Australian rocker combine to create Brother James

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Brother James’ release debut single ‘Singalong’

This is Brother James’ debutante ball. Their presentation to the world. They’ve been peeking around the curtain, getting up the courage to take the steps out onto stage. And now they are! Working completely backwards, they have recorded an album, then thought ‘Well, I guess we should show people this thing.’

Don’t be fooled Brother James are anything but shy. With members from The Vasco EraThe ExplodersRat & Co and Second Hand HeartBrother James will smash their beer glasses blending a vintage of noisy garage rock and impassioned purpose.

Singalong’ is the lead single of their debut album that is due for release early 2014. Launching into high-velocity garage rock crescendos, lead vocalist Ted O’Neil taunts with urgency above crashing cymbals and guitars. ‘Singalong’ heaves between the gentle and fierce as they trundle out to peddle their wares.

An explosive tune with well-placed melodies Brother James gives a healthy nod to the past while pitching a hearty dose of gritty blues-rock. Performing at the Kennedys Creek Music Festival on October 26th and 27th with artists including The Murlocs, Fraser A Gorman & Big Harvest and Kashmere ClubBrother James cordially invite you to their debutante ball. They want to get messy and they want you to singalong.


Band members

Ted O’Neil (The Vasco Era) – guitar, lead vocals

Michael Fitzrgerald (The Vasco Era) – keys, backing vocals

Paul Doery (The Exploders) – bass

John Waller (Rat & Co, Second Hand Heart) – guitar

Chris Duffy (Second Hand Heart) – drums


Sounds like : Wavves, The Drones, The Pixies

‘Singalong’ is released on 3 October 2013

Stream and purchase Brother James single ‘Singalong’ at



Upcoming gigs


 26th – 27th October – Kennedys Creek Music Festival

Kennedys Creek Town Hall Grounds

Tickets $50 + booking fee

Available at

30 October –  The Workers Club

51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Supporting The Fire Alive w/ Fucking Teeth

Tickets $10 on the door


30 October – The Tote

71 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Supporting The Pretty Littles

Tickets on the door