Band of Frequencies
Words & Photos by Lauren Trickett
“Sending out soundwaves in arcing lines to peel along the shorelines of your mind….”
I caught up with psychedelic surf roots & progressive rockers Band of Frequencies yesterday during their rehearsals down at Alex Bridge Hall.
The Sunshine Coast outfit are preparing to kick off their WA Tour in Margaret River tonight, followed by some shows through Perth and as far up the coast as Broome.
Joining them as guest drummer on the WA leg is Margaret River’s own Lee Cummings.
These guys have played all over the world with the likes of Donovan Frankenreiter, John Butler Trio, Angus Stone, Bernard Fanning and Ash Grunwald; as well as some of the world’s most amazing festivals and events, among them the Billabong ‘Banzai’ Pipe Masters, Hawaii; North Shore Film Festival, Hawaii; Splendour in the Grass, A Day on the Green, Nannup Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival to name just a few.
True believers in sounds beyond boundaries, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of blues, roots, rock, funk and psychedelic styles. Their signature blend comes from years of live experimentation, constantly pushing their influences into the creative fires to see what melts, what explodes and what merges. They have now successfully forged a bond of sonic elements that represents their coastal roots and strikes a chord in the hearts of passionate music lovers around the globe. It’s this quality that has led to invitations to grace the stages of diverse festivals, at home and abroad, and to record soundtracks to several internationally released surf films.
The name Band of Frequencies refers to the concept that each person vibrates at a certain frequency. Like radio and TV stations, we also broadcast our particular band of frequencies at any given moment.
“We are just a Band of Freq’s doing our thing to raise the collective frequency through sound.”
Catch them tonight at Settlers Tavern from 8pm.