Artist info


Indie, Dance

Sounds like

TISM, Ween, Gerling

band members

Matt Hayward - vocals, guitar, computer B Luke Eygenraam - vocals, guitar, computer A Corey Price - bass Jimmy Boss - drums


The KLF, Pavement, Talking Heads


Described by engineer Kevin Gale at their debut gig as "the worst thing I've seen in at least 10 years", Central Deli Band were a rock band born out of Whyalla, South Australia in late 2003. Hayward and Eygenraam (both vocals, guitar and sampling) rescued Price (bass) and Boss (drums) from their enslavement the previous winter. After their discovery as part of a regional music initiative through Carclew Youth Arts, CDB were asked to play the local produce stage of the 2005 Big Day Out. Known for their outrageous and often confrontational live antics (Bean penned an open letter of apology to his community after calling a family-oriented event audience "c**ts"; Hayward abused channel ten newsreader George Donikian live at the Royal Adelaide Show), they were soon supporting and touring with notable groups such as The Avalanches, Gerling, The Presets, Ground Components, Faker, Midnight Juggernauts and Dungen, plus locals No Through Road, Straight To Video, and Pharoahs. The band received limited national airplay on Triple J for their tracks GOLDFINGERIN' MOFO and BAD GIRLS. After a particularly volatile interstate tour with The Grates (including a date at the prestigious Forum Theatre) the band split in late 2006. Its last show was with then-up-and-comers Lost Valentinos, at Adelaide's Rocket Bar. Eygenraam and Boss went on to play in the more sample-orientated The Waterslides. Hayward led the brief indie rock band Sidewalks and managed Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! to great success. Corey Price disappeared, never to be seen again. Possibly in some kind of vortex. Now they're back, at least prematurely, for now.