THE TIMBERS’ thumping rhythms and big misty mountain melodies will cast you away to the sweaty, smoky, melting-pot of roots, folk, and Celtic bushman punk. Their explosive start in the Adelaide music scene is worthy recognition of this bands ability to marry exceptional musicianship with highly accomplished songwriting. Hailing from far away lands such as Mount Gambier, Tasmania, Ireland and the Adelaide Hills, the members have worked tirelessly together to create a unique high energy musical experience.
Their style has a distinctive alternative folk groove reminiscent of musical influences such as The Pogues, Graveyard Train, Flogging Molly, The Mountain Goats, and Mumford and Sons. Their raucous live performances, relevance and musicianship gives them the drive and determination to aspire to the accomplishment of those mentioned as muses. Their instrumentation sets them apart from most other young acts featuring banjo, trumpet, mandolin, acoustic guitars, trombone, 4 part harmony and an array of instruments played with feet.
Their debut EP ‘Greet the Sun’ was very well received and was a regular in the 3D radio 20+1 Charts since its release in March 2011. “I could see myself getting drunk and slapping my knee to this” (Gregg Donovan – Manager Airbourne, Grinspoon, Josh Pyke). Their second self titled EP will be released in late 2012.
THE TIMBERS have toured regularly with shows in VIC, NSW, NT, and QLD. They have played countless music festivals in Adelaide and interstate including Caloundra Music Festival (Qld), Anglesea Music Festival (Vic) and Wide Open Spaces (NT), and supported acts such as The Audrey’s, The Beards, Ben Salter, Frank Turner, The Twoks, Woohoo Revue, and Jordie Lane.
Their dynamic and passionate approach to performing has made them a “must see” act on the Adelaide live music scene. With loyal and enthusiastic fans, growing with each gig, their reputation and fan base is ever increasing with their appeal not confined to a single age bracket. Watching a Timbers show, leaves you feeling alive yet exhausted, inspired yet overwhelmed, but by and large excited about the future of Australian music.