Michael Turner Presents Spikey & Friends

Michael Turner Presents Spikey & Friends

 Byron Bay, New South Wales, AUS
BandRockChildren's Music

In My Backyard is a uniquely Australian K-indie Rock album released by Spikey and Friends, Byron Bay’s top pop-rock performers.

It’s jazz-inflected grooving rock and roll with the guitar twang of Link Wray and the sinuous beauty of great pop rock and sinuous surf-jazz grooves. Educational & fun!


Spikey & Friends are a uniquely Australian Alternative K-indie Rock band, educational & fun for the whole family. Songs include many themes about native Australian animals coming from an authentic Indigenous perspective with Indigenous values about nature.

Spikey & Friends utilize music as a vehicle to not only entertain children & parents but also help give access to a more balanced view of living & looking after the biodiversity of our oceans, rain forests and Indigenous cultures.

Spikey & Friends are well renowned musicians:

Michael Turner on guitars & vocals, an ARIA winning musician. Michael Turner was “Wild Pumpkins At Midnight”, who came soaring out of Tasmania on the back of the burgeoning green activists movement in the 1980s, conquered Melbourne's mercurial music scene and went on to play across Europe for a decade.

He is also known as the singer & guitarist for retro acoustic pop surf outfit “The Durga Babies” and the highly regarded Surf Instrumental band “Dan Rumour & The Drift”.

Thierry Fossemale, an in disputed sensei of the double bass, has played with the likes of “The Whitlams “and more top shelf jazz combos than he cares to remember.

Nick Fisher on drums used to interpret Ed Kuepper’s unique music and controlled the percussive earthquake of rock & roll legends
“The New Christ” before embarking on less torrential projects.

This family band offer an incredible high-energy, colorful, fun, educating, interactive, authentic performance (+ workshops) providing an earthy, Australian, independent alternative rock feel, by 3 highly experienced talented musicians/teachers and with up to 5 children (7-11 yrs) in amazing colorful animal costumes playing, singing, dancing in the band with our very friendly Spikey Echidna mascot LIVE!