Agent Fontaine

Agent Fontaine

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Agent Fontaine audaciously looks to take the spotlight back from Lady Gaga's disco pole to rock 'n' roll revival. If Temper trap are modern music's answer to the psychedelic period of the Beatles, Fontaine provides the refresher from the Beatles Motown Rubber Soul, Revolver Period.

Biography

Agent Fontaine (unbeknownst to its members at the time) was conceived in the clubs of Liverpool in around 1963 but born and schooled in Tasmania's capital Hobart 45 years later as part of a get rich quick scheme.

The five piece band's sound is best described as an evolution of The Beatles, Queen and Ben Folds Five with subtle throwbacks to Australia's music of the late 1980's . If Temper Trap are modern music's answer the psychedelic period of the Beatles, Agent Fontaine provides the refresher from the Beatles Motown driven Rubber Soul, Revolver Period.

Formed from members born throughout the Tasmanian Island, the band features on keys Mozza Morrisby who provides not only the honky piano style of Ben Folds but also the organ shimmer of Billy Preston. On drums, local skins master Jem Kearney who in previous incarnations has played at the Falls Festivals and repeatedly on the national circuit. Launcestonians Grant Cooper and Jimmy O'Shannessey own the rhythm section and provide guitar and bass respectively whilst vocals are handled by Paddy Durkin who has best been described as the love child of Freddie Mercury and Bon Scott.

October 5 2012 signals the launch date of Fontaine’s debut EP ‘Superhero’ recorded at Melbourne’s renown Sing Sing Studios. Following the launch the band will announce the revival of rock ‘n’ roll to the country with an extensive tour of Australia’s eastern seaboard. Aussieplaylist.com has previewed the EP as a “delightful” and “awesome debut EP” with its title track ‘Superhero’ possessing “one of those infectious bass lines that will struggle to keep you from tapping your feet.”

Although only three years old, Agent Fontaine since its inception has been flying the flag for Tasmanian music proudly with national success in Triple J Unearthed. Both songs "Old Loves" and "Nobody's Baby" in 2009 which were uploaded as a demo tasters to the Unearthed website were voted to Number 1 and simultaneously held positions 1 and 2 for two weeks. This success led to national exposure both in local media such as the Mercury and Examiner and further feature interviews on ABC's Radio National and Edge Radio.

The Fontaine's growing national reputation has also been reflected in with its selection as the support for touring acts Regurgitator, Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians, The Vasco Era, Trial Kennedy and Goldfields. Fontaine was also selected as one of two local bands to play at the Soundscape Festival 2011, supporting bands such as Jebediah, You Am I & the Ting Tings. As described by Shantell Rodman of Southern Cross News, Agent Fontaine's gigs "appeal to a mass audience with their groupies running wild on the dance floor eager to bop to that distinctive beat."

With its growing national recognition and strong fan base, Agent Fontaine hopes to compete for Justin Beiber’s place in your stereo very soon...

Discography

2012 - Superhero - EP