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2014 Back on the Road Exciting News

Posted by icemanagement on August 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

After a little time off, I'm very excited to announce that I am back working full time with amazing musicians! Firstly I'm thrilled and totally pumped to be connected with Australian Rockers: Black Label Australia with Special Guest Angry Anderson. Check out their tunes at http://www.blacklabelaustralia.com.au . Always in our world is the great Craig Goldy (formerly DIO) you can see his link on the home page. Mr Hate with Budgies Steve Williams, brilliant cover band having a blast in pubs of Wales. Looking forward to being Back On The Road!

Inch High

Posted by icemanagement on December 21, 2008 at 7:58 PM Comments comments (0)

In 5 short years, hard work and top tunes have seen Co. Down rockers Inch High establish themselves as one of the premier rock acts in N.Ireland.

Their 2005 self-released debut album “Look kids, its Big Ben” received widespread critical acclaim including a 4K review in rock/metal bible Kerrang! Magazine. Support slots with The Answer, showcase gigs in London and a top 5 inclusion in the “Best unsigned band” category of the 2005 Kerrang! Reader’s poll finished off an already amazing year.

2006 saw the band developing their fan base with an already renowned live reputation landing them numerous headline appearances at rock nights throughout Ireland. They also got a coveted slot on the Belfast leg of the 2006 IMRO showcase tour in June, a slot at the Celtic Fusion festival in August, a support slot with UK rock legends The Quireboys in September and an inclusion on the 10th anniversary line-up of the belFEST showcase event.

July 2007 saw the release of the “Above Board and Legal” EP through digital download specialists Turmic records with the EP available on, amongst others, iTunes, Rhapsody and eMusic. The 6 song release included three songs from “Look kids…” as well as three new songs.

Classic Rock magazine contributor Jeff Collins described “Above Board and Legal” as “…having more hooks than a convention of one-armed pirates…hard-hitting, a real joy to listen to…Inch High in name, potential rock giants in the making…”

Feb 2008 saw the band supporting NWOBHM legends, Tygers of Pan Tang, on the Irish leg of their UK tour.

The highlight of the year to date has been the bands support slot to The Answer in Belfast's Spring & Airbrake and support to Black Stone Cherry

Argus

Posted by icemanagement on December 21, 2008 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Argus is a 4 piece band that formed in Tasmania at the end of 2005. In October 2007, Argus was signed to Warrior Records in Hollywood L.A, with a worldwide “Universal Music Group Distribution” deal. Argus’ debut album will be released through Warrior/UMGD February 2009.

 

 

Early 2006, Argus landed a Licensing and Publishing promotional deal through Australian Music Marketing Abroad, for 3 songs and a 1/4 page spread in the 25th issue of their magazine, next to artists like "Cuba Gooding", "Don Johnson" and "Elvis Costello", the magazine was showcased at Midem-France and Popkomm-Germany.

 

From the month of September to October 2006 at Garageband.com, one of Argus’ first demo songs recorded was voted (by the public)

 

 

Best male vocals

 

Best Guitars

 

Best Drums

 

Best Melody

 

Track of the Day on 20 Sept 2006 in Experimental Rock

 

 

Argus has played for many charity events including the Tasmanian Wilderness society, Tasmanian Raptor Refuge and the Blue Tiers Festival. Focussing on environmental issues and the preservation of native wildlife. lead singer Mat Bond has worked as a ranger for the Tasmanian Reptile Rescue service for the past 5 years, relocating Tiger snakes, Copperhead’s and other reptiles.

 

 

Lead singer / songwriter / guitarist Mat Bond, originally from Papua New Guinea (a Tasmanian expatriate born in Lae-Morobe Province) was exposed to local Papua New Guinean cultural music from birth, made his first electric bass guitar at age 7 and was given a dulcimer at age 8, Mat was also lucky enough to receive classical guitar lessons before his family moved to Tasmania, when Mat was 15. At 16 Mat began classical vocal training before singing for a number of local Hobart bands. After years being a part of the local Tasmanian music and film scene, in 2004 Mat was asked to play in Miami at the "Hot Wet Miami Beach show" on the strength of one of his film soundtrack demos, but living on the other side of the world ended this idea without funding. Instead, he was made Artist of the month, August 2004 on the show’s promotional web site. Mat then formed the beginnings of Argus with Peter Milic and was asked to perform at the Blue Tiers Festival (Tasmania) at the end of 2005.

 

 

Originally from Adelaide, Peter Milic (Bass) has been playing different instruments in various outfits around Australia and Europe for the past 20 years. Peter’s influences include: Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, David Burn, Devo, Radio Birdman, and MC5.

 

 

Trent Spice (on drums) had been playing away in a place called Huonville, Tasmania until he was enlisted. Trent’s influences include : Pavement, Sonic Youth, and Pink Floyd.

 

 

Campbell Murphy (Keyboards) had been in different Australian outfits over the years, including supporting "Daryl Braithwaite" and "Spy vs Spy" - while on their national tours. One evening down the line, he got on stage with Argus at a club, he’s never left. Campbell’s influences include: The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and a whole lot of Blues.

 

Campbell completes the group, which enables Argus to deliver its energetic, melody-based songs and passionate rock ballads in a way Mat couldn’t do on his own.

 

 

The unique flavour Argus fronts, comes from its members colourful archive of musical tastes and lifelong love of music.

 

 

www.argus.id.au

 

www.myspace.com/weareargus

 

 

 


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