Ceberano launched Kensal Road, her first record of original songs in more than a decade, from behind the kit last night. She joked her dual duties were due to a tight tour budget. "We are cutting down on costs, that's why I am drumming," she said at the Sydney gig.
But later Ceberano admitted she was personally taking care of the percussion duties so she could hire two enterprising backing singers. Jess Fairlie and Alison Ainsworth scored a sneaky preview of the album via their singing teacher, who also happens to be godmother to Ceberano's daughter Gypsy.
The young women devised harmonies and backing vocals to all of Kensal Road's songs, called Ceberano and asked to sing for her. "So I told them 'OK, you are coming with us and I'm drumming'," she told the audience.
One of the world's most exciting young drummers. Jason began playing drums at the tender age of 3 and has never looked back. Playing throughout school in many local bands and in high school big bands, Jason's professional debut was made at the age of just 14, where he began touring the world with Las Vegas show "Elvis To The Max".
Jason has toured with Eric Johnson, backed up 'The Hellecasters', as well as on major TV shows, Hey Hey It's Saturday, The Footy Show, Kerri Anne ect . .
Jason was asked to join Sony Music's biggest new signing "Syndicate". Working tirelessly in the studio recording and preparing for the album's global release and tour late 2010.
Byron began his musical training through the study of Classical piano from a young age. He now regularly performs on keyboards in various funk/pop/jazz acts around Sydney.
Byron utilises many cymbals in his hand percussion setup – and is a big fan of the Kahzan ‘Vintage’ series sound with his Flamenco and African performances.
Byron’s latest performance concept melds his piano playing and percussion skills into one – developing a unique performance style where he plays keyboards and percussion simultaneously. Kahzan cymbals are a very important part of the ensemble. He can be seen utilising this innovative setup on the live music scene with various artists, who have all featured on ‘The Voice’ series; including Kinetic Method (feat. Luke Koteras), Rosie Henshaw, Lionel Cole, Chris Sebastian and Michael Duchesne.
“ . . . Kahzan Cymbals have a Great Dynamic Range . . . ”
Jemima plays drums for Melbourne based band Khancoban. She has shared stages with Built to Spill (USA), Something For Kate, Missy Higgins, New Buffalo, Sodastream, 78 Saab and has performed with ex-Lemonheads bassist Nic Dalton.
Khancoban have two releases to date: a self-titled mini album as well as the ‘Limbs May Fall' long player. Both came out through Sydney based Half A Cow Records.
Jemima uses the Kahzan Vintage & Vintage Dark cymbal range as they are fantastic and affordable hand cast cymbals. She plays a jazz kit and has a quiet, subtle style based on adding texture and dynamics and she finds the Kahzan cymbals suit her style of playing perfectly.
Jemima's favourite drummers are Jim White (Dirty Three), Mo Tucker (The Velvet Underground) and she loves the drum production of Phil Spector's most famous works.
Starting to play drums from the age of 4, David Ruberto has quickly progressed to becoming one of the more versatile and innovative drummers in Melbourne. Playing in multiple bands, session drumming for renowned acts and teaching young drummers his trade, David’s fluency and comfort behind the kit is second to none.
Gigging genres from Hardcore to Gospel, Pop-Punk to Hip-Hop, his passion is clear through the aggressive and entertaining live
shows he puts on through the bands Plan The Escape, This Years Coming and Aubrey Grove.
“I finally found now that I have the perfect cymbal for every style of music”
For the past 20 years Kevin has been a prominent name in the Australian music scene, recording and touring with some of Australia’s biggest names. Russell Morris, CKM (Darryl Cotton, Jim Keays and Russell Morris) and Brian Cadd.
For seven years Kevin toured, wrote and recorded extensively throughout USA, New Zealand and Canada with the Little River Band.
Davey Porter, a drummer from Melbourne Australia i was born in Castor Bay, Auckland New Zealand of (MAORI) desent(NGHAPUHI TRIBE) in 1968. "I Started banging pots & pans from age 5yrs in otara until i got my first kit from my uncle at about age 10yrs which only lasted two weeks then mysteriously went missing,i then migrated to melbourne/australia in 1979 with my parents"..
Davey has toured Australia & Overseas in the past 20yrs opening for international acts - BRYAN FERRY, BILLY JOEL, INXS, SEAN PAUL, KCI & JO JO, JIMMY CLIFF, GEORGE THOROGOOD, ERIC CLAPTON, AL SLAVIK, GEORGE LYNCH, CHRIS ISAKK, COSBY STILS & NASH.
Also played live & recorded with - IAN MOSS, JAMES REYNE, RENEE GEYER, MARGRET URLICH, WOLFGRAMM SISTERS, DARYL BRAITHWAITE, GLEN SHORROCK, RUSSELL MORRIS, BLACK SORROWS, RICK PRICE, TINA ARENA, VANESSA AMOROSI, ROSS WILSON, KATE CEBERANO, DEBRA BYRNE, JAMES BLUNDELL,VIKA&LINDA BULL, JENNY MORRIS, JOHN FARNHAM, TOMMY EMANNUEL, DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, ERAN JAMES.
Currently have been working solidly 2002-2008 with australian Icon Singer,Songwriter,Producer,Living Legend - ROSS WILSON & THE URBAN LEGENDS).
Starfish burst on to the charts in 1993 with their classic cover of Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain. It was the only cover the band recorded. A string of hits followed, including Mountain, Four Letter Word and Accidentally Cool.
A drummer and guitarist since the age of ten, fifteen years ago that Daniel bought his first pair of Timbales.
He has since been a constant figure on the Melbourne world music scene having played with percussion bands Bad Boys Batucada, Tumbarumba and Funk Del Mundo.
As the Percussionist for Melbourne based Funk/Reggae/Latin band Sol Nation, Daniel toured and gigged constantly starting right off the back of their successful self-titled debut EP.
After the EP was snapped up by the MGM label, Sol Nation took to the stage at the St Kilda Festival, Cairns’ Reggaetown, the Sydney Road Street Party, Canberra Multicultural Festival, Australasian World Music Expo, not to mention near-constant tours.
After bringing in the 2010/2011 New Year at Darling Harbour in front of 30,000+ people, they returned to help celebrate Australia Day 2011.
Daniel went straight into the studio wasting no time recording and releasing single number one, “Stone Crow” with brand new Californian Blues/Rock trio LONE TYGER.
With a tour of California in the works for late 2012, this whisky soaked Blues/rock trio is turning heads right off the bat.
Heading into the studio to record their debut EP in mid 2012 with very special guest producers and musicians, the reviews that have already compared them to Hendrix and the Black Keys and stated that they are “definitely a group to watch” have helped create a very early and exciting little buzz around the band.
" the most even sounding cymbals I have ever used,acoustically they sit
beautifully with the drum kitt "
Sam has been a part of the live music scene for over nineteen years; playing with successful bands he has helped form, plus a huge list of solo artists. Sam began playing at twelve, studying under John Corniola and Started gigging part time in pubs at the age of sixteen. At eighteen I was playing five nights a week with Hot Fat, Young Elvis, Dentist Drill, Plasticine and later Millennium Bug to name a few. Live appearances on TV. Shows such as Hey Hey its Saturday, Top 40, Rove and many more with Jenny Morris, Shaun Mullins, Nick Barker, Gina Jeffries, Troy Cassidaily, David Franj, Plasticine & Monique Brumby. Upon my return I toured around Australia with David Franj on the Rumba tour (Bon Jovi, Pink, Shaggy, etc) we toured 3 very successful singles with that band. Sold out shows throughout Australia. Also continuing my own projects with a band called Silver Night Drive, playing the East coast many times and backing Jet and The Vines along the way.
Currently working with an amazing rap artist Seany B; he has a major hit on radio and in the club scene with his single “Flaunt It”. Now awaiting the release of his album that will involve extensive touring
to follow up the his single.
SHAUN "Smurf" KELLY from RUST
"Kahzan Tribal Series are great, they really cut through & they are very, very loud!"
With over 25 years of drumming experience, Smurf has played in some of Sydney's most
prominent punk, hardcore & thrash bands including Bezerk, World War XXIV & Crankcase.
Currently playing for Sydney street punk kings RUST, who have landed support spots for the likes
of The Exploited, UK Subs, DOA, The Business, Sham 69, The Varukers, The Vibrators, GBH, The
Misfits & Rose Tattoo.
RUST have toured Australia extensively, as well as New Zealand & the UK, playing the massive
Rebellion Festival in Blackpool in 2009 & are confirmed to play it again in 2011.
Lean Mean Street Machine is the third release from RUST & will be re-released, along with the Black
Rats CD, by STP Records (UK), in 2011.
Simon has been playing drums for the majority of his existence it's what he love's to do, having
played “live”extensively in Australia and Overseas and recorded a number of albums with different
bands, Simon loves to practice his art, spending as much time as possible, fine tuning what he
already knows or learning new ways to enhance the music he plays with precision and taste,
sometimes with the “less is more” approach or flamboyance if required, all the time respecting the
music. He loves Hard rock/Metal and in keeping with that he has found a home with Band, “Our Lady Of
Pain” a Dark Rock band hailing from Geelong, Looking to head into the studio in 2012, and playing
live in and around Melbourne keep on the lookout for us. Simon has been proudly using Kahzan Cymbals since 2009, and finds the Tribal range to be his
weapons of choice. Influences are: Chad Smith, Gavin Harrison, Mike Portnoy, Nicko McBrain and Thomas Haake.
Steve was heavily involved in the Melbourne independent music scene from the mid 80’s with various bands such as The Bleeding Heart, Lou Lasoo and the Ropeables, Sherry Rich and the Grievous Angels, Hub, The Dili Allstars, Blind Lemon Chicken and more recently Hog Belly Morton’s Country Review and Matt Dwyer’s Little Big Band.
I have been helping drummers for over 15 years in the capacity of drum retail sales at drumtek in the early 90’s, then at Revolver Music Gallery and more recently when I was lucky enough to open my own drum store on the 7th of October 2001 – Revolver Drums was born.
Why do I play Kahzan Vintage cymbals when I have many options available to me as the owner of Revolver Drums?
“ In a nutshell it’s the sound ( quick, dry and musical ) they so suit my style and the music I play – I am a convert and the price will absolutely blow you away”.
CHRIS DEWSBURY from ialone
Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, ialone (a heavy four piece rock/screamo band) formed midway through 2004. The band began writing songs and playing shows soon after forming. As a new band on the scene, with an original sound, ialone entered the 2004 Wild Turkey Battle of the Bands competition at Mona Vale Hotel. After emerging as clear and popular winners, ialone decided to add a second guitarist to their line up. 2006 saw the band playing live shows across Sydney (and further south) with bands such as After the Fall, Kid Courageous, Something with Numbers, 28 days and plenty of local acts. In June the music video for “Myself Again” appeared on a DVD on the front cover of Blunt Magazine. They released their debut EP in September and also had interviews on Foxtel and TVS.
To see the year out, ialone was endorsed by KILL BRAND clothing and had their song “Shotgun Romance” on a local surf movie.
Look forward to seeing you at a live show soon!
BRENDON WALKER from Dead Deities
Dead Deities could easily be considered a heavy metal version of Midnight Oil. Socially conscious, political, controversial and uncompromising, their styles rests somewhere between Rage Against The Machine and Iron Maiden. Old school guitar riffs and Euro-metal style double harmonies combine with a brash punk edginess.
Their debut album “Valley of the Giants” was released in January 2013. Choosing to enlist the services of Darren “Jenk” Jenkins to mix the album on an SSL analogue console at the legendary “Grove Studios” (formerly owned by members of INXS), meant the album has a high production quality and boasts an expensive budget for an independent release.
“I think people can take our message or leave it” Munn says. “We are here to stay and will be making a few albums. What we have is genuine and for now we’re just enjoying people hearing Valley of the Giants. If people want to dig further, there’s plenty to think about.” With a live show that is energetic and musically intricate, the symbolism of singer Nathan Burling’s megaphone cannot be ignored. Denouncing religion and Australia’s policy of off shore detention centres, one is left to ponder that there is much to explore in the music of Dead Deities and this is only the beginning.
Powerful, energetic and determined; SHANE TURVILLE is a force to be reckoned with. The influence of music from an early age, the heavier styles in particular, played a big part shaping his life and born with a natural knack for rhythms the drums became an obvious choice of instrument. Sitting at the throne for the hard hitting acts Bronson and Witchgrinder, plus session work on the side keeps Shane quite busy.... but nevertheless happy!
Picking up the drumsticks at the age of two, Jake Roxas, at 18 years of age, is developing a growing reputation in the music business.
He performed his first gig at three years of age in 1998 along-side his father in the Red Faces competition segment of Hey Hey it’s Saturday.
Jake has performed with a variety of different artists. These include artists such as, Fatai V (The Voice), Paula Parore (The Voice), Joanne Accom (“Jackie”), Bev Killick (Australian Comedian), Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera) and various Filipino celebrities over the years. Jake has also performed with The Red Jane Show who received airplay in 2010 on the Australia’s Got Talent TV series.
Jake has participated numerous times in the Australia’s Best Up & Coming Drummer competitions and placed 4th in 2007, 3rd in 2008 and 2nd in 2009.
Jake is currently working with a popular cover band, Un-Limited. He has been playing regular residencies at Young & Jackson’s in the Melbourne every Friday night and The Royal Hotel in Sunbury on Saturday nights and regularly plays at The Lambys Bar in Geelong and The Burvale Hotel along with a number of corporate events.
I began playing drums at the age of 7 learning all different genres and styles of drumming. Played in my high school band and also went to the Australian Institute of Music.
Played in local bands, high school bands, University bands, with different artists and musicians around Australia and Internationally, with such artists like, Rosie Henshaw (VOICE), William (Black Eyed Peas), Nathaniel Willemse (X FACTOR), Tabitha Omaji, Lionel Cole, Suite AZ Band, Brown Sugar Music Band, Michael Duchesne, Soul Nights, Caribbean Soul, Jeremy Gregory and many more.
I also am heavily involved in Church as well as I am in the C3 Silverwater Church Campus Band where I have been attending for almost a year now. I can play all Genres from Gospel, Funk, Neo Soul, RnB/Hip Hop, Latin, Rock and Jazz. Heard about Kahzan Cymbals from a friend by the name of Byron Mark and once I played I was in love instantly big thanks to him. In the end drums is my Passion and Kahzan Cymbals have helped me develop my own sound and tone that I’ve been looking for.