock guitars, sweet synths, beautiful harmonies and kick ass guitar solos – all lead by Will, one of the great frontmen in the Adelaide music scene.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

03 Sep 2015

Triple J
35

Bit late on this, but I'm glad I got here eventually.

Bit late on this, but I'm glad I got here eventually.