Rolling Stones, Angels, Kings of Leon
Matty Stokes - vocals, Ben Nightingale - guitar, Murray Shepherd - drums, Leif Tisdell - bass.
Deep Purple, ACDC, Masters Apprentices
The Ride Ons are a Sydney band formed in early 2004 featuring 3 core members: Ben Nightingale, Murray Shepherd and Matty Stokes. Bassist Leif Tisdell joined the line up in 2009. January 2012 sees the band together for 7 years!! The Ride Ons have now played over 250 shows in Sydney, Queensland, Melbourne and throughout regional Australia - their high energy live shows are legendary. They were one of the Rock favourites at the 2010 & 2011 Tamworth Country Music Festival, and will return in 2012. The Ride Ons line-up has played some significant roles in Aussie music history:- Ben (guitar/vocals) The Sleepy Jackson, Don Walker, The Clouds, Psyclone Smyle Murray (drums/vocals) The Monarchs, Harpoon, The Screaming Tribesmen, The Hitmen Matty (vocals/guitar) The Chevrons, Plutonium Biscuit, The Great Dividing Range Leif (bass guitar) Bastard File, Tractor Jacuzzi Suit, The Great Dividing Range With a very respectable list of supports to such bands as LA Guns, Hoodoo Gurus, The Celibate Rifles, The Screaming Jets, The Pictures and The Lime Spiders and The Von Bondies, The Ride Ons deliver true classic Rock ‘n’ Roll with 3 x 45minute live sets of foot stomping original songs reminiscent of The Black Keys, AC/DC, Kings of Leon and The Rolling Stones. Their new EP TRANSMISSION:ON will be self launched at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2012.