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Band Bio ;
Our style is cruisy and easy listening. It's the kind of music that is engaging and gets your toe tapping without being overpowering or putting you to sleep.
We play a range of styles including classic rock, reggae and alternative. We like to play tunes that are well known, but with a roughstone "twist" that sets us apart from other duos around town. We love playing Australian and Kiwi songs, and throw in the occasional original as well.
Roughstones instrumentation is Lead and back up Vocals, Keboard, Guitar, stomp box and loop pedal.
Personal bio ;
I have always loved music and have been playing the piano and singing since I can remember. In my twenties I joined a 5-piece band called Scenic Drive in Auckland, where I did back up vocals, tambourine bashing and keys. After moving to Cairns, I dabbled as a chorus member in a stage show called Miss Saigon with the Cairns Choral Society. After this a few show members started a dinner theatre production and through this I met Jen. We have been jamming ever since. I love music that evokes emotion, and am influenced by artists such as Coldplay, Tiki Taane, Bic Runga and Missy Higgins.
My love of playing music started when i was 5, on the organ, then clarinet in the concert band where i was given the opportunity to play drums which have been my main passion ever since, although i love the guitar and bass too! I played in several cover bands doing the Newcastle/Sydney pub and club circuit whilst studying Classical Music at Newcastle Conservatorium. I made the move to Lismore to complete a Bachelor of Contemporary Music where i had the opportunity to play in a variety of rock, reggae, soul, latino, afro cuban and jazz bands. I moved to cairns 5 years ago and now call Cairns home, having met awesome people and musicians such as Lianne O'Malley. I am a full time musician, teaching in schools and privately in the daylight hours and playing music by evening. Roughstone is my main project and i am currently the Drummer for The hot and wet Swing set and Clarktown.
|Rip Tide - Vance Joy
Im yours -Jason Mraz
Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Heart's a Mess - Missy Higgins
Love is a Two Way Street - Kimbra
Better man - Pearl Jam
Elderly woman behind a counter in a small town - Pearl Jam
Bullet with Butterfly wings - Smashing Pumpkins
Raiders - Owl Eyes
Everybody's talking - Harry Nilsson
10 thousand stones - Adrianne
Only exception - Paramore
Angel- Sarah McLachlan
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Just a Boy - Angus and Julia Stone
Wonderwall - Ryan Adam's version
You were meant for me - Jewel
Little lion man - Mumford and Sons
Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
The Scientist -Cold Play
Yellow - Cold play
This Old Love - Lior
Dream a Little Dream - Mama Cass Eliot
Fall at your Feet - Boy and Bear version
Better be home soon- Crowded House
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Black horse and a cherry tree - KT Turnstall
Get out - Fly My Pretty's
Use somebody - Kings of Leon
Always on my mind - Tiki Taane
The way - Fast ball
Drive - Bic Runga
To her Door- Paul kelly
Bullet with Butterfly Wings- Smashing Pumpkins
Karma Police - Radio Head
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Hotel California- The Eagles
|New Zealand Reggae, 80's, 90's, 2000's classics and alternative. We also play a variety of originals with alternative, folk and latin influences. They are all quite varied.
|We are a fresh to the Duo scene. We are seeking gigs from venues and private party's alike. We have played at the Courthouse Port Douglas, Straight on the Beach at Holloways beach, Raintrees Tavern and for private functions aboard Passions of Paridise.