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StormChasers power through busy year of touring

The StormChasers are one sensational act at this year’s El Grande Festival in Gladstone.
The StormChasers are one sensational act at this year’s El Grande Festival in Gladstone. Contributed

FESTIVALS, crowd funding and recording summed up 2013 for Brisbane band the StormChasers.

Starting off in Cairns and touring all the way down the east coast to Melbourne, the StormChasers headlined their own shows and opened for others.

For drummer Beau Jorgensen the highlight was playing in Airlie Beach.

"Airlie Beach was a good spot to play," he said. "The crowd was really responsive."

Woodford Folk festival was another highlight for the StormChasers.

"We played on the bazaar stage at Woodford," Beau said. "We played on New Year's Day and the whole tent was packed, and most of the shows at the whole of Woodford were full."

Last year the StormChasers saw an opportunity arise to crowd fund their new EP on vinyl.

"We heard about a new crowd funding website coming out and we saw lots of bands being successful while using it," explained Beau.

"We had a $6500 goal and we reached it with a week to go. We had a bunch of rewards available for people to get if they donated."

The new EP Hey Girl is all ready to fly.

"We finished recording it in April and then spent four to five months mixing it," Beau said.

"Now it's all done and we've sent it off to be printed, and we're just waiting at the moment."

Currently, the band is preparing for the launch of the EP at the Globe Theatre in Brisbane on Thursday.

And the StormChasers are confident they will nail the hour-long set at the El Grande festival at Bojangles on Saturday,  March 29.

They are mostly playing their new material but bringing out some oldies as well.

"The better we know the songs the more confident on stage we are and it gets a better audience response," Beau said.

A challenge they face with touring is finding time to create new music.

"We are rehearsing at least once a week; we've got the set down pat," said Beau.

"The challenge is to find time to write new material. The first half of this year is booked out to perform, so the rest of the year we're keeping free to write."

Beau is hopeful the band will get a chance to see our lovely region before opening for the Cat Empire on April 20.

"Last time we were in Gladstone it was during the floods and we drove up in darkness, played a show and then drove all the way to Bundaberg to do another show the next day, so we didn't get to see anything!"

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