Sons of the East are an indie-folk band from the Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia, comprised of Nic Johnston, Dan Wallage and Jack Rollins [who once tamed an emu].
Their sound is a motley acoustic-electric mix driven by soulful vocals, resulting in modern alternative folk that draws on everything from Neil Young and Johnny Cash to Fleetwood Mac and The Kinks but somehow winds up feeling like home. In other words... it's damn good. Intimate, soulful and cinematic, Sons Of The East tracks have been placed in a number of campaigns, films and iPod playlists.
Working off what they call the ‘tear-jerkers’ and the ‘boot-stompers’, the Sons’ legendary live show has made them a favourite of venues and music festivals through out Australia.
Sons Of The East’s first EP - released in 2013 - debuted at #10 on the Australian Album iTunes chart and earned the band a place on Spotify Australia’s viral 50, singles on the JJJ Hitlist, and praise from local and international heavyweights alike. This has created a strong following for the band internationally, with North America and Canada being their main markets.
In 2015 Sons Of The East released their 2nd EP Already Gone, an 8-track follow up record that again charted in the top 10 Australian Album iTunes charts and launched a highly successful national tour. In 2016 the band further demonstrated their diverse songwriting abilities in a collaboration with U.S. based DJ producers BUNT, with the release of the track Coming Home. The song earned a top 50 spot in the U.S. Spotify Viral Charts in it's first week of release.
Sons Of The East are currently working on their third EP and will be touring nationally in late 2016.
“Sons of the East are the shit”
- Old Ladies in Yass
“I’d been told they were a great live act, backed up by stories of shenanigans. Taking this recommendation I watched Sons of the East music videos and although they are great, they really didn’t prepare me for the party vibe that they were rumoured to unravel live.”
- James Adams, MINC Magazine
“You know those rare experiences where you feel as though you’re witnessing something big in the making? Something that’s going to be bigger than Ben-Hur but it’s just at his knees right now? Catch them on the road anytime soon and they’ll give you that kick.”
- Surfing Life Magazine
“What we like about this band is their Australian twist and contemporary take on the more traditional Folk music style…But ultimately what really makes this band shine is their stage presence, (they are a must to see live!).”
- Vinyl Garden