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Rank #266 AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Rock / Progressive / Metal


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Bio: Four people from Melbourne Australia came together to make the music they wanted to hear. They call themselves Arabela and they would like to welcome you to their world.

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Kristian Grondman is now a member of Arabela on ReverbNation. http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/263257571


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  • 2013

    Dec 6

    St Kilda, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    St Kilda, VIC, AU
    Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:00pm


    Gunn Music Presents... A big night of local rock and metal will be taking to the Espy (basement) on Friday Dec 6th. Doors 8pm - late.

  • 2013

    Nov 4

    Melbourne, VIC, AU | 7:00pm

    Melbourne, VIC, AU
    Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:00pm


    Live bands: Riot In Toytown, Arabela, The Caning, The Heroines (EP Launch) + Mary Washington. $10 Pre-sale, $13 Door. Presented by Jagermeister, Roar Productions & Cherry Bar.

  • 2013

    Nov 4

    Melbourne, VIC, AU | 7:00pm

    Melbourne, VIC, AU
    Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:00pm


    Riot In Toytown: 10:45-11:30pm Arabela: 9:50-10:30pm The Caning: 9:00-9:35pm The Heroines: 8:15-8:45pm Mary Washington: 7:30-8:00pm Like all bands worth their salt, RIOT IN TOYTOWN have kicked around honing their craft. Tim Chilman (guitar), Matt Whitelock (bass) and Gangles (drums) team up with the war cries of vocalist Maurice Rodriguez. They've conquered the sticky carpets of Melbourne, from The Espy to The Evelyn and all points in between, supporting local heavyweights such as Engine Three Seven, Branch Arterial and Bellusira along the way. With their influences including Electric Mary, Shihad, and Chevelle, Riot In Toytown have transcended their breeding to become a thorough-bred racehorse of melodic rock – one you’ll want to ride until you die. These four expereienced muso's have known each other for years, shared bands at one time or another, all slightly or mostly crazy, and have come together to make the music that they wanted to hear. They call themselves ARABELA and they would like to welcome you to their world. Defiantly retro, ambitious, and with a cynical bite, THE CANING take their cue from the progressive rock and proto metal that ruled the charts in the early Seventies, crafting their influences into a storm of bold guitar riffs, inventive song arrangements and burning instrumental solos, fronted by a tenor rock voice of singular force and elasticity. Emerging onto Melbourne’s live music circuit in 2012, the band have just wrapped up sessions for their debut album with highly-credentialed U.S. producer Tim Gilles, with a release due in 2014. Female-fronted alternative Melbourne rock band THE HEROINES are filled with contrast. As sensual as they are abrasive, and heavy as they are soft, they combine elements from numerous genres, including rock, grunge, indie and pop, to create a sound they can call their own. And they are currently working on a new E.P. Phenomenal four-piece Melbourne rock band MARY WASHINGTON exemplify the characteristics found in modern rock and roll, drawing influences from infamous artists such as Sons of Abraham, Foo Fighters, and Blink 182. Their solid, original music serves as a platform that gives these guys the opportunity to enrapt audiences with memorable performances.

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Q: When's the next gig?? Mummy G just listened to Dark in Me. Noice!!
A: Glad ya like it, we are currently working on finishing our album and should have a gig in about a month or so in Melbourne. We are planning on doing an album launch soon. We will keep everyone posted on here.

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