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Roymackonkey have recently enjoyed some praise for their talent by way of receiving awards for two songs from their debut album ABANDONMENT ISSUES released 9th Feb 2013 as well as having their song Great Divide feature on the 2014 Winter release of the Sounds Like Cafe Compilation which is delivered to Cafe's and Coffee Lounges across Australia.

Great Divide won the Australian Songwriters Association 2013 Awards Rock/Indie Category for which the band were also invited to perform the song live in front of some big names of Australian Music Industry in Sydney

Abandonment Issues is a cohesive record that covers a wide range of moods and emotions from the opening onslaught of "Version 2.0" and the yearning title track "Abandonment Issues" to the anthemic power-ballad-with-balls "Great Divide" moving all the way through to the 80s-flavoured bittersweet pop of "Random Hearts" and the shuddering, dramatic closer "Break", there's no filler and there are plenty of potential singles.

May 2011 the band started work on the album holing up at the home studio of visionary Brisbane producer/mixer Stuart Stuart, whose other credits include Sheppard , The Veronicas and Small Mercies , “Abandonment Issues” is built on a foundation of strong melody, with crunching guitars , smooth multi-dimensional bass playing , flashy but tasteful drumming and commanding vocals with soul-searching lyrics.

In the lead-up to the release of "ABANDONMENT ISSUES" came the single "Sleep Tonight", released January 2012, which has picked up heavy airplay on NT commercial radio and community stations nationally.

Sleep Tonight has also won the band two NT Music Awards, for Rock Song of the Year and People's Choice and as well as inclusion onto Off The Records “Jack and Jill Coke” Compilation cd distributed nationally via street press like Rip It Up & Drum Media.

Sleep Tonight has also been included onto the International roster of Daily Unsigned Radio USA who supply new music direct to audiences via a promotion deal with Aha interactive platform which is a unit of Harman International! This enables unsigned bands to have their music streamed direct into the dashboard of cars from manufacturers such as Hyundai & Subaru.

Management - Darryl Barba, darrylbarba@gmail.com
Band correspondence - roymackonkey2.0@gmail.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/roymackonkey2.0
Twitter - www.twitter.com/roymackonkey

General Info

Band Members
Darryl Barba , John Coulehan, Brian McLeod, Fletcher Bowman Additional members Rudy Navin & Tristan Etherington
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Alternative / Rock / Hard Rock

Contact Info

Millner, NT, AU
Self Managed

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