Melband Band The Armchair Critics Live at The Espy Tues 26th Oct....
Collage (Presented by Woodstock Studios)...
Acoustic Band Night with Troy Dean (Album Launch), The Armchair Critics, Black Cat Bone & Redefined (9)
As heard on RRR The Armchair Critics
With influences ranging from The Stone Roses, Paul Kelly, Coldplay, Chet Atkins, Led Zeppelin, The Cruel Sea, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan & The Stereophonics a diverse & unique identity has been created.
The Critics have been performing all over Melbourne and have also recently acquired a slot at the 2005 Apollo Bay Festival, their Debut E.P will be recorded & released early 2005.
Singer/songwriter Troy Dean (ex Adelaide band Framing Watson) has just completed his debut solo E.P. titled: Stop Yourself
Containing 5 tracks and recorded entirely in his home studio, this E.P. launches Deans career as a solo artist. Dean wrote the songs, sang them, played acoustic guitars, shakers and tambourines and even stomped his boots on the floor of the studio as a makeshift drum! The only help he enlisted was that of Melynda Minnie Wood to sing backing vocals on track 3, Petrified.
Stop Yourself is available at gigs or on-line at www.hullabaloorecords.com
Troy Dean has spent 10 years as a songwriter and performer with various bands in Adelaide and Melbourne. During this time some of his work received airplay on commercial radio and Triple J, he performed live on ABC TVs Recovery and was nominated for the Triple J Hottest 100 the largest music poll in Australia. In early 2001 Troy decided it was time to do his own thing and embarked on a solo career.
Since then he has been performing regularly with Matt Banks and Tom Williams (The Jaynes), Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera), Piet Collins (The Sharp), John Favaro (The Badloves), Darren Danielson (Pseudo Echo) and Zoran Romic (Chocolate Starfish). Being a part of this musical community has allowed Troy to establish himself as a confident and popular performer.
In 2003 Troy played over 120 gigs showcasing his songs to audiences in metropolitan and regional Victoria."