MMK Presents Nick Tart Band
Black Banner 10.45- 11.20pm
Sunshine Coast Hard/ Rock Thrash Metal
TBA 10pm- 10.30pm
Nick Tart Band 9.00pm-9.45pm
“This is the best band I've heard in a long time. The music is timeless, could be from any decade. There's actual beauty in Nick's voice, and wrenching and powerful in full flight never losing the sensitivity and longing. Soul/rock at it's best”
- Robert James, GANGgajang
Nick is a singer songwriter originating from England, who began his musical career gigging around the UK in established local bands. In 2004 whilst touring with his band Nick was approached by the influential rock band Diamond Head to join the band as their singer/songwriter. Nicks eleven-year reign with Diamond Head led to three album releases and extensive tours around the world supporting great bands such as Thin Lizzy, Megadeth, Europe and Metallica.
The highlight of Nicks career came about in 2011 when Sonisphere Festival organizers asked Diamond Head to open for Metallica at the prestigious Knebworth House, UK and Snowhall Parc, France.
George Walton (Guitar):
George hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He started playing guitar at age 14 and at 19 played his first ever live show on the same bill as Eric Clapton in Swaziland. In SA he performed with various bands including Iron Mask, Alchemy and Max Mindcrime. His band, Earthly Work, took out first place in the Johannesburg Battle of the Bands event with his original instrumental composition called “1771”. His passions for sound engineering, computers and gadgets led him into studio production and news radio before he emigrated to Australia.
Mark Saran (Drums):
Mark Saran was exposed to music at an early age and started to play drums at aged eight. His first introduction into the professional scene was when he was 14 playing in local clubs and bars, a few years later he was in popular in the recording arena as a session drummer for unsigned bands and local talent. Through his professional career, Mark has had the opportunity to play with many artists, including: The Rolling Stones, Diesel and many more. Mark is experienced in many styles of playing including rock, r&b, funk and jazz fusion.
Jay Kleinschmidt (Bass):
Jay has been a bass player for various rock bands in Brisbane for the past 5 years. He is also an accomplished piano player and teacher and has performed all over Australia, as well as an international tour of Indonesia. He has also supported Flyleaf when they toured Australia in 2013, at the Hi-Fi bar. He has also appeared in many theatre productions including Song: The Story of a Girl, a Bird, and a Teapot at the Brisbane Powerhouse
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Our songs are a mash up between Shoegaze, 90s rock and doom metal with fuzzy and ambient guitar sounds and powerful vocals.
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