Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Zac Gomes - Vocals/Guitar Michael Calcutt - Lead Guitar Aiden Berenger - Bass Guitar Diego Barraza - Drums


Bio

In the Summer of 2016, four young men hailing from the depths of South-West of Sydney, the green pastures of Camden if you wish, decided that maybe it was time for a new beginning. This previously spoken of ‘new beginning’, on a warm summer night, at none other than the Camden Bowling Club, was to be the formation of The Shang. An infusion of dub, psych and old school, no-nonsense rock and roll was deemed to be the pathway that the four-piece would journey down.

In 2017, with a great amount of effort and deliberation, their debut single was born, and has since amassed upwards of half a million plays on Spotify. In order to follow this, with further effort and deliberation, their debut EP was released in the winter of 2017, titled The Kiki EP. Since then, The Shang has released two more singles and played countless shows in and around Sydney, and at the start of 2019, embarked on a
national tour, growing their audience significantly, and selling out the world renowned/ universally recognised Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar.

In recent times, The Shang embarked on their four-date ‘East Coast Tour’, pulling audiences left, right and centre, eventuating in another SOLD OUT Sydney show at none other than The Lord Gladstone, Chippendale. The four horsemen of the far South West have since released two singles, ‘Long Way Up’ and ‘Games ft. Rops1’ receiving triple j unearthed rotation, plays on ‘Home and Hosed’ and ‘2020’ with Richard Kingsmill. With praise from industry heavyweights, such as their own parents, their heavily obliged mates, and further heavily obliged significant others, The Shang are thought to be setting down a path travelled by many, but conquered by few. Stay alert, for the tale of The Shang from The Wild (South) West will continue...

‘I don't know what a Shang is, but if it sounds like this I love it.’ - Celline Narinli (triple j unearthed)

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

28 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

I really like the way that The Shang mix up the mood at a moment's notice. Just straight up and full of assurance.

I really like the way that The Shang mix up the mood at a moment's notice. Just straight up and full of assurance.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

10 Jul 2020

Triple J
35

Ooooh yes that lil switch up mid way, had me bobbing my head

Ooooh yes that lil switch up mid way, had me bobbing my head

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

some more infectious, liquid rock n roll from the shang. love that turn of pace too as the warble turns to something a bit more urgent.

some more infectious, liquid rock n roll from the shang. love that turn of pace too as the warble turns to something a bit more urgent.