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Melbourne’s hottest new independent rock band is The National Evening Express. The diverse, global background of the musicians adds to a sound that feels fresh, while still familiar.

Releasing their first studio single later this year, The National Evening Express formed in 2012. This 4 piece original rock band has been drawing on various influences from The Ramones, Black Crowes, Jon Spencer, The Cramps and The Dead Kennedy’s.

The National Evening Express is:

Matt

-Bass / Vox-

Born in New Zealand, MC started his musical journey blowing up a lot of gear the store he frequented took pity on him and let him work his repair bill off and enable him to become the gear addict he is. This job allowed him to meet and work as a guitar tech for famed guitarist, Jimmy Taylor . . . where he further honed his craft. With influences from Deep Purple and Led Zepplin, MC plays bass with a feel from those greats intertwined with his own innovative lines.

SANDRO

-Guitar/ Vox-

Heralding from Australia, he has played in many bands over the years around Melbourne. Firstly a singer/songwriter, he is a member of The Australian Performing Rights Association. His songs have played on local and international radio stations. Sandro received a certificate of merit in the ‘98 APRA ‘Song Of The Year’ for the rock song Little Joe. His influences come from songwriters and artists like The Black Crowes, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley and Dave Grohl.

 

DAVE

-Lead guitar / Vox-

Mighty Melbourne town is the birth place where Dave realized his music interest starting at the age of 16 with acoustic guitar quickly progressing to the shrills of electric guitar the following year. Forming his electric style through the influences of  AC/DC , Guns N Roses, Van Halen, Gary Moore, Aerosmith and ZZ Top he was lead guitarist for a ‘ No Doubt’ Tribute band 2003-2006  then formed an original two piece band called Laguana 2007-2010 who advanced to the third round judging panel of Australia’s Go Talent in 2011.

 

JAN

-Drums-

Jan was born and raised in Norway, he started his rhythmic path by stamping his feet and clapping his hands to keep warm during the long winters. He later found his way to a drum throne and started bashing the buckets for a couple of local bands in Europe. Upon relocating to Melbourne he continued is musical journey and has now positioned himself as the driving force of the Express. His influences come from Steven Adler, Clive Burr, Dave Grohl and Dave Lombardo.

 

The National Evening Express has played at such venues as:

  • Whole Lotta Love Bar
  • Esplanade Hotel
  • The Vineyard
  • Cherry Bar
  • Elsternwick Hotel
  • Revolver
  • Yah Yahs

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