OVERVIEW

With an active fan-base and critical acclaim, high-energy Blues Rock act Transvaal Diamond Syndicate have earned their plays on stations like Triple J and continue to be one of the most requested acts on Australian Community Radio and the national Festival circuit.  


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Transvaal Diamond Syndicate (TDS) are the manufacturers of some of Australia's finest foot-stompin' swamp and dirty Blues Rock.

It has been a busy and wild journey for Transvaal Diamond Syndicate from their inception back in late 2009, almost immediately garnering attention for their raw, energetic, exciting and often primeval live shows.  Since then, the TDS have only gone from strength to strength, gathering fans nationally from constant touring, performing and strong social engagement.

In their 8 solid years near the top of the national Blues Rock touring stable they've managed to put over 300,000kms on the tour van, have dropped 5 releases, had 5 tracks featured on Triple J Radio and regularly been amongst the most requested artists on Australian Community Radio.

The band, renowned for their on-stage impact, have played most of the country's Blues and Roots festivals with appearances at Byron BluesFest, Great Southern BluesFest, Blues on Broadbeach, Australian Festival of Blues, QLD Festival of Blues, Sydney Blues and Roots, Queenscliff Music Festival and many more.

A swag of awards and critical acclaim has come the band's way with success in the Independent Music Awards (Blues Song Category Winner), MusicOz Awards Top 5 Finalist, QMusic Highly Commended, QLD Blues Award for Song of the Year, 4ZzZ #1 spot in their Hot 100 competition and International Song Competition Finalist. Add to this 4 and 5 star album reviews from The Music, Rave Magazine, The Courier Mail, Sydney Morning Herald and Zoo Magazine (not to mention others) and you can see that this is a band worthy of recognition for the positive impact they've had on bringing Australian Blues Rock to the fray.

The band is currently in the studio working on a split EP release to be dropped in 2018 and are wrapping up a 3 month national tour on the back of new single release 'How'd You Get So Low' which featured on Triple J Radio in November.























FESTIVAL ACTION

Byron Bay BluesFest   l   Queenscliff Music Festival   l   Big Pineapple Music Festival l  Great Southern BluesFest   l   Blues on Broadbeach  

Australian Festival of Blues  l  Airlie Beach Music Festival   l   Sydney Blues and Roots Festival   l   Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival 

Narara Music Festival  l  Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival  |  Adelaide Fringe Festival  l  Dead of Winter   l   Mojo Burning Festival  |  Red Deer MAF

Village Festival  |  Monsoon Rock Stock  l  RocktoberFest  Toowoomba Blues and Roots  |  Hobbstock  |  Eumundi Live  l  Adventure Bay Blues and Roots  

Grassroots Music Festival   l   Frankie's SwillFest     QLD Festival of Blues  |  Drunken Moon Festival  l  Sunshine Coast Blues and Roots Festival     Arockalpyse  l  Blues Rock Fest  l  Nimbin Mardigrass  l  Dirty Roots l  Wollombi Music Festival  l  Mandate Festival Toowoomba  |  Winter Warmer etc


RADIO SUPPORT

  • #1 position on the AMRAP Regional Charts for single The River (5 wks in the top 10 - Oct 2015)
  • #3 position on the Great Southern Charts (AMRAP) for single Lay You Down                                                                                                                 (3 weeks in the top 10 - May 2014)
  • #4 position on the AMRAP Regional Charts for Thicker Than Water (4 wks in the top 10 - Mar 2017)
  • #7 position on the AMRAP Regional Charts for single Easily (2 wks in the top 10 - Nov 2016)
  • #7 position on the Great Southern Charts for new single Mexico (July 2014)
  • #9 position on the Great Southern Charts for new single So Sweet (Oct 2014)
  • #10 position on the Regional Charts (AMRAP) for new single 'The River' (Oct 2015)
  • Top 40 most requested acts on Australian Community Radio in 2012 (AMRAP)
  • 5 singles played on Triple J Radio
  • Regularly featured on over 100 stations across Australia
  • Have received radio play internationally in over 16 countries


CRITICAL REVIEW

  • 2012 QLD Blues Song of the Year
  • 2013 IMA Award (International - Blues Category)
  • 2013 Top 5 Finalist in the Blues category of the MusicOz Awards
  • #1, #6, #16 and #18 positions in 4ZzZ Radio's Hot 100 Competition (2011-2014)
  • 5 star album reviews in Zoo Magazine and Penthouse Magazine
  • 4 star album reviews in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail and The Music
  • iTunes Top 20 charting track with the release of Home
  • Winner in the QLD Music Design Awards (Video category) for 'The River' filmclip (Watch HERE)
  • Finalist in the QLD Music Design Awards (Video category) for the 'So Sweet' filmclip (Watch HERE)


For boozy Blues/Rock by bearded men-in-black, you can’t go past the

Transvaal Diamond Syndicate."  Rhythms Magazine


Fans of Clutch through to Ash Grunwald need to sit up and take notice now. 

Deadly.  5 STARS.Zoo Weekly


Great guitar riffs with cool and clear lyrics.  Bound to get the speakers rattling."  

Sydney Daily Telegraph


WHAT'S CURRENTLY HAPPENING WITH THE BAND?

On the back of 7 years of solid national touring (around 100-150 gigs per year), 2017/18 will be spent finishing recording on the second instalment of a double EP release scheduled for 2018 entitled 'The Shackle' along with associated East Coast tours of Australia in support.  Add to that a clip release as well as multiple Festival appearances and you have another busy year for the Heavy Blues troubadours.


The band is just wrapping up a large 3 month tour in support of lead single 'How'd You Get So Low' which saw the boys tour around the country at the back half of 2017 with Fest appearances at Red Deer, Cherry Fest in Melbourne and the Airlie Beach Music Festival.

STREAMING

Stream the TDS Album 'Estranged Blues' HERE

DOWNLOADS

Stage Plot HERE   l   Download a 1-page .pdf Bio HERE

Latest Media Release HERE   l   Latest Poster (A3 Print-ready) HERE  l   Purchase releases online HERE

TRANSVAAL DIAMOND SYNDICATE EPK


SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

WEBSITE   l   FACEBOOK   l   YOUTUBE   l   SOUNDCLOUD     TWITTER   l   INSTAGRAM

INTERACT

Listen, Rate and Review the band on Triple J Unearthed

Order the latest single from AMRAP AirIT HERE

Download a high-resolution (PRINT) press shot HERE   l   Download a low-resolution (WEB) press shot HERE