A very pleasant time spent upstairs at the Market Hotel in South Melbourne with the three members of Tequila Mockingbyrd – rock band.
The very inspiring and talented group – Josie, Estelle and Jess – the PR blurb says it all with words, here they are with their words.
The interview is here:
There is music through the trees,
On the wind
Cracking of a fire,
Paddock of grass in the wind,
Splashing and trickling and crashing of water
Sound can be interpreted by a ‘hearer’ or a ‘seer’
It’s accessible to us all …
Wind, water, fire, air and earth …
And with a loving heart – sound is created from inertia and air
Interview, Poem and pic Blain Crellin
Tequila Mockingbyrd – ‘Flocking off’ Farewell gig – Sat 10 SEP 6pm at MEMO Music Hall – with six killer bands
THE MERCY KILLS, THE DARK HORSES (FEAT. DELLACOMA RIO), SISTERS DOLL, BUSY KINGDOM, ABLAZE, THE DEAD AMIGOS
After three fabulous years including an EP launch, countless tours, an adventure to the Middle East, an album launch bonanza TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD are departing Australian soil for a twenty five date “Aussie Wrecking Crew” tour across Europe and the UK with fellow Aussie rockers Massive and The Black Aces, before settling in the UK for an indefinite period, where they’ll be touring and playing a few winter festivals including Hard Rock Hell.
Of course they can’t leave Australia without throwing an almighty T-Byrds-style leaving bash to celebrate and thank all their friends, families and everyone who has supported them over the years. They have invited SIX of their very favourite Melbourne bands to join them for this knees up. Cor Blimey!!
Gig info: Sat 10 September
Doors Open 5.30pm, Showtime 6.00-11.30pm (with Intermission) General Admin: $15.00 +bf wwww.memomusichall.com.au At the
Door: $18.00 (if still available)
MEMO Music Hall – 80 Acland Street St Kilda ( entry via Albert Street)
* Debut single “I Smell Rock n Roll” named Team Rock “Track of the Week” and added to Planet Rock A-list
* Debut album “Fight and Flight” reached no. 10 in Australian AIR charts, due for international release late 2016
* Relocating to UK in September 2016
* 40+ date tour of UK/Europe scheduled Sept-Dec, including Hard Rock Hell and Planet Rock Stock
No lemon. No salt. No chaser. Melbourne’s Tequila Mockingbyrd are a shot of straight up rock n roll packing a high energy punch that will hit you from the first explosion of sound until long into the after-party. Comprised of Estelle Artois (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Jess Reily (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Josie O’Toole (Drums, Backing Vocals) the band are rapidly becoming known for their explosive live shows and punk rock sound. With an arsenal of catchy riffs and memorable choruses, Tequila Mockingbyrd pump out party anthems like ‘Good Time’ and their disco-punk ode to Melbourne’s iconic Esplanade Hotel ‘Never Go Home’, then rip into bottom-heavy stomping tracks such as ‘I Smell Rock n Roll’ and ‘Everyone Down’.
Since their inception in 2012, the trio has toured Australia multiple times and earned killer support slots with international acts such as Cherie Currie of The Runaways and punk icon Richie Ramone whose management hand‐picked the girls for the slot having heard their cover of The Ramone’s classic “Somebody Put Something in my Drink”.
At the end of 2015 the T‐Byrds spread their wings internationally for the first time, having the honour of visiting The Middle East on a Government-sponsored “Tour of Duty” to entertain the troops – see video here.
Their debut album “Fight and Flight” was released on 20th May 2016 in Australia/NZ and debuted at No. 10 in the Australian AIR Charts. Debut single (and fragrance!) “I Smell Rock n Roll” was named Team Rock “Track of the Week” and earned the trio A-list airplay on the UK’s biggest rock station Planet Rock radio. It also scored the girls a coveted live studio performance on Australia’s leading commercial rock station Triple M. The album is scheduled for release internationally late 2016 to coincide with the trio’s relocation to the UK in September, kicking off with a 40+ date tour across the UK and Europe including appearances at Hard Rock Hell and Planet Rock Stock. Look out world; these Byrds cannot be caged!
“That is incredible; those girls are so talented… what a voice… I love it!” ‐ Lzzy Hale, Halestorm
“Feisty as fuck and hugely entertaining” – Classic Rock Magazine, UK
“This is just fantastic” ‐ Darren Redick, Planet Rock Radio
Thanks to TR PR