Artist info


Punk, Rock

Sounds like

Motorhead, L7, Grinspoon, The Arctic Monkeys, Magic Dirt, Greenday

band members

Estelle Artois - vocals & guitar, Jess Reily - bass & backing vox, Josie O'Toole - drums & backing vox


Clutch, Alterbridge, Blink 182


Melbourne’s Tequila Mockingbyrd pack a high energy punch that will hit you from the first explosion of sound until long into the after party.

Comprised of Estelle Artois (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Jess Reily (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Josie O’Toole (Drums, Backing Vocals) the band are rapidly becoming known for their explosive live shows and punk rock sound. With an arsenal of catchy riffs and memorable choruses, Tequila Mockingbyrd pump out party anthems like ‘Good Time’ and their ode to Melbourne’s iconic Esplanade Hotel ‘Never Go Home’, then rip into bottom heavy stomping tracks such as ‘I Smell Rock n Roll’ and ‘Everyone Down’.

In 2014 Tequila Mockingbyrd headed out on their first round of national tours in support of their debut EP ‘T-Byrds are Go!’ which received rave reviews (below).

Since then, the trio has toured Australia multiple times and earned killer support slots with the likes of Baby Animals, The Superjesus and Thirsty Merc. At the end of 2015 the T-Byrds spread their wings internationally for first time, having the honour of touring The Middle East entertaining the troops.

2016 sees the trio return to the road with Thirsty Merc on a national tour, as well as warming up the stage for punk icon Richie Ramone whose management hand-picked the girls for the slot having heard their cover of The Ramone’s cult classic “Somebody Put Something in my Drink”.

Their debut album “Fight and Flight” fresh from Lighthill Sound Studios (produced by Ricki Rae - Electric Mary, Bellusira, Massive) is due for release May 20th 2016. Debut single (and fragrance!) “I Smell Rock n Roll” earned the trio Triple M airplay and a live studio performance. With another national tour looming June/July 2016 in support of the launch, and ambitions to spread their wings even further afield, it's definitely fair to say the T-Byrds are Go!

“That is incredible; those girls are so talented... what a voice... I love it!” - Lzzy Hale, Halestorm

“One of my favourite bands at the moment” - Ugly Phil, Triple M Radio

“This is infectious to the point where I can imagine crowds going nuts when it’s played live.” - Gary Trueman, Metal Mouth Magazine


Review by Veronica Milsom Veronica Milsom

31 Oct 2014

Triple J

super tight. pacey. real attitude. excellent.

super tight. pacey. real attitude. excellent.