Artist info


Indie, Roots

Sounds like

Middle Brother, Delta Spirit, Old Crow Medicine Show

band members

Stephen Ryan, Brett Gibson, Thomas Busby


M.Ward, Paul Kelly, Wilco



To describe GOOD OAK as organic would be a massive understatement. Ryano, GIbbo and Buzz share a house and love of the irreverent side of Americana. Buzz is also known for his role as singer for roots music stars BUSBY MAROU. Ryano’s music background is a bit of mystery but has become one 2012’s real songwriting discoveries. Gibbo has been playing harp around the traps for a while but GOOD OAK has given him the outlet to share his truly unique and powerful voice. While separately each of these blokes are pretty impressive. It’s the sum of their parts that is really starting to turn heads. Few would have guessed these three scruffy looking mates like GOOD OAK could cut such powerful harmonies. Continuing their organic process, GOOD OAK made contact with Mark Meyers (The Middle East) who opened his Cairns based home studio for a very rowdy weekend indeed. Mark has added his substantial talents to help find the core of what is special about these songs. It really feels like he has found the heart of the matter. These recordings will be released in early 2013 as their debut EP. GOOD OAK are getting a live reputation for their determination to ensure that their audience are having as much fun as they are. Media enquiries –


Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Apr 2013

Triple J

That refrain is very easy to enjoy.

That refrain is very easy to enjoy.