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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 with their Youtube channel hitting over 15million plays.



On the back of 8 years of solid national touring (around 100-150 gigs per year) and over 1000 live shows played, TDS took a much needed hiatus and lineup change during the 2 year Covid period and is back on the road where they belong.  The band has a number of shows lined up for the coming months:

Thu April 20  Gold Coast  Mo's Desert Clubhouse with CHILD

Sat May 20  Gold Coast  Blues on Broadbeach Festival

Thu Jun 01  Gold Coast  Mo's Desert Clubhouse

July 28-30  Rockhampton  Rockhampton River Festival w The Delta Riggs

Fri Nov 24  Bellingen  Federal Hotel

Sat Nov 25 Port Macquarie  Not Quite a Muster Fest

w Bill Chambers, Kim Salmon, Karl S Williams and more



Byron Bay BluesFest   l   Queenscliff Music Festival   l   Big Pineapple Music Festival l  Caloundra Music Festival  |  Great Southern BluesFest   l   Blues on Broadbeach   | Australian Festival of Blues  l  Airlie Beach Music Festival   l  Dead Of Winter Festival |  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  |  Sonic Gravy  |  Rockhampton River Festival  |  Not Quite a Muster



  • 'Estranged Blues' YouTube clip clears 13million views with almost 20k channel subscribers and 15million channel views (2021)

  • #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

  • 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)




Pack your esky, put a few hot treats in the oven and get ready to bite down on a LIVE and rowdy loungeroom experience with touring act Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, manufacturers of some of Australia's finest hard edge Blues Rock. The now Gold Coast trio throw down a 40min set and live interview for Episode 3 of Desert TV, new professionally captured and edited music TV channel. Episode 3 airs Thursday 01 October at 8.00pm AEST. In a solid 9 years on the road, the band has managed to put over 300,000kms on the tour van, have dropped 5 releases, had 5 tracks featured on Triple J Radio, won numerous awards including a #1 slot on 4ZZZ Hot 100, regularly charted on AMRAP charts and has played most of the country's Blues and Roots festivals in a decade of commitment to the cause. Purchase your $10 household ticket now and the livestream link will be sent to your nominated email on the day of the show. Then log in to Desert TV's YouTube channel via the link, join the chat room and you're away! Exclusive show for ticket holders only. Purchase your ticket now at Desert TV is the live video arm of Gold Coast creative space Mo's Desert Clubhouse, aiming to develop and nurture the energy and creative vision of artists and industry workers, capturing professionally-recorded live sets which engage the community in collaborative experience and provide necessary alternate income streams. With help from the awesome folk at Beats Cartel, Mo's Desert Clubhouse, Serotonin Productions, Wild Honey Production, City of Gold Coast and the QLD Government. Funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Subscribe to Desert TV NOW at
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