Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Noel Gallagher, David Bowie, Status Quo, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, The Verve/Richard Ashcroft, BRMC, Against Me!, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Joy Divison, CHAMBERS, ELO, Radiohead, Ace Frehley, MI-SEX, The Bangles, The Rolling Stones, Kevin Borich, The Clash, Madness, Dee Dee and the T Byrds, Crowded House


band members

Prime8 - 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Fretless Bass, Banjo, Theremin, Synth, Piano, Keyboards, Drums and Vocals. Checkers - Drums, Guitar, Synth, Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone and Vocals.


Influences

Noel Gallagher, David Bowie, Richard Ashcroft, DJ Shadow, The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, The Kinks, Supergrass, MI-SEX, Crowded House, Ace Frehley, Status Quo, Black Sabbath, Silverchair, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Beck, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Electric Light Orchestra, Pink Floyd, The Commitments, The Proclaimers, Queen, Kevin Borich, Madness, Focus, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Nick Cave, The Smiths, Aphex Twin, Pearl Jam, Powderfinger, Neil Young, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Travis, Jon English, Skyhooks, Marc Bolan, Queens Of The Stoneage, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Iron Maiden, The Clash, King Crimson, Joy Division, The White Stripes


Unearthed artists we like

keith stone, Twopaw, SHE REX, The full moon effects


Website

www.thequagaars.com

Bio

The Quagaars are a rock band of sorts that consists of Prime8 and Checkers, with occasional assistance from whoever is interested. The band that became The Quagaars started off in the year 2000. Prime8 and Checkers started writing and recording songs under the names 'Glass Onion' and 'The Glass Tree Memorial Band'. After a series of line up and name changes, they became “The Quagaars”. Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Fretless Bass, Banjo, Theremin, Synth, Piano, Keyboards, Drums and Vocals. Checkers: Drums, Guitar, Synth, Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone and Vocals. The first album, “Dodge City Tombstone” was written and recorded between 2000 and 2010. After various technical holdups, it was finally pressed on vinyl in 2012. It features 12 original songs and a fairly obscure George Harrison song.

The band started a series of live performances at The Green Table in Dandenong. During this time, work began on the 2nd album, "Eternal Candlelight" which was finally released on Band Camp in 2016 with the vinyl version coming out in 2017. Speaking of coming out, it was also during this time frame that Prime8 came out as transgender. This would prove to be the inspiration for the 3rd album, "Evolver", a concept album about her journey from male to female. Work began on this album in 2016 and it's currently scheduled to be released mid-2018.

Some achievements and accomplishments: - Wrote and recorded the theme song for C31’s “The Gorilla Position”. - Made their first album completely independently. - Wrote and recorded music for various Pro Wrestling events in Melbourne. Footage: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBOyHLkfGRY8yYyw1Ov7QI6ygLbvYqQjv