Local band making Giant strides and ready to rock the Planto
FLYING Giant are the new face of progressive rock on the Mid North Coast.
Forging a path through unprecedented aural territory, this is a powerful band with a unique sound.
The four band members, Chris Micallef on vocals and guitar, Jarred Ward on lead guitar, Paul Barrett on drums and Blake Mills on bass produce an exhilarating dynamic sound.
In March the band released its debut self-titled five track EP which has been well received, even topping local music store charts.
In making it, the band and their instruments piled into a car on a journey to Melbourne.
There, at the prestigious Red Door Sounds with Tyson Fish at the helm, it was recorded and mixed. The five tracks were then mastered by Forrester Savell.
In the year since their explosive entrance to the scene - taking out second place in a battle of the bands - the boys have already accomplished some impressive milestones. The biggest achievement by far was dominating a band competition which secured them a slot at Vans Warped Tour Australia. They have also supported the likes of Kingswood, Closure in Moscow, Twelve Foot Ninja, Jericco, Calling all Cars, and played at the Wallapalooza festival on the Gold Coast, and the Headspace and M.A.D.E festivals locally.
Formed in 2011, co-founders Chris and Jarred initially based the band in Melbourne. After a long period of songwriting, they returned to Coffs Harbour to fill the ranks with Paul and Blake. Each member brings their own eclectic tastes to the group.
The band is constantly trying to evolve their sound and push the boundaries of their songwriting, creating original and engaging music that is best experienced live.
WEEKEND GIG GUIDE
DJ Thortz + Mad Max Mexican DJs + DJ Bisho - Coffs Hotel
Jazz/Blues funk and groove festival Fridays 6-9pm - Coast Hotel
Ford Brothers Seaview Tavern Woolgoolga
The Edge - Sawtell Hotel
Chisel Barnes tribute show - Hoey Moey
DJ YAO + DJ Bisho - Coffs Hotel
Mick Hart Duo - Seaview Tavern Woolgoolga
Chilli fest celebrations - Ziggy 8pm Sawtell Hotel
Diversity Launch feat. Flying Giant - Plantation Hotel
July 10 - Big T - Sawtell Hotel
July 11 - DJ Layne - Seaview Tavern Woolgoolga
July 18 - Ben Francis Duo - Hoey Moey
July 25 - Eddie Boyd & the Phatapillars, Seaview Tavern, Woolgoolga
July 26 - Matt Devitt , Seaview Tavern, Woolgoolga