What’s something we wouldn’t guess about your band members? That we perform music (hahaha). In person, the three of us are kind of shy guys, I guess, but when we get on stage and play our music, we unleash! All three of us just go nuts and try to put on the best show we can for audiences.
If you had one music wish, what would it be? We want more than anything else in the world to become a big successful band and tour the world. It’s something all three of us want because of our passion for our music and performing. It’s just the best feeling you could have and we want to do this forever, as a career.
Why do you think Aussies will take to your band? Australian music fans love diversity in the music scene, and Stolen Memories’ music is very original and very diverse. Our music appeals to all ages and all ages enjoy it. We believe that the Australian music scene needs something different – that they've never heard before – and we’re going to give it to them.
If you had to sum up your band in three words, what would they be? Next biggest thing. Which bands have had the biggest influences on your career? We draw our influences from the 60s and 70s sounds like The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, AC/DC etc.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be? And why? It would definitely have to be an artist from the 60's and 70's rock era. I'd probably have to say Fleetwood Mac or Black Sabbath because they’re amazing talents. The sounds they produced inspired a lot of today, like us, and were so original and soulful, and you can still feel the energy in every note.
Stolen Memories' background
Stolen Memories have won a heap of bands competitions and have played at plenty of venues around Newcastle and Sydney.
The band recently won NSW’s statewide band competition, Youth Rock 2009, racking up more than $10,000 worth of prizes and the year before, they scored the second top spot, winning more than $2000 in prizes and beating 30 of the state’s best bands.
Stolen Memories supported British India at the 2009 Sydney Royal Easter Show, performed at the 21st Youth Rock Anniversary Concert at Sutherland Entertainment Centre, and was hand-picked by the NSW Board of Studies Music Department to perform at the Sydney Exhibition Centre in front of 5000 NSW teachers for a Student/Teacher Conference Exhibition.
Stolen Memories won the 2008 Penrith Panthers Minx Maestros Battle Of The Bands, the 2008 Sea FM Battle Of The Bands as well as the 2008 Let There Be School Rock competition at the Civic Theatre in Newcastle.
According to the band, they’ve already attracted interest from various label and management companies.