Drawing on influences including The Killers, U2 and Coldplay, Brisband band Alibi write and perform captivating melody driven rock. Utilitsing thier infectious melodies and a quirky yet passionate live show, Alibi has the support of a growing local and national fanbase.


Coldplay, U2 and The Killers are arguably some of the top bands to come out of the past decade. Now Brisbane based rock group Alibi have drawn influence from artists such as these and is creating quite a buzz. Infectious melodies blended with thought provoking and inspirational lyrics makes listening to their third release ‘Rise’ a unique experience.

All four members of Alibi – Mark Folker, James Cheetham, Matt Fairhurst and Arryn Bills – grew up in the small rural Queensland community of Kingaroy. Although their hearts would always remain in their hometown, they realised that their futures, musical or otherwise were in Brisbane.

In between lectures and part time work Mark, Matt and James experimented individually with various bands before forming Alibi in 2004. One year later bassist Arryn Bills completed the lineup just in time for the band to record their second EP ‘Before the Early, Beyond the Late’.

Alibi’s first two EPs ‘Better Days’ and ‘Before the Early and Beyond the Late’ both received rave review and critical acclaim from industry professionals. On top of being voted number one People’s Choice at the 2006 Queensland Rock Awards and being finalists in the Starburst Soundcheck competition, Alibi were selected to support Australian music veteran Jimmy Barnes. Other major supports include The Sick Puppies, Repeat Offender and Shifter.

Despite their first two EPs being impressive offerings, the band members only considered them stepping blocks. With the help of award winning producer Stuart Stuart (the Veronicas, Small Mercies) Alibi released their third EP ‘Rise’ in 2007 which they feel fully reflects their personalities and abilities. With growing interest from television shows, prominent management and record labels Alibi are definitely a band to watch.


Better Days EP - 2005
Tracks with Radio play (regional) - 'Better Days'

Before the Early, Beyond the Late EP - 2006

Rise EP - 2007
Tracks with Radio play (played nationally on regional and community radio)
"Rise" and "Silver Skies"

Set List

Our set list can be as long as 1 hour 15 minutes if required. It is very un-common for us to perform covers, although sometimes we are known to play some of our favourite bands songs to mix it up. Our typical pub/club or festival set is between 45 minutes to and hour, including around 9-11 songs. All origional material.