Intrusion was unanimously voted Rock Scholars band of the year 2017 by our panel of mentors and their line up also includes our former Guitar player of the year Paddy Whitford, and vocalist Jye Criddle who recently won the 2019 Fairbridge Quest song performance award.
Heavily influenced by the Seattle grunge scene these guys have matured into a genuine musical force and in April 2019 they released their debut EP which you can check out here.
When Ricochet first came together as the Crazy Bananas in 2016 they were the youngest band in Rock Scholars history, and in 2019 they are still going strong. Founding members Caleb (drums) and Alexander (guitar and bass) form the rhythmic backbone of this band, supported by the dual guitar attack of Ashley and Oscar.
Newest member Olivia has stepped in to take on vocal duties and is giving Ricochet a new lease of life and a new fresh sound.
Vocals and guitar: Olivia Guitar/ bass: Ashley Guitar: Oscar Guitar/ bass: Alexander Drums - Caleb
Detour joined the Rock Scholars band program in 2017 after a few of the members met for the first time at one of our school holiday jam sessions. Since then they have developed into a firm favourite amongst our team of mentors.
Still barely teenagers, Detour have a mature indie rock sound led by Becca’s distinctive vocals, a super solid rhythm section and Jonah’s sparse, tasteful guitar playing.
Four blokes with guitars and drums, what’s not to like about these guys!
Guitar and vocals: Caleb Bass and vocals: Lachie Guitar: Joel Drums - Joel
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.
Alt rockers Muscle Club are the latest Rock Scholars band to find their feet and were one of the standout performers in the latest round of end of term gigs when they wowed a sold out room at Bar Four5Nine.
Vocals - Andara Guitar - Lola Guitar - Harry Bass - Tobias Drums - Jerry
The band FKA Simply Dysfunctional sometimes struggled to find their musical identity. With a new line-up, fresh material and heap of attitude, new incarnation Greenhound has no such problem.
Drawing their influences from the heavy rock of the 80s and 90s, Greenhound’s sometimes stoner- sometimes psych-rock hits hardest when you see it live. Long instrumental breakouts allow these four virtuoso musicians to stretch their musical muscle but the songs are melodic and well-structured. Go see ‘em next time they play.
Vocals and Bass: Jack Guitar: Orlando Guitar: Will Drums: Lachy
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
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.
Drums - Max Bass - Adam Vocals - Sam Guitar and vocals - Katie
Dream of Empire
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.