Artist info


Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots

Sounds like

John Butler....ish

band members

Kane Sole (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica) Justin Lewis (electric guitar, slide guitar, 12 string, backing vocals) Kent Walsdorf (bass, backing vocals) Harry Pettit (drums, percussion)


Anything that showcases great songwriting



Sons of May are:
Kane Sole (vocals/guitar/harmonica), Justin Lewis (lead guitar/12 string/slide guitar/backing vocals), Kent Walsdorf (Bass/backing vocals), and Harry Pettit (Drums/percussion).

Four lads with a tongue in cheek chemistry, a thirst for good times, and a mission to spread their love of high energy acoustic music.

Having spent the past two years honing their craft with gigs and festival appearances around Victoria, the band are proud to announce the release of their self-titled debut album.

Mixed & Co-Produced by Shane O’Mara (Tim Rodgers, The Audreys, Lisa Miller) and Mastered by Steve Smart (Vance Joy, Kasey Chambers, Crowded House) the album comes with a sigh of relief from the city living country-bred outfit.

With influences ranging from John Butler – The Pogues - Mumford & Sons - Rage Against The Machine -Tom Petty - Sublime. Sons of May’s pop-infused grit, sing along goodness, and infectious folk swagger offer an energetic urban take on the acoustic inspired genre.
In staying true to their roots, the band has crafted an album that best presents their live performance. Forgoing the usual studio shenanigans, the debut offering is a showcase of Sons of May in the flesh. Raw. Hard hitting. And Honest.

“Last night I was one of hundreds to experience the live version of Sons of May and they were irresistible. I won’t even try to pigeon hole their music because it’s unique … acoustic … raw and polished at the same time. It is also clear that these guys love what they do..” – Airey’s Inlet music festival 2014.

Sons of May will launch their debut album at Boney on November 23rd 2014.

Visit for tour updates and more news from the sons.

Band Highlights:

- Star of the West, Port Fairy during 2012, 2013, and 2014 Port Fairy Folk Festival.
- Melbourne's Sustainable Living Festival in 2013 and 2014.
- Aireys Inlet Music Festival 2014.
- Bellfest 2014 (private music festival held during Bells Beach surf competition).
- Kingston Harvest Festival 2014.
- Swagger Music Festival 2014.
- Bendigo Blues Roots Festival 2014.
- Canberra Country Blues Roots Festival 2014.