Intrusion was unanimously voted Rock Scholars band of the year 2017 by our panel of mentors and their line up also includes our Guitar player of the year Paddy Whitford, and Vocalist of the year Jye Criddle.
Heavily influenced by the Seattle grunge scene these guys have matured into a genuine musical force and their growing repertoire of original songs hints heavily at a first album release in 2018. We expect to see Intrusion play a lot of shows outside of Rock Scholars in the next 12 months.
Is this a very early photo of ZZ Top? No, this is Ricochet. Rock Scholars’ youngest band is also one of the hardest rocking. Formed out of the smouldering ashes of the Crazy Bananas after vocalist Emma decided to take a break, Ricochet have moved their sound two places to the left and in the 2017 end of term gig at Mojos they stunned the audience with a new musical direction and their take on some classic 60s surf-rock instrumentals.
With guitar player James now stepping up to the mic and tackling vocal duties there is no telling where this band could go next!
Vocals - Jack Guitar/ vocals - James Guitar/ bass - Alexander Drums - Caleb
These 4 guys met for the first time at Rock Scholars in early 2017. United by a shared love of metal and hardcore, everyone involved with this band has been totally blown away with what they have achieved in just 12 months.
Four virtuoso musicians who have combined to be so much more than the sum of their individual parts, Planetary are now producing seriously good original metal and took their high energy show to 2017's Rising Force heavy metal festival as well as playing live shows at Bar 459 and Mojos.
Homebrand came together at Rock Scholars in 2013 and are now the elder statesmen of our band program.
A power-house of the Perth underage music scene, Homebrand have played a lot of headline shows around YMCA HQ, Four5Nine, The Garage, Babushka, Rubber Soul Lounge and The Carine. In October 2017 Homebrand released their first studio single "Shelf" – which won Rock Scholars song of the year 2017 - a fast paced, gritty song that takes a modern turn on Punk rock.
Daryl - Bass and vocals Billy - guitar Sam - guitar and vocals Ollie - drums
Three blokes with guitars and drums, what’s not to like about these guys!
Guitar and vocals - Caleb Bass and vocals - Lachie Drums - Joel
False Projections have found some stability in their line-up this year and the band is really starting to gel properly with an ever expanding set of songs covering a variety of genres, and most excitingly starting to write some powerful original material.
With the recent return of long-time Rock Scholars member Marco behind the drums, the second half of 2018 promises big things for these guys.
Vocals - Jazz Guitar - Lola Bass - Eli Drums - Marco
These guys met at Rock Scholars in mid 2017 and have already achieved some amazing things including winning the 2018 Rock Scholars Scholarpalooza! battle of the bands competition.
Their infectious brand of indie pop and Imogen's captivating vocal performances have wowed audiences everywhere they play.
In the short time they have been together they have written some great original songs and they’re musical style is constantly evolving, currently heading in a direction somewhere north of psych-rock.
DoE are a classic power rock trio and fast developing a reputation as the hardest hitting of the current crop of young Rock Scholars bands. Led by the sizzling guitar playing of dynamic front man Alex, the engine room of this band provided by Liam (drums) and Kyle (bass) has the audience jumping in the aisles every time this band hits the stage.
Rumours these guys may leave Rock Scholars, soon, but with lots of new material in the pipeline, make sure you catch this band live in 2018.