A decade ago in North Queensland a tremendous cyclone cut a path of destruction and isolated two strangers on a flood bound road. Max Perkin was a professional drummer, Brad Mckenna a teacher on way to a posting. Thus began the Collective.
Keen to record original music, they were soon joined by a behemoth of a man bearing not only a trombone and a Conservatorium of Music education, but also a swag of “Freak Brothers” comics and a permanent gig with popular Cairns band, “The Swinging Alley Cats”. Thus the Collective began to collect.
A stint as a radio announcer on a community radio station brought Brad in contact with a golden voiced duo named Tim and Geri Borella playing live as the band Sonic Bloom.
The second song on this demo also features the masterful piano playing of our friend Mr. Mark Mannock, piano player extraordinaire.
This recent collaboration immediately bore fruit and is an ongoing cooperative devoted to writing and recording our individual impressions, snapshots of the society in which we live. To be able to afford to produce these as CD quality commercial recordings is certainly a major aim!!!