The Wayward Suns


The Wayward Suns Press Kit 2018

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The Wayward Suns :. Aussie Hip Hop, Surf-Rock Roots Fusion; Igniting in 2016 The Wayward Suns beamed into existence with the collaborative expressions of blues & roots Singer / Song writer Buddha (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar / Harmonica / Percussion), combined with the melodic gifts of technically trained Jesse-Sun fluidity on lead guitar (Back Up Vocals / Lead Guitar), interweaving underground Aussie conscious rhyming lyricism & hip hop production of Instinct the Lyricist (MC Vocals / Percussion / DJ), with the addition of soulful bass frequencies from Shogun-Pete (Back Up Vocals / Bass Guitar) & blessings of jazz-funk drum patterns from Sunny (Drums). With our sound now locked in, success soon followed. The band got invited to contend in the Airlie beach festival of music; Battle of the bands (an Australia wide competition and the biggest of its kind in the country). After winning a close fought battle with the Gold Coast best bands, we earned the opportunity to represent the Gold Coast against the best musical acts from all over Australia. It was a close event, however The Wayward Suns were proclaimed as the winners! Since then our drive and passion for this project has accelerated, our music has grown and evolved and we are ready to bring our unique brand of music to any stage in the world.

Press Release Interview

Album Description

Paradigm' is the debut album release by local Gold Coast groove instigators, 'The Wayward Suns'. Recorded at Love Street Studios in the beautiful Currumbin Valley, and produced/engineered the gold coasts premier engineer Scotty French, this album has a broad palate of musical flavours. The Head bopping rock/funk/reggae rhythms, roots inspired vocals, the lyrical flow of Aussie hip hop and blues inspired guitar hooks meld together in a tantalizing blend. Juxtaposition of genre is a theme that runs throughout this whole album. From the outset the album hits hard with the Opening track 'Welcome' Sounding like a futuristic carnival funk dream. From there each song is a journey through the bands collective musical tastes and styles. The title track 'Paradigm' is a soul searching acoustic hip hop track. Other notable tracks include 'Dream Makers, a reggae inspired tune dripping with smooth bass and Caribbean samples, 'Cloud City' a party inducing, dance floor filling, funk/hip-hop track and 'Long walk to Freedom' a roots inspired and lyrically uplifting song with a catchy riff and powerful chorus. Though each song explores different genres of music, all of them have a backbone of creative samples, lyrically dense hip hop messages, in the pocket drum grooves, soulful roots singing, smooth funky bass and gritty catchy guitar.

Press Release Album Review

The Wayward Suns - Paradigm LP


01 Kintro 02 Welcome 03 Look To Tha Sun (Interlude) 04 Blues Muse 05 Bright Lights 06 Paradigm 07 Cloud City 08 Sip It Up 09 Flap Your Wings (Interlude) 10 Shed 11 You Got This 12 Dream Makers 13 Master Your Dragon Phoenix (Interlude) 14 Long Walk 15 Shadows 16 All Roads 17 Cloutro


John Butler Trio, Hilltop Hoods, Horrorshow, Led Zepplin, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Events & Venues

Grand Final Winner Gold Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2017 [Airlie Beach Whitsundays] Nov 2017 (Crowd Open Public) Grand Final Winner Gold Coast Battle of the Bands 2017 [Broadbeach Gold Coast] Sep 2017 (Crowd Open Public) Brisbane Festival 2017 - Sep 2017 [Southbank Brisbane] (Crowd Open Public) Glow Festival Gold Coast [Cultural Precinct Gold Coast] Jul 2017 (Crowd Open Public) Celebrate Gold Coast Festival [Chevron Island Gold Coast] Oct 2016 (Crowd Open Public) Buskers by the Creek Festival [Currumbin Gold Coast] Oct 2016&2017 (Crowd Open Public) Miami Marketta - [Miami Gold Coast] Mar-Dec 2017 (Crowd of 400+) Mo's Desert Clubhouse [Burleigh Heads Gold Coast] Nov 2017 (Crowd of 100+) Hard Rock Cafe [Surfers Paradise Gold Coast] Jan 2017 (Crowd of 100+) Beach Hotel [Byron Bay] Apr 2017 (Crowd of 400+) Nimbin Hotel / Mardigrass [Nimbin Northern Rivers] May 2017 (Crowd of 600)

Contact Information

Brad Kennedy
0407 759 168

The Wayward Suns   ABN: 25682407409   8/5 Queensland avenue Broadbeach 4218

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