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.   For full BIO click HERE.


The act is currently working on a second EP 'The Shackle' to compliment 'The Shadow' EP which will be released as a double-EP release later this year.  The band raised $10,000 in 40 days through an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign in a great display of fan support. 


TDS popped up at multiple festivals in last next few months including Mojo Burning, The Big Pineapple Music Festival and The Echuca Winter Blues Festival whilst preparing to hit the road in October - December in support of full EP release.  The late 2016 tour will include Festival appearances at the Airlie Beach Music Festival, Hobbstock and the Mojo Burning Roadshow series.


TOUR SCHEDULE

Transvaal Diamond Syndicate consistently perform over 150 live all-original gigs per year and have done so since their inception in 2010.  Known in the industry for a heavy and constant touring schedule, their brand of Blues Rock has seen them perform in all states of Australia thus far with 8 full-scale national tours (20+ dates) under their belts.  These included epic 72 and 65-date jaunts.


The band is currently in the studio recording their next release and will hit the road in October on the back of full EP and clip release as well as multiple festival appearances to round out another busy year.























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   

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 weeks 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)
  • #7 position on the AMRAP Regional Charts for single Easily (2 weeks 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)
  • 4 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


FUTURE ENDEAVOURS

On the back of 6 years of solid national touring (around 100-150 gigs per year), early 2017 will be spent finishing recording on the second instalment of a double EP release scheduled for mid 2017 along with associated East Coast tour of Australia in support.  Add to that a clip release as well as multiple Festival appearances and you have another busy years for the Blues Rock troubadours.



STREAMING

Stream the TDS Album 'Estranged Blues' HERE

SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

WEBSITE   l   FACEBOOK   l   YOUTUBE   l   SOUNDCLOUD   l   TWITTER   l   INSTAGRAM

INTERACT

Listen, Rate and Review the band on Triple J Unearthed

Order the latest single from AMRAP AirIT 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

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

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