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Music Auditions: The Minimals - Reggae - Melbourne, Australia | Music Discovery XO


MUSIC AUDITIONS
REGGAE
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

14-10-2020 17:15 GMT







The Minimals
Reggae Music Band
Melbourne, Australia





Biography:

MINIMALISTS, UNITE! The Minimals are a four piece ‘Ska Wave’ band founded in 2019 near the estuary of the Yarra River and Port Philip Bay, Kulin Nation. The band line-up consists of, Sad Face on guitar, kazoo and vocals, Angry Face on bass, Cool Face on the saxophone and Happy Face on drums. The Minimals are proud advocates for mental health well-being and Autism awareness. They have assigned faces that are influenced by the autism learning tools, are to demonstrate struggles experienced in being defined by one’s condition and as a form of rebellion against the stigma often attached. How does the band get this across in their songs? By relating their experiences with mental illness in their lyrics: “This EP is a manifesto of thoughts from the perspectives of people who experience life in an alternative way. This is not just about me, it’s about the band and all like us. We are neuro-diverse and we want to make you boogie. We make music for those who long for a fairer society with and a more even distribution of wealth by pushing for multi-national corporations that have a negative impact on the planet to pay” We are The Minimals.




Career Goals | Objectives:

To get more fans and have the opportunity to tour the UK and Europe. Radio play and a record deal would be great too




Music Education | Training | Qualifications:

Currently completing bachelor of arts/music at Melbourne Polytechnic




Musical Instruments | Studio Equipment:

Martinez acoustic guitar, Wooden Kazoo, Logic Pro X, QPR ribbon mic, Beheringer pencil mics, Mac Book air, Senheiser e609 mic, acoustic bass guitar, DXP juniour drumkit




Influences | Sounds Like:

we are often compared to The Jam, Talking Heads and The Beat. My song writing is influenced by Desmond Dekker, Paul Weller, Damon Albarn, Django Reinhardt and John Lennon




Live Performance History | Residencies | Touring Experience:

Before Covid-19 we did. We were able to do 7 shows after forming in December and the pubs shutting down in March. We also did a few Live stream gigs before the city of Melbourne went into complete lockdown.




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