Echo Del Tusker (ex-Tequila Mockingbyrd, Massive and Dead City Ruins) release debut single ‘Can’t Keep Your Man’ !


Listen up folks cos there’s some exciting rock n roll news coming outta Melbourne… some ex-members of Tequila Mockingbyrd, Massive and Dead City Ruins have joined forces and formed Echo Del Tusker – and if their debut single is anything to go by – the buzz around this outfit is more than justified…

When you’ve spent a healthy amount of years honing your craft as a musician, making
records, playing shows and touring Australia and the world, it’s normal to feel a sense
of immense pride in your accomplishments. So when three long-serving members of
the Melbourne rock scene found themselves not actively working as musicians, they
each realised that they still had the drive, passion and desire to continue creating
music. ‘The Itch’ had officially set-in and it was time to get back to work…

Estelle Artois (lead vocals/guitar) was a founding member of the female power-trio
Tequila Mockingbyrd, Brendan Forward (guitar) recorded and toured with Massive and
Mick Quee (bass) spent time with Dead City Ruins, Cicadastone and Perth’s Hailmary –
three rock ‘n’ roll lifers who found themselves musically single and unattached at the
same time. “We all came together after having left our old bands, and none of us were
done,” says Artois. “We really missed all those things that make you a working
musician playing in a band.”
The trio decided to meet up one afternoon at iconic Melbourne watering hole Whole
Lotta Love Bar to plot their musical return over a few Young Henry’s. Joshua Potter,
the drummer for Figures who is an infamous regular at the bar, was there and caught
wind of the new group’s intentions and wanted in. With the line-up now complete, Echo
Del Tusker was born.
Artois, Forward, Potter and Quee each contribute their own style and sound to the
band, and when scraped together Echo Del Tusker’s music contains fragments of
blues, rock, metal, garage and a bit of R&B – or as guitarist Forward has labelled it –
“guitar-driven soul rock.”
Echo Del Tusker’s debut single Can’t Keep Your Man was released on August 24th;
and this month the band will be back on the stage doing what they all do best –
indulging in the absolute joy that only playing music can bring.

Echo Del Tusker will be making their live debut at the Rebirth Festival at Max Watt’s in Melbourne on Sept 8th along with Dirt River Radio, Dellacoma Rio, Chasing Lana, Figures and more (source/info: Wanted Mgmt)

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