Artist info


Indie, Rock

Sounds like

Spacey Jane, Pacific Avenue , The Vanns , Ocean Alley, Lime Cordiale

band members

Hayden Pearce - Vocals, Guitar Jethro Bowen - Guitar Nick Bright - Bass Finn Kingston - Drums


Spacey Jane, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Lime Cordiale, Ocean Alley



BONZA are a indie rock band from newy. With refined songs and a huge live set that novocastrians love, the boys at such a young age have created such a stir.

Hayden, Nick and Finn started the band in 2016 as a school band, which then turned into them branching out into the all age Newy music scene making a steady name for themselves. Jethro was recruited in late 2017 due to Hayden wanted to have a bigger sound. Thats when the real fun started! The boys go to work writing songs in their garages and playing as many shows as they could. Gigging together as a 4 piece for 3 years, they have made a steady fan-base in the Newcastle music scene.

BONZA have played many shows in Newcastle and other regional areas supporting bands such as Dave the band, Milky Thred, Bin Juice, Mission: Bannana, Honey Hills, Cooks and Bakers and Fungas just to name a few.

The sound these boys create comes from a huge array of artists due to their different tastes. Been commonly picked as an indie/rock band the boys can be compared to bands such as Spacey Jane, Hockey Dad, Lime Cordiale, The Vanns, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Mako Road.

These fine lads show no sign of slowing down. With the fun fast paced single 'Peppa' which is the first single off their upcoming debut EP, just shows how far these boys are ready to take their music.


Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Jun 2020

Triple J

Bit of a rip snorter from BONZA. Just stufffffed with energy.

Bit of a rip snorter from BONZA. Just stufffffed with energy.