Rock band Wild Violet are set to play their original songs at BAM: (from left) Dan Coates, Dave Kingston, Amber Wieland and Andrew Burgess.
Rock band Wild Violet are set to play their original songs at BAM: (from left) Dan Coates, Dave Kingston, Amber Wieland and Andrew Burgess. Contributed

Band Wild Violet delivers first public performance at BAM

LOCAL musical talent is fierce and alive in Gladstone. With the region growing larger each day, it is refreshing to see the local entertainment scene advancing with it.

Formed by a passion for original music, Wild Violet is gearing up to deliver its first public performance at Beach, Arts and Music festival on Saturday.

The four-piece rock band is a talented group of individuals who not only love what they play, but also work together to produce their own original rock songs.

Guitarist and vocalist Dave Kingston said their band had been together since February.

"It's just something we stumbled into," he said.

Although the group is new to the band scene, Wild Violet is already recording its own songs.

"We plan to release at least one song before the end of the year," Dave said.

With a crisp, alternative rock sound, he said it was hard to place one particular genre on their music.

"One person has said it's like Metallica meets Powderfinger," he said.

"We are making music that feels right to us. I believe there is some variety in what we do.

"And see it evolving - it's influenced by all that we have listened to."

The band is set to perform its original songs at BAM at Tannum Sands Esplanade on Saturday.

Entry to BAM is free and the festival consists of local art displays, music, food, craft stalls and more.

For more information contact Gladstone events information and bookings on 4972 9000.



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