Ramshackle

Ramshackle

 Denistone, New South Wales, AUS
BandRockPunk

Biography

The origins of Ramshackle began on opposite sides of Sydney as budding musicians in the Northern Districts and the Eastern Suburbs were honing their crafts.
Jared Montgomery and Andrew Bavaro had met at high school, both taking music as an elective. At the same time James Wall, also undertaking music at the school, was gaining a reputation as an accomplished guitarist and drummer playing with Blitzkrieg, The Zebras and the Black Ducks. The three guys jammed together and played in Battle of the Bands competitions under the names of Reason for Concern and Avail.
Tony Austin’s family had arrived from England when he was 9 years old, settling in the suburb of Eastlakes. Tony became interested in music, choosing it as an elective at school and playing drums and singing in local bands such as Black Lotus and Purple Puddle who headlined at the Blymp Festival at Bondi Beach in 2006.
The guys got together in 2008 and quickly realised that they had an affinity for song writing.
They set out to find their drummer and by a happy coincidence, a student from Brazil was staying at Jared’s house while undertaking an English language course in Sydney. As it turned out, 24 year old Kent Modes had been playing drums since he was 10 and agreed to sit in. The guys were amazed at Kent’s outstanding talent and passion for his art and he quickly became the band’s drummer.
2009 and 2010 has seen the band playing at venues like the Annandale, Lansdowne, Roxbury and Lewisham Hotels as well as local festivals and various venues around Sydney. The band has continued to refine its craft and expand the number of fans following its progress.
Ramshackle has evolved into an outstanding rock/punk performance band with a unique affinity for composition. Their debut CD is scheduled for release in late 2010.
Ramshackle:

Lead Vocals Tony Austin
Guitar & Vocals Jared Montgomery
Guitar & Vocals James Wall
Bass Andy Bavaro
Drums Kent Modes