Artist info

Genre

Rock


Sounds like

Rock and Roll, Good, time


band members

Jimi Coelli - Bass and Vocals Thomas James Watson - Guitar and Vocals Callum Routledge - Drums and Vocals


Influences

led zeppelin, Brian Setzer, Queens Of The Stone Age


Bio

Before 2009, mayhem ruled the streets of Melbourne. Bandits roamed the alleyways, preying on unsuspecting music lovers with unbridled chaos. It was clear someone needed to clean up the mess. Enter Sheriff. The band got down and dirty with the crims that lined the sticky carpet of Melbourne’s pubs and bars. They busted eardrums, they tore shreds from their detractors and they poured sweat onto anyone who got in their way. They released their first, self-titled EP in 2012 with much gusto, and gigged relentlessly. No weeknight was sober enough to withstand the visceral assault that Sheriff gave it; the weekend was no luckier. In 2013 Sheriff released their second EP entitled 'Roughhouse Hymns'. Taking the elements of down-home southern rock’n’roll, and throwing themselves at it with frenetic passion, their second EP was a rambunctious cacophony of guitar riffs, drum beats and blood-curdling vocals.

The trio have continued to destroyed stages throughout the country over the past couple of years with relentless touring of capital cities and regional areas.

They've recently released wild new single 'The Ghosts Of Saturday Night' and are set to commence the recording of their debut full length release later in 2015.

Go see their live show. Sheriff are guaranteed to not only rock your socks off, but wrap them around your neck and strangle all but the most critical elements of your soul.

“Sheriff are one of the most talented rock ‘n’ roll bands in Australia. If you haven’t seen them yet, you’re missing out. Seriously. They’re so good that, without experiencing them live, there is a hole in your life.” (Matt Haycroft (very.live magazine)

“Sheer chaos was the order of the night with the final act, Sheriff. Exhibiting the ‘bad boy blues’ of early AC/DC and giving it the musical equivalent of a good kick in the gonads while wearing steel capped boots, Sheriff revelled in their musically tight but wildly unpredictable approach to playing live. – Neil Evans (Tone Deaf.com.au)

“For want of a better metaphor, Sheriff are the difference between a meaty stew and a thin broth. Endearing and full of heart, they will leave you with the utmost sense of satisfaction. Unafraid to challenge the stereotype they have created something monstrous, challenging you to ever lose interest, or even try to look away. They’ll find you. They are Sheriff after all.” Esther Rivers (Inpress magazine)

"The entire set is perfectly orchestrated pandemonium complete with stage invasions and Watson surfing over the crowd astride a demonic looking horse...Sheriff are certainly going to be a tough act to follow." Maddison Thomas (Beat Magazine)

Review

megatronicles

31 Mar 2014

50

Catchy, bluesy, and has awesome call and response vocals!

Catchy, bluesy, and has awesome call and response vocals!

Review

sonlozza

30 Nov 2011

50

Sheriff is exactly the sort of band that should be getting air time. They are absolutely amazing

Sheriff is exactly the sort of band that should be getting air time. They are absolutely amazing

Review

Reviewed by JackCrane JackCrane

17 Nov 2011

Super Reviewer
50

Imagine being curb stomped, thrown in a bin, piffed down a hill and smashed into a freezing river. This is pretty much what I felt like after listening to Sheriff. What You Want highlights Jimi's killer voice with some incredible and heavy guitar and drum work peaking mid way through the song. A throw back to solid rock this track is beautiful.

Imagine being curb stomped, thrown in a bin, piffed down a hill and smashed into a freezing river. This is pretty much what I felt like after listening to Sheriff. What You Want highlights Jimi's killer voice with some incredible and heavy guitar and drum work peaking mid way through the song. A throw back to solid rock this track is beautiful.