The Graveltones
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The Graveltones

Genre:
Rock

Guitar + Drums = Noise

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Introduction

Guitar + Drums = Noise

Bio

Two boys from two towns in Australia run away to London in search of a channel for their immense musical talents. A chance meeting on London’s famous Tin Pan Alley, where the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Sex Pistols were part of the furniture back in the day, brings them together into a music studio for an exploratory Jam session... No-one knows what happened in that room on that day, but the world, or at least most of central London certainly heard what happened next: three days later, the pair were tearing the roof off the 100 Club, and in a couple more days, phone-made videos of that first gig were circulating the cyber waves. This was a rock epiphany. The Graveltones had arrived. That was February 2011. Two years on, the Graveltones story-so-far has unfolded in epic proportions. They have played over 250 live shows world wide, with tours of Australia and Europe in 2012 embellishing the UK and London gig CV, an astonishing feat of Beatle-esque proportions. For anyone lucky enough to have been taken by the ears and grooved around a room by this band, Jimmy O (guitars/vocals) and Mikey Sorbello (Drums/noises) will have left a lasting impression. Punters, journalists, broadcasters, even fellow pro musicians such as former Steely Dan guitarist Elliott Randall pretty much all agree (in Elliott’s words) that The Graveltones ‘Deliver the most exciting, musical, and texturally compelling sounds of any duo I’ve had the pleasure of listening to (and jamming with!)’. As well as success on the road, this two-piece blues-rock thunderclap have also been very busy gracing us with some stunning studio performances. The eponymous debut EP, recorded in just two days, features the core of their live set and has gone down in a similar way to the gigs with the media and the fans. Rave reviews online and in magazines all over the globe proclaim the coming of musical greatness, with London’s Grapevine Music gushing, ‘it’s so exciting to be there just at the start of something amazing’. The Irish Lottery also took advantage of their phenomenal studio sound using ‘I Want Your Love’ as the theme tune to their recent (and very successful) TV advertising campaign, leaving the entire nation wondering ‘who’s that band?’ The entire nation, and indeed the rest of the world is about to find out. As The Graveltones continue to surf the crest of their own tumultuous wave, 2013 is set to raise the bar to greater heights. Whereas is 2012, the majority of the media were talking about a band who ‘may soon join the paired ranks of their peers’ (Rave Magazine Australia), this year should see a few of their excited prophesies coming to fruition. A new year, a new management deal, a new band for the world to love and covet. And on top of all of this, these are two of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet. If you’re at a show, or you spot them on the street, don’t be afraid to say hello. Words by Jimmy Hayward (FreeTheJam) January 2013