Artist info

Genre

Dance, Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Broadfoot


band members

Trent Morgan - drums/harmonica/vocals; John Moodie - guitar/vocals; Russell Kereama - bass


Website

www.broadfoot.com.au

Bio

Some of the best music in Australia is coming out of a tiny studio in Mullumbimby. That’s where you’ll find Broadfoot - one of the Far North Coast’s busiest bands, a three-piece whose gigs leave listeners charged with pleasure and with an imperative urge to dance. Broadfoot's music is deeply rooted in superb musicianship - the interplay between band members as well as improvising - a rare feature in music of today, one of the band’s great strengths. Broadfoot’s music defies easy categorisation. The band is influenced by an enormous range of music, musicians and music styles - from classic rock to blues music, reggae, jazz, soul, disco, funk, country, folk, classical, just about any style. These influences fuse into a sound the band describes as “optimusic”. Songwriting and lead vocals are shared amongst the band, and their warm 2 or 3 part harmonies are a distinguishing feature of Broadfoot’s live sound. Broadfoot have just released their fourth album of original music. Their original track “The Timeless Groove” won the 2010 Dolphin Award for Best Funk Song, the 2011/12 Dolphin for best Garage/Indie went to John's eccentric masterpiece "She Bites Me", with "Ocean" a finalist in best Rock/Metal/Alternative (told you they're difficult to categorise), and 2013's Dolphin for best Rock song recognised "In Your Playground" as the best rock song born on the North Coast last year. Three more of their songs were nominated as finalists. Songs from Broadfoot's CDs receive airplay on local independent radio stations as well as ABC Radio North Coast, where the band came close to blowing up the studio as the first non-acoustic act to be invited to perform live to air. Footage of ASP Junior World Champion flowed effortlessly with "Ocean" as its soundtrack in WAVES Magazine's No Direction DVD in November 2012. Motivated by a shared and consuming love of playing music anywhere, any time, Broadfoot revel in the spectrum of opportunities abounding on the Far North Coast music scene such as headlining Nimbin’s Aquarius Foundation Benefit in 2010, the 2010 Movember Foundation “Morning Of The Mo” afterparty at Byron’s Great Northern Hotel and the Australian Longboard Surfing Open at Kingscliff in 2012 & 2013. Mini tours within NSW have been met with enthusiastic acclaim.