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Poverty Of Ideals / Bio

Poverty of Ideals is a 3 Piece Instrumental Progressive Metal band hailing from the North of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Formed in 2009, Poverty of Ideals started from a desire to play something more, something technically challenging yet still keeping to a sound that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of genre.

All 3 members started music at a very young age, dedicating countless hours to perfecting their arts. Kyle Williams on Drums, Craig Goudge on Guitars and Matthew Bairstow on Bass all Studied at COPA(Campus of Performing Arts), receiving above average grades for their respective instruments, as well as playing for many well-known South African metal bands such as Unwritten Friday, Kill The Messenger, Hell To Pay, Pestroy and Truth and Its Burden.

They take a completely unique look on the “Progressive metal” genre, aiming to fuse technically syncopated grooves with expansive melodic sections, while shying away from the generic stereotypes often associated with the genre. Not only influenced by Metal, Poverty of Ideals draws influence from a wide spectrum of genres including Jazz, Blues, Rock and Fusion.

Poverty of Ideals have strong DIY ethics, releasing their 2010 self-titled EP independently and available for free. Playing small shows as well as nationwide tours has been the name of the game for the past two years, now Poverty of Ideals looks to take their unique blend of Metal and Prog. over to an International stage.

Recently Signing to Agent Indie Records, Poverty of Ideals plans to release their debut album late 2013, followed by a nationwide tour, with the help of some amazing people.

The Poverty of Ideals; more delicious than your grandmothers cookies.

General Info

Band Members
Craig Goudge, Matt Bairstow, Kyle Williams
Artist Name
Poverty Of Ideals
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Progressive / Instrumental

Contact Info

Midrand, GP, ZA

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