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First things first, let’s not confuse Garry David with being a solo act. For the uninitiated, Garry David is a 5 piece Sydney band that have been in existence since 2001. These days, they consist of the following members;
Michael Corey – guitar
Stanley Claret – bass
Bob Blunt – vocals
Trent Modern – guitar
Terence Van Stee/Dale Moore – drums
There’s some pedigree in this lineup as well. Both Claret and Corey played together in Whopping Big Naughty while Claret is still in The Momos, Modern is still in the Holy Soul, Van Stee was in Examplehead and is still in The Baddies, while Blunt fronts Beijing Bikini and is also known for his writing exploits – i.e. Blunt: A Biased History of Australian Rock (local music tome on the growth of independent music in the 1980s and 1990s)which was published by Prowling Tiger Press in 2001, plus The Year My Hair Fell Out (a tale of working and living in South Korea) which was published by Blunt himself.
The band has independently released three albums;
2002 – Australia’s Nelson Mandela
2009 – A Long Walk to Sodom
2019 – The Full Nelson
All three releases are available on bandcamp
Garry David are known for their staunch independent ethos and this is reflected not only in the back catalogue but also in their highly irreverent and authentic live performances. Having played around Sydney for some time now, they have garnered a loyal following. The band have grown up on a diet of DIY music ranging from local icons The Saints, feedtime, Venom P Stinger, to The Fall, Pop Group and Pere Ubu. That’s not to say the band are stylised or restricted by such references either. They have shared the stage more recently with Kim Salmon and the Scientists, 20 Guilders (Japan), Paul Kidney Experience, to name a few.
They can also be reached at https://www.facebook.com/garrydavidband
Sounds like: a blend of the ground breaking bio-acoustics of Roger Payne ("Songs Of The Humpback Whale") and the bands shared love for all things Chisel, Hamer & Tongues.. and of course the shining beacon of the Au$$ie underground spleen... Barnsey.. oi
This Sydney three piece make the right kind of noise that assaults you front on w/the right kind of smarts
-ie there’s some melody there, tuneful plundering bass, that amount of guitar without the showy licks,
some dreadfully honest lyrics, and ya solid stick work.
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