OutKry

OutKry

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OutKry is a high energy rock band playing inspired songs with positive edge to make a difference. Hailing from Australia, their music cuts thru boundaries with raw rock bound with social commentary on freedom, hope, humanity – not quick-fix songs but a reality check experience in uncertain times.

Biography

Note: Full details @ http://www.outkry.com

OutKry is a high energy rock band playing reality songs with a positive edge to make a difference. Our genre is pure rock. Our message is very clear and as deep as you are prepared to take it.

With a mix of party hard, politics, social issues, the spiritual and love we cover the areas most bands won't touch. The music speaks for itself and seeks to fill the void in the current plastic prefabricated music scene and a world so gone.

The Music

Rock Is Back !!! That is the central theme of the OutKry sound. Not chirpy pop tunes that are quickly forgotten and demand something new every five minutes, but the full range of grunge to power ballad rock with a band that studies their craft as well as feels it in their blood. The drummer, Nick, has been described as ‘Keith Moon without the damage’, Jeff the lead guitarist “all the basics plus Santana and Satriani in one”, John the bassist as “the doctor of back rhythms” and Alx the lead singer as “taking the lyrics and voice far beyond where John Bon Jovi left off”.

The Lyrics

Many of the songs touch on real issues that face youth and generations X thru Z, such as depression, loneliness, loss of direction, confusion and a sense of belonging.
Whilst OutKry does seek to bring some reality in lyrics it is not politically aggressive and does not condone violence. Nevertheless this has not stopped repressed people from taking up the call and OutKry has been reportedly banned in Burma for supporting Aung San Suu Kyi after local students covered OutKry's song “Freedom”. This the band considers an offence to wear with pride.

History

OutKry was formed in 2005 from the remnants of Elijah’s Cry, a small time band based in Melbourne. Alx and Nick were determined to progress their musical careers with songs that matched the issues of the day to music that had international appeal. A demo recording was submitted to numerous record labels until a chance visit during an awards evening led Hardrush Music to hear the sound and which sparked immediate interest and the signing of the band to the medium-size Indie label.

Considerable research then went into every aspect of the band ranging from the name (chosen from around 100 variations) to the instrumentation and personnel suited for the range of styles. As a result Jeff and John joined the band in and the band has not looked back since, being on 3 recordings and heard on all continents.

Achievements

OutKry has some notable successes over recent times:

* Making waves across Australia, Asia and now Europe and North America typical shows 200 - 1,000 + festivals crowds
* Replaced Nickleback as band of the month on Thailand’s True World Music (April 2006)
* Girlfriend magazine Band of The Month August 2006
* Banned in Myanmar after local students cover the Outkry song “Freedom”
* Finalist in AGMA Best Music Video 2005 with “Crash And Burn”
* Launched "Rock The Tox!" protest concert with celebrity rock artists to stop proposed toxic waste dump site in adjacent to sensitive national park - perfromed on steps of Parliament House
* Filmed DVD “OutKry Live @ MusicLand” to release in Sep 2006
* Winner Best Rock 2006 HIMA, finalist in 4 categories including Best Music Video, Best Producer, Export Achievement

More details and latest updates@

Website: http://www.outkry.com
Fan Site: http://www.outkry.net
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/outkry

Discography

World So Gone (2005)
In This World (13 tracks - 26 April 2006)
Big Day Indie (1 May 2006 - compilation with Crash And Burn single)
Streaming: - Crash And Burn @ http://www.hardrushmusic.com/Outkry-EPK-Crash_And_Burn.html - song picked up by 500 Europe, Asia & North American radio stations July 2006, also on several Asian Music Internet sites
Feel Alright @ http://www.outkry.net

Set List

Typical set 50 - 55 minutes.
Songs in usual running order
* Freedom
* Crash And Burn
* Sick And Tired
* Life
* Never Let You Go
* Sit Urself In Her Mind
* World So Gone
* In This World
* Next 2 Me
* Heart And Soul
* Feel Alright
No covers required although from time to time includes: Land Of Illusion (Genesis); Jailbreak (ACDC) & Start Me Up (Rolling Stones)