Artist info


Indie, Punk, Rock

Sounds like

The Libertines, Nirvana, The Arctic Monkeys, The Living End, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the clash, nofx, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant

band members

Lead Vox - Anthony Ross Guitar - Joel Melbourne Drums - Fernando Castaneda Bass - James Collingridge


The Libertines, Nirvana, The Brian Jonestown Massacre



Howling and cursing from the neon depths of sweat-soaked Melbourne surburbia - crashing into your local pub like a big-block engine through a brick wall - LIEUTENANT JAM! - chanting their catchier-than-a-wildfire lyrics they stomp the stage to sawdust!

The band prides itself on creating the wild House Party on Wheels Festival it runs with over 40 bands smashing it out in people’s living rooms and venues. Over 100 local bands and soloists have now participated including at Howler, Brunswick Hotel and Bar 291 + tonnes of house parties!

Lieutenant Jam consists of Anthony Ross on lead vocals, Joel Melbourne on lead guitar, James Collingridge on Bass and Fernando Castaneda on drums.

The band’s reputation is building after playing over 100 shows. They have performed at Glastonbury 2013, St.Kilda Festival 2014 and 2015, Sydney Rd St Festival 2014, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 and Darebin Music Feast in 2012. They have created 10 renegade music festivals entitled 'House Party on Wheels' over 2 years with 25-45 bands playing at each. Lieutenant Jam have played at establishments such as The Espy, Cherry Bar, The Evelyn, Ding Dong Lounge, The Vineyard, Revolver, The Workers Club, 303, Pony, The Toff, The Tote, The Brunswick Hotel, The Reverence. They have also toured Hobart, Adelaide and the UK.

The band's diverse writing styles come from Anthony's (screenwriter currently getting a film made) narrative writing within his lyrics, Joel's English influenced rhymes within rock (Diverse taste in genres from being a band booker and music teacher) and Fernando's metal inspired technical wizardary (The Mexican music instrumental genius).

The band has featured on, Triple R 3RRR FM, Inpress, Beat Magazine and high figures on tripleJ Unearthed and Reverb Nation.

In late 2015 Lieutenant Jam will be working on the 'Heaven in the Wastelands EP' and their concept album.


Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

13 Apr 2015

Triple J

Any band that rhymes kazoo with fuck you is alright in my books.

Any band that rhymes kazoo with fuck you is alright in my books.