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SLIMEY THINGS

Label: Blue Pie Productions

Artists Genre: Pop

Slimey Things are an experimental pop/ sci-fi rock band currently active within the greater Sydney area. With an energetic and fun stage show, Slimey Things have received much acclaim as one of the most unique acts in Sydney.
The band has existed in various forms for over 5 years, performing extensively around Sydney and the greater Sydney area. Over this time their sound has developed and evolved into an energetic blend of many styles: catchy pop, retro-futuristic rock, Zappa-esque metal ... & other zany stuff.

Recently JJJ radio host and Sydney underground legend Jay Katz, gave their song "Help! I'm in the 80s" airplay. Their music has also received radioplay on Sydney's FBI radio.

Slimey Things have performed to crowd sizes ranging from 30 (early on) to 1000 including Thaldorians from planet Thaldor. (our most recent gigs). They have supported and played with such acts as Darth Vegas (Michael Lira- ex Vicious Hairy Mary), Rica Tetas, Jat Katz, Panda and many more.

The story of the Slime is unfolding now .....and you will soon feel the oozing sounds of the Sci Fi pop phenomenon ... known only as the Slimey Things out on their new EP from Blue Pie. For more information please feel free to visit the bands website www.slimeythings.com

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ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS

Nick Soole - Voice/ Guitar
Nick Soole has been perfroming in bands (as a vocalist and guitarist), and composing music for ten years. He is the founder of Slimey Things, the enigmatic frontman and sole composer/ lyricist of the band. He is also the instigator of Sydney's Pseudo-Pop movement- an underground experimental pop collective.

After attending various conservatorium acces centre courses in music theory, he gained entry to a Bachelor of Arts (Music) degree at UWS, where he majored in 20th century composition. Nick Soole graduated from university in 2002 and now works as a freelance composer and music teacher.

Nick Soole has worked and studied with such artists as Oren Ambarchi (What is Music?) and Danny Heifetz (Mr Bungle).



Chris Toland - Keys/ Synth
Chris Toland has been playing piano for twenty years, initially learning classical, but moving into popular styles and jazz music in his teens. He was a child chorister in several operas for the Australian Opera and has a strong vocal harmony background. He joined Slimey Things in June 1999 as the keyboard player, and also contributes to arrangements and harmonies. In 2002 Chris graduated from UWS with a Bachelor of Arts (music) degree, majoring in performance. He now teaches guitar and keyboard as well as being a co-conspirator in the Slimey Things musical onslaught.

Matthew Ward – Drums/ Percussion
Matthew Ward has been playing drumset and percussion in various ensembles for10 years. He has studied music with Warren Trout, Tony Azzapardi, Paul Josephand at UWS. He has performed with such artists as Bob Spencer, Mahammoud Bangora, Panda, Denis Gonzales, Michael Henry, Tarik Sawires and Nat Nyke. He facilitates African-style drum workshops with "Drumcafe Australia" for corporate clientele. He has toured internationally with a Latin steelpan ensemble.

Tristan Baker – Laptop/ Guitar
Tristan, 23 has been playing, writing and performing music for most of his life. Starting guitar lessons at 6 years old and being the son rock music journalist appeared to be a good combination early in life for a growing talent.Tristan played guitar in various bands through high school, and eventually formed the band 'airbag' in 97, with all but one members being school mates. 'airbag' Recorded music with Producer 'Charles Fisher', and later with 'Paul McKercher' at Sony studio's.

Tristan Studied music at The University of Western Sydney from 1999 to 2002 where he obtained his 'Bachelor of Arts, Music (Honours) and formed musical friendships with members of Slimey things. Tristan studied a double major consisting of Music Technology and Composition, both areas of great interest to him. Since high school and throughout Uni Tristan developed an interest Digital technology and Macintosh computers as musical instruments and musical tools. Tristans honours year at UWS focused on music technology, for which he produced an 18minute short film on DVD, including a 5.1 surround soundtrack.

Tristan currently works as a freelance composer, multimedia and sound designer and engineer.
In Slimey things Tristan explores the sonic boundaries of music and sound with live manipulation, sequencing and sampling (as well as a little guitar playing )

Andrew Mortensen - Bass
Andrew Mortensen has been performing music from a very young age. He performed in a number of school concerts including events at The Opera House
In his HSC he came 2nd in 2Unit Music. Since completing high school, he has performed with a number of highly respected Sydney musicians, filling in for numerous bass players
Since picking up the bass, he has studied with Justin DiLeo (What Is Hip?), Hal Tupaea (Little River Band), Victor Rounds (James Morrison) & Vito Portolesi (Ice House, Mighty Reapers)
With various groups & musicians he has performed at a number of festivals & high-profile venues including The Iguana Bar, The Basement, Harbour View Hotel, Narooma & Central Coast festivals,

During his musical career, so far of 7 years, Andrew has performed with: Rob Smith - The Cure (UK), Robbie Williams (UK), Chris Cain (USA), Dave Hole (US/AUS), Danny Heifetz - Mr Bungle (USA), Mark Sallings (USA), Harry Brus - Renée Gayer (AUS), Adam Pringle Band, The Mighty Reapers, The Back-Sliders, Ray Beadle, Steve Clark - Died Pretty (AUS) & many more...

Ian Petersie – Alto & Baritone Saxophone
Ian has toured the world playing his saxophone. His most recent tour was to New York City where he played at CBJB's and The Knitting Factory with Australian band 'Citizen Dog'. Ian has a music degree from the University of Western Sydney and is a sought after performer, playing concurrently in six different bands. Ian has appeared on the 'Sunrise' program and claims to have played in every R.S.L and Leagues club in the Sydney's outer west.







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