THE SAND PEBBLES
* Drummer PIET COLLINS rose to teen scream heights with "The Sharp".
* Bassist CHRIS HOLLOW won a handball competition on the Early Bird Show with Daryl Cotton.
* Vocalist ANDREW TANNER was a ghost writer for FOX FM’s "Take 40 Australia" & Barry Bissell.
* Guitarist BEN MICHAEL X was an Australian child acting star;
he peaked after playing the 2nd lead as one of the kids on the 70s
"Hector the Cat (look right, look left, look to the right again)" traffic ads.
* Organist BECK ZACK has wild honey hands.
Piet, Chris and Ben met whilst moonlighting as writers for the quality soap - "Neighbours" !!!
Days spent crafting coffee shop scenes for Madge, Harold and a stream of teenage starlets
drove them to an old taekwondo studio at nights to play experimental soundtrack rock.
A Melbourne fashion label shared the same building and after complaining about the ear shattering sounds
decided to feature the band’s music on a Helena Christensen led catwalk show.
The interest generated meant a film festival contract and a series of live performances being arranged.
The trio decided to draft in two friends, singer/guitarist Andrew Tanner and Beck Zack on mellotron to complete the lineup.
So far they’ve played everywhere from alternative country festivals to rave chill out rooms.
Special studio and stage guests have included high profile fans like ex-Coral Snake Dave Graney,
guitarist Matt Walker, Casanovas’ Tommy Love, and Decoy sampler Murray Jamieson.
They're next playing on Thursday 8th February at the Esplanade Hotel with the Working Class Ringos ...