Sojourn

Sojourn

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Straight ahead Rock n Roll, lavished with melody and pop so as to reach all listeners. No subscription to a 'trend' or 'fad' style of music here... Sojourn have continued to rock for 6 years..Toured LA in Dec 2007 playing at many iconic venues on Sunset Strip

Biography

In 2002, three wide eyed young musicians finished high school in Launceston, Tasmania before moving across the Strait to Melbourne, Australia. In the following years they started a band – Sojourn – as nothing more than a release of youthful rock n roll in it’s simplest fashion, and going completely against the grain of synthesizers, dance beats and hipsters, which began to smother the vibrant music scene that Melbourne is known for. In early 2007, under the wing of Loki Lockwood (The Drones, Spiderbait), they recorded their first 5 track EP. On the back of this recorded they were invited to play in Los Angeles at an iconic venue on the Sunset Strip. With the help of generous and eager promoters, Sojourn turned the trip into a month long 5 show stint.

In January 2008, the young and grisly rock n rollers returned from their first trip abroad where they played 5 electrifying shows at some of LA’s most iconic venues. From the first show of 400 punters at the Key Club in Hollywood, to a tightly packed little cocktail bar known as the Viper Room, Sojourn made a small but significant stamp on the LA scene. Generating a following in the short 5 weeks that the band was overseas, the boys are looking to return to California within the year, with talks of being brought out to produce a record and to jump on a larger scale tour. The band got to experience a bigger audience and the excitement of playing in an unknown environment every night. They also popped in to a few parties in between and were even invited to attend the kick off party for the Grammy Awards. On the back of one show, the gigantic and historic Amoeba Music in Hollywood has began stocking Sojourn’s first EP. Now back in Australia the band is tighter than ever and ready to get back to the pubs of Melbourne and do their thing.

Discography

'Mama, I Got No Soul' EP - Indie, 2006. The initial small run Sold Out, reissues now available *with prettier packaging. Local and national airplay. Favourite of local rock DJ's in melbourne...

'Hello' EP, 2003.

Sojourn (Self Titled) 2007
Recorded by Loki Lockwood (the Drones, Spiderbait)
Tracks 18, My Lady My Girl have been played consistenly on local and regional radio in Melbourne and throughout the Country

Set List

Mama, I Got No Soul (pop, driving rock assault)
Take It Home
Oh My (Energetic Rock at its most raw)
Life's a Drag (oh, the grunge years do live on...)
18 (start dancing again...)
Easy - Rock and roll tune with a melodic catchy chorus
Roll With You (popsters and rockers unite)
My Lady My Girl (a song to leave your head spinning...)
Not if you were the Last Dandy on Earth (Brian Jonestown Massacre Cover)

Typical local sets runs for about 40minutes... Always leave the crowd wanting a little more, we figure....