Gang of Brothers; the next in the line up of featured artists at the 2018 Granite Town Festival Granite Town returns to the Moruya Racecourse on Saturday 6th October.
Gang of Brothers have been born into music. Brothers Andro, Dauno, Fenix and Banel Martinez hail from the prestigious musical Martinez Family (Martinez Akustica). Joining them on drums and lead vocals is brother Buddy Siolo, whose talents have taken him around the globe.
Together they are GANG OF BROTHERS.
G.O.B. recently got back from performing in L.A. with a stellar line up as the band for a one of a kind event “The Rhodes Fest” including George Benson, Greg Phillinganes (Stevie wonder, Michael Jackson) , Dexter Wansel (the Jacksons) , Michael Bearden (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Maxwell)
The Martinez boys have performed independently with all the major players in town and among the best from abroad. They’ve toured domestically and internationally with everyone from Michael Franti to Bryan Ferry, George Benson to Jackson Browne, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy (You can also throw in The Beach Boys, Julio Iglesias, Diana Krall and Andy Summers)
Buddy Siolo has recently been drumming on tour with Australian pop diva Delta Goodrem, and soon to tour with Jessica Mauboy. Perhaps all this is due to the total passion, percistance and pure talent, Since a casual jam with singer and drummer, Buddy Siolo on December 1st 2011, the brothers have been inseparable on and off stage.
As Andro recounts: “That day, we started playing a song I’d written called ‘Get Up On Ya Feet ‘n’ Testify’. Buddy’s interpretation was just amazing. The song had lacked life until then. It was like we’ve made Scarface without a main character then Al Pacino (buddy) waltzed in! ‘Testify’ was born that day.” And so was Gang of Brothers. G.O.B. Raved performances in the festival circuit including the Queenstown Jazz festival (New Zealand), Glebe Street fair festival 2012, Snowy Mountains Festival, Australian Blues festival and the festival of the Sun 2013, Beam festival 2013, Glebe street Fair, Auburn festival, NYE celebrations, Australia day celebrations to over 10000 people.
Liverpool NYE multiple years with 20K+ crowds, Colombo Jazz Festival (Sri Lanka). Rhodes Fest (USA) 2015 support for The legendary Roy Ayers, and many more local festivals.
Gang of Brothers is one of the premier bands in the Sydney live music circuit including venues such as The Basement, Blue Beat, The Annandale, Valve Bar, The Beach road hotel, Beaches hotel, Jam Gallery, Spring St Social, Sticky bar, The Newport Arms, The Argyle, Lazybones, to name a few.
The Debut single “Get up on ya feet n Testify” Has hit number one in several online charts for consecutive weeks, and has been released worldwide on itunes on the 23rd of July 2013 with a Video clip. The Launch event was a full house at the Forresters in Surry Hills.
Since then Gang of Brothers has released three other singles “Taking My Peace” , “She’s Gone”, “Going to the Pub” and “One More Round” which have received incredible response and likes on their video clips and downloads.
GOB is a full-scale assault on the senses and resistance to dancing is practically useless. And you don't have to be a funk afficionado to relate: their set comprises highly-recognisable tunes from the quality commercial end of the spectrum. In any case we're not talking puritanical funk, as the band crosses over comfortably into the realm of hard rock (witness Andro's blistering, Hendrix-like guitar solos), in the way of Kravitz, Prince, Living Colour; even the Isley or Neville Brothers. All-in-all, the parlance might be passé, but, as they themselves say, their music is seriously phat. Lloyd Bradford Sykes (Australian Stage)
Granite Town returns to the Moruya Racecourse for the 2018 festival on Saturday 6th October. Back in its very successful a one day format this year is going to be a cracker. The racecourse has proven to be an excellent venue for a music festival, surrounded by forest, not far from the beach, with large covered areas and a spacious grassy sloped festival ground so that everyone has a great view of the stage.
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Granite Town is fun for young and old that aims to deliver a family friendly festival, with a carefully selected lineup of the cream of Australia’s musicians. Expect funky brass sections, sweet soul music, a dash of reggae, fat beats, local talents, original compositions, and good time party with pleasing sounds. Plus there is the very popular Granite Town Record Fair, fabulous food trucks, fine beverages, kids activities and all the good times that Granite Town regulars have come to expect.
2018 Ticket Prices Online Ticket - $90 Gate Ticket - $100 Youth Ticket - $45 (12 - 17 years) Children Under 12 Free With Accompanying Adult BUY TICKETS HERE *********************************************************************************************************