Heavy Wax Band
Recently formed Gold Coast 7-piece Roots group HEAVY WAX come hot off the pan ready to serve up their high-energy Rock-Soul-Funk-Reggae mash. For those in search of hi-fidelity music with feeling, solid beats and that extra punch only a horn section can deliver, these guys could just be your new favourite band.
’She left me down in New Orleans, with a broken smile in old blue jeans’ are opening lyrics from their forthcoming new single ‘Clementine’. This sums up the moment when they’d had enough of the creative limitations of playing covers in their party band and decided instead to focus on writing their own songs.
A group of mates drawn together by a passion for playing live music, their story starts years prior to the formation of HEAVY WAX. Coming from different musical backgrounds then brought together by party band Madison Kat, they are well settled in each others’ company both musically, and as long-time friends. Following this extensive time spent honing their craft on stage, they now fulfil a dream of recording original music in the studio.
Though still in their infancy, HEAVY WAX have a discernible raw sound emerging, underpinned by a gritty rhythm section and brazen 3-piece horn section which accentuates singer Quin Samin’s soulful melodies. Referencing eclectic mixtape compilations they draw upon Soul, Reggae, 70’s Funk and Fusion - any inspiration from the ‘pre-digital’ era. Like a kid rummaging through their parents’ crate of old vinyl and stumbling upon an analogue gem, these guys are striving for sounds that evoke emotion which can only be achieved by way of authentic musicianship on acoustic instruments.
HEAVY WAX are excited to produce the unexpected, whilst still making music that is digestible. With so many stylistic influences and an open-minded approach, they leave the door ajar creatively to avoid being boxed in to a specific genre. The band have released a few tasters with their rock-reggae influenced ‘It’s My Time’ and ‘Find a Way’ as well as funk-rock single ‘In My Head’. They are also hard at work writing and curating some interesting directions for their first full length release, which they aim to complete later this year. Up and comers HEAVY WAX should be on all music lover’s radars in 2021!
You can catch the band performing ‘Clementine’ at this years ‘Blues on Broadbeach’ festival May 20-24th 2021.
Our new single 'Clementine' is
Clementine is a classic love story of romance that's lost and then returned.
The straight up and down, no-fuss Soul-Rock track was written in Reidy's basement. "It was just a simple vintage soul-rock feel that felt right. Quin had lyrics that he had wanted to use for some time and they fitted nicely".
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We’re absolutely stoked beyond words to join the lineup for the Blues On Broadbeach 2021!!
This is an incredible FREE event with some huge talent already announced this morning.
⚡️⚡️⚡️ Including Tommy Emmanuel, The Black Seeds, Christine Anu and a band fave of ours, the formidable Lachy Doley ⚡️⚡️⚡️
20-23 MAY, 2021 - GOLD COAST