The Storm is Coming!
There’s a hot wind blowing in 2016: the kind of gale that lays a field of cane down flat against the earth, whips the roadside paperbarks into a frenzy and buffets the windows of a solitary Landcruiser sailing down a moonlit red dirt track. It’s the kind of wind that heralds the arrival of a ferocious summer storm. And at the eye of the storm is Hurricane Fall.
Tamworth-born-and-raised and now based in the coastal country hot-spot of Newcastle, Hurricane Fall is guitarist Jesse Vee, Pepper Deroy on bass, lead guitarist Jimmy Hick, and Lachlan ‘Dusty’ Coffey on skins and percussion. That Hurricane Fall is a band of mates as much as it is a well-oiled musical unit is clear: the band are one of the tightest live acts working in Australia today.
“We’re all so supportive of each other, and we just mesh,” says Jimmy. “If anything, we mesh
together like brothers.”
Hurricane Fall confirmed their arrival on the scene with the release of a towering self-titled debut EP in January this year – which landed at the No. 2 spot on the iTunes Country Music Charts.
It’s a testament to the band’s already devoted following: built in large part on the back of their formidable reputation as a live act.
“We’re all extroverts, and we all love to perform,” Jimmy explains. “If we could perform all day every day, we would. After our first show together, we just said, this works. We feel more comfortable in front of 10,000 people than we do just sitting in our lounge room!”
Driving home their rock edge country sound with musicianship that is unrivalled in Australian country, Hurricane Fall draw on timeless sounds to build something that is uniquely theirs: marrying the festival-ready goodtime vibes of Zac Brown Band with the effortless charm of Australia’s own Keith Urban and the swagger of acts like Eric Church and Florida Georgia Line – all underpinned by the band’s captivating style, which effortlessly recalls the heaving band-rooms, carpets wet with spilled beer, and exposed-brick walls plastered with peeling posters that are the hallmarks of Australia’s eternal pub- and- classic-rock tradition.
When: June 17, 2018
Where: Main Stage