ABOUT THE "STONE"
GLOBAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS WORLD SUPER-FINALISTS 2007. 30 COUNTRIES, 3,000 BANDS. FIRST PLACE IN AUSTRALIA. SEVENTH PLACE IN THE WORLD!!!
Urban Stone are a tight new wave, rock quartet, who have been together as a band for 3 years & have made tremendous ground considering. As individuals, the band have solid musicianship & experience behind them, aswell as a great stage vibe & of course, an itch to scratch when it comes to rockin' out for their enthusiasts.
With powerhouse rockette Tina Garufi out front delivering blistering vocals, surrounded by all round, tasty rocker & Dan Skeed, Kelvin (slap) King' & the backbone 'Matt Briscoe-Hough', they've made their mark by playing along side as well as playing with some of Australia's most respected rockers. Such As - The Screaming Jets, The Angels & the famous Doc Neeson, Ian Moss, Angry Anderson, Mark Williams (Dragon), Alan Barnes, Swanny, Mark Gable (Choirboys), Leo Sayer, Travis Collins, Gangajang, members of the bands Powderfinger, Midnight Oil, Peter Northcote & more. They've caught the ears & eyes of many crowds & industry profiles throughout the inner city, western suburbs of Sydney, & further up & down the coast of New South Wales. They've recieved recognition for their efforts in numerous areas such as a nomination for the '2005 ACE awards' (Australian Club Entertainment) original music group of the year along side Thirsty Merc', The Little River Band's (Birtles, Shorrock & Gobles) & 'Mental As Anything'.
They've had great success in numerous competitions. They placed first in the Sydney, & then the Australian national finals of "Global Battle Of The Bands 2007" & then progressed to the WORLD INTERNATIONAL FINALS in London where they placed 7th out of the best new bands in the world in the "GBOB SUPER FINAL" held at the Electric Ballroom in the heart of Camden Town. Over 3,000 bands from over 30 participating country's from all around the globe make GBOB the biggest competition in the world for bands of all genres. Other national successes include first place in both 'PLECTRUM 2006' & 'Liverpool Idol 2006', & 2nd place finalists in 4 other very competitive outfits ('Liverpool Idol 2005', 'Clash Battle Of The Bands 2005', 'SCREAM 2007' & 'Global Battle Of The Bands' Sydney final 2005). They've worked with 'Channel 9' as the subject for hit t.v show 'What's Good For You', & have worked with local 'Channel 31' on numerous occasions.
Urban Stone have recieved a re-booking, & fantastic feedback at just about every venue, function or outdoor event they've hit thus far. Urban Stone work very regularly, often for up to 4 hours a night, numerous times a week, keeping them gig-fit & constantly learning & writing new material to please the crowds & further explore their musicianship as a unit.
Their original material has been described as a "VERY CATCHY", fresh, funk/hip form of rock, with an oldschool 80's melodic rock god edge. Their lyrics are usually dark & emotive, complimented by feel good, uplifiting catchy choruses. Their music is very dynamic. Recently, they have extended their versatility by writing some punk rock, melodic metal, smooth acoustic/powerpop & Sunday funk to add some real light & shade to their original repertoir. Basically, a little something for everyone. They suit a range of venues, crowds & occasions be it a pub, party vibe, dancefloor bash, sit down show, outdoor festival or corporate event. They have a covers show with a diverse repertoir to suit any crowd consisting of all the hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's & now.
Currently performing in venues all around NSW & beyond, they aim to go 1 step further & attack the labels & airways with their hot debut E.P album "Rewind To Play" & awesome new single "Better Day" in 2008.
Rockin' at a venue near you soon.
Come & scream.....