Within the first year of formation, The Southern River Band has literally gone from playing to a handful of people and the bar staff at The Thornlie Tavern in Perth’s south east corner to becoming one of the state’s most popular and exciting powerhouse acts, selling out headline shows across Western Australia. Rock and roll with a dash of Boogie Woogie and a sprinkle of Country, or as someone best summed it up once as: “Just sounds like a goddamn Saturday night”.
The debut album ‘Live At The Pleasuredome’ launch party on 19/11/2016 saw SRB as the first band to ever sell out one of Perth’s premiere venues, Jack Rabbit Slim’s completely pre-sale. The tracks from the album went on to receive national airplay on Triple J and community stations throughout Australia, Europe and college radio in The U.S.
The band’s musicianship, stage presence and exceptional live performance quickly earned them the title ‘The band I told you about…’ and were nominated for WAM’s “Most Popular Live Act” award of 2016 & 2017. Influenced by the purest rock and roll bands of the 70’s and 80’s, from timeless melodies written by Bob Seger and Glenn Frey to heavier riffs in Van Halen and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Southern River Band’s plethora of songs covers various genres, all delivered in
explosive, true SRB style.