LOVING WHALING BAN: The Band of Frequencies are proudly environmental.
LOVING WHALING BAN: The Band of Frequencies are proudly environmental. CONTRIBUTED

Freqs of nature bring it home

TRUE believers in sounds beyond boundaries, progressive surf roots rockers Band of Frequencies have played all over the world with the likes of John Butler, Angus Stone, Donovan Frankenreiter and Ash Grunwald.

They have also been invited to play at some incredible festivals including the Billabong "Banzai" Pipe Masters in Hawaii, North Shore Film Festival Hawaii, Green Room Festival Japan as well as some of Australia's premier festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and Woodford.

In 2012 the Sunny Coast lads won a Queensland music award for best blues and roots song of 2012 and have received some good play on national radio station Triple J.

Shannon "Sol" Carroll, OJ "The Juice" Newcomb, Mark Henman and Andrew Szumowski are individually brilliant musos but when they morph into Band of Frequencies they dial up whole new level and are a must-see act.

Recently Shannon (guitar and vocals) and Mark (drums) were enlisted as part of Bernard Fanning's band to tour around the Australia.

In between all the touring they managed to write most of the music for and featured in a stunning environmental doco called Transparentsea, which was made in America.

The Freqs have worked hard to ensure the safety and protection of whales and dolphins and the recent decision by the UN Court to ban the Japanese whalers from killing whales in Antarctica left them feeling pretty stoked about the outcome.

You'll be able to catch Band of Frequencies playing at the new Solbar with none other than the super-cool Ash Grunwald on Sunday, April 20.

 

Coming Up

April 4: Mat McHugh and the Seperatista Sound System (Solbar) $25 presale

April 11: Apollo and the Sun and Soula (Solbar)

April 19: Celibate Rifles and Support (Kings Beach Tavern)

April 19: Thisty Merc and Brodie Graham Band (Solbar)

April 20: Ash Grunwald and Band of Frequencies

April 26: Boy and Bear Caloundra RSL

May 17: Big Pineapple Music Festival, Bliss n Eso, The Living End, Art vs Science, Spiderbait, Dead Letter Circus, Alison Wonderland (33 acts)