If it weren't for the rich, dynamic and textured sound; the passion dripping from every lyric and harmony delivered; the frenetic energy of every live performance; and a willingness to push the boundaries - there's a small chance The Cool Calm Collective might just be a reggae band.
Countless numbers of sold out shows, securing Triple J national radio airplay, coveted festival spots and a host of high profile support slots since their inception in 2007 has just been the warm-up – the future is looking bright… No… The future is looking blindingly brilliant for these hard playing Gold Coast lads.
After three years together, The Cool Calm Collective have developed a solid and unique musical foundation rooted in reggae, but far from limited to any one genre, they seamlessly blend elements of soul, rock afro-beat and whatever else works to get each song bouncing. They've also established a fiercely loyal – not to mention rapidly expanding - fan-base across Australia's East coast.
Recent highlights include two successful interstate tours, Q-Song and Music-Oz finalist song nominations, appearances at Big Day Out, Good Vibrations, Island Vibe and a bunch of other major festivals, and a debut EP with 3 songs that still get played regularly on Triple J national radio.
In 2010 The Cool Calm Collective – affectionately known by fans as “Cool Calm” – underwent somewhat of a transformation, and has emerged with a new look line-up, an edgier and more intense sound and live show to boot, a debut album in production with rock producer Govinda Doyle (best known as one half of the Lady Of The Sunshine project with Angus Stone), and a renewed energy, eagerness and hunger to play.
The Cool Calm Collective's live show is renowned for a fervent, frenetic energy, a rich, textured and dynamic sound, and generally - a very hot, sweaty, frenzied and really, really, ridiculously good looking crowd.
Isn't that exactly what you want at your festival?
Tane Walker - Lead Vocals
Soren Walker - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Grant Gerathy - Vocals, Drums
Jai Mitchell - Vocals, Bass
The Pauses & Progressions EP (2009)
- the single 'Kings & Queens' is played on 'Triple J' national radio & was runner-up in the 2009 MusicOz awards in the alternative song category.
Brand New EP out SOON!!
- currently being recorded with producer/engineer Govinda Doyle, who has worked with the likes of Angus & Julia Stone and Lady Of The Sunshine amongst many more.
Rogerthat, The Blackwater Fever, The Cool Calm Collective @ The Cooly Hotel (04/09/2009)
[+ Show ]
"Having one of the coolest band names in history doesn’t seem to be tough to live up to for The Cool..."Having one of the coolest band names in history doesn’t seem to be tough to live up to for The Cool Calm Collective. The warm, shake-your-ass vibe of this dub-reggae-funk outfit is like chicken pox in a child care centre – impossible to avoid. Lead singer and part-time guitarist Tane Walker channels all the right influences and oozes the kind of Gold Coast cool that Brisbanites love to hate; while I dare anyone to dislike or fault his soul-soaked backup mistress, Georgia Potter. It’s barely a song before the half strength crowd are pressed against the front barrier. The set is lapped up by the clearly-familiar crowd – and would be by anyone who’s ever skanked to the likes of Sublime or The Wailers. Apart from a tight cover of The Beatles’ Come Together, a set highlight was tough to pinpoint. Great chill tunes and a great warmer for the night ahead."
"An awesome groove... Nice dub sound" - Sarah Howells, Triple J's 'Roots'n'All' Presenter
[+ Show ]
"Sick!!... Great vocals... Very tasteful. You guys are really cool!!!!" - Ash Grunwald, Musician..."Sick!!... Great vocals... Very tasteful. You guys are really cool!!!!"
- Ash Grunwald, Musician, Triple J Presenter
Cool Calm can perform anything from 30 minute sets through to 2 x 60 minute sets.
Most of our live set is original, though reggafied covers of some Beatles or MJ classic can sometimes make an appearance.
Longer sets can also be arranged.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.