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"Cheeky bid off-Track"

NB. eBay Final Bid = $2,550 post the article being written.
A popular Melbourne act has put itself on internet auction site eBay to raise funds.
Track 5, an urban boy band with two ARIA chart hits, estimates a night in their company is worth $8000.
But yesterday, as the music industry reacted cautiously to the fundraiser the website reported no takers for Track 5's self priced starting bid.
'If the boys do that, and it works for them, more power to them.' Stu Watters of the Association of Independent Record Labels (AIR) says.
'There is no rule book. But I guess the risk for them is if it doesn't work and it backfires, there are a couple of bruised egos out there.'
Track 5 are Adam Lovell, Paul Vercoe and Krishool. Their singles Crazy and Everything Ends have cracked the ARIA top 50 and Channel V playlists.
Manager Ella Lehaf says the group needs $14,000 to attend Berlin's influential PopKomm festival in September.
The eBay idea came after a night of brainstorming. Track 5 are offering a personal acoustic performance for one night to the highest bidder.
'To add incentive, for the highest bidder offering $14,000, a personal song will be written for them, performed on the night and recorded is the bidder requests this.' the eBay offer says.
'Please help us take that one shot at achieving our dreams.'
Christie Eliezer, Australasian bureau chief of Billboard magazine, says the cash drive reflects the climate. Local performers including Richard Claption and Cosima De Vito have sought investors to fund their albums. 'It's the way of the world now,' Eliezer says.
'Record companies are not spending money on signing new acts or advertising or marketing. You've got to go out and do it on your own.'
Lehaf says the $8000 asking price is to cover airfares.
'We have to raise money or else we'll be in debt for the rest of our lives,' she says.
Lehaf says the band re-posted their offer on Friday and started the bidding at $100.
'It's about alternative income revenue,' Watters says.
'People go to all sorts of avenues to get investment to access markets.
'But the eBay experiment could potentially affect credibility if it doesn't work. They could become famous for being the band who put themselves on eBay and nothing happened. And I'm not making any quality judgment here.
But it is an industrial risk. It's a risk that could pay off well.
In the event it doesn't, there are side effects.'
Those spin-offs may already include the wrath of a notoriously hard-to-please urban scene.
'Track 5 are not worth $8000,' says urban music commentator Ken Walker.
'I'd rather spend the night with Michael Jackson's monkey for $8000.' - Herald Sun- Nui Te Koha

"Flip Side is Hard to Beat"

Track5's Adam Lovell tells ALYSSA FRENCH just how his Melbourne band puts music into motion.

Not many local urban bands can boast an ex-Circus Oz acrobat as their lead singer, but Track5's Adam Lovell has the voice and the tunes to go with his moves.
'I've been known to do the odd backflip on stage if the occasion called for it,' Lovell said.
'Gymnastics gives me a real buzz.'
It's not just the acrobatics that have them bouncing around Melbourne's clubs and pubs.
Track5's hard urban groove and infectious melody have also been creating vibrations.
Bored with the pop and R'n'B scene, the trio of Lovell, Krishool and Paul Vercoe are charting new ground under the influences of OutKast and The Black Eyed Peas.
They've already cultivated a reputation for biting lyrics with a difference.
'We're not just your average boy band,' Lovell said.
'Our lyrical content is darker than the boy genre.'
These blokes aren't into crooning about being lucky in love or whining about lost love.
Their latest single Crazy tackles the subject of stalking with a decidedly beats-driven edge.
They may not be your ordinary boy band, but like all boys they all secretly crave attention.
'We are like three vocalists fighting for the limelight,' Lovell said.
The band is now looking forward to international success.
Track5's new beats will bound into Berlin for the Popkomm Festival in September.
And they hope their album, Pure Motion, will somersault up the charts when it is released next month.

-Track5 play The Empress Hotel, Nicholson St, North Fitzroy, tomorrow and the Barbukka Bar, Smith St, Collingwood on Sunday. - MX (Herald Sun)

"Access All Areas"

Track 5 have been approached by to do a Weblog during their O/S trip. This website provides news and new music to Australian National Radio Stations. - T5Management

"For more, go to"

Visit website, enter 'Media' section. - Australia


Album: Nov 2005
Pure Motion

Crazy: July 2004
Everything Ends: June 2005
(see website for details of airplay and progress)

EP's for gigs:
Not the 'A' Sides: April 2005
Not the One: September 2002


Feeling a bit camera shy


Three singers called TRACK 5 may sound a bit different, but that is just the beginning of the clash of the unexpected that is TRACK 5.

Paul, Krish and Adz have been working hard as a group for the past 4 years to make their dreams become a reality. They have by no means undershot what they are trying to achieve, and their debut single ‘Crazy’ and follow up single ‘Everything Ends’ is a testament to that journey.

What has come out of the group is a fresh sound that has been described as a mix of classic infectious melodies blended with biting lyrics and hard urban grooves that give an unmistakable urban edge unlike anything else going around. While this might begin to describe their music, it is the seamless blend of their vocals with songs that punch that is the real surprise. Track 5 is a band that blends stylistic opposites; Krishool provides the chocolaty smooth bass lines and the R'n'B feel. Paul provides the 'rock snarl' element somewhere in the middle and Adam rounds the trio off with smooth, soaring vocals and a seemingly endless range.

They attribute their originality to their diverse cultural backgrounds, allowing them to explore their musical talents for numerous years prior to forming in 2001. Krishool will credit his abilities from a young boy in the Australian boys choir and draws his flavour from his birth country of Ghana in West Africa and various R’n’B influences. While Paul’s experience of growing up in country Victoria singing in church choirs and having years of training in classical piano will bring to light his valuable technical and vocal abilities. Adam’s strong sense of performance and attention to detail was nurtured from an environment in circus and musical theatre at a young age, and his diverse influence of music endorsed by his suburban city living.

Although the descriptions of these three boys are implausibly extreme, it is the very essence of their backgrounds that makes them so unique in their song writing and performance abilities. Witnessing a live show will affirm their stories, with each of them naturally in their element ingeniously carving their style into the public spectrum.

They have been uncompromising in their efforts to produce music that is uniquely their own and TRACK 5 have been combining their talents with producers Paul Carmody and Steaurt DeHoedt of Depac Music for the last year to create their fresh new sound. Their independent label, Spin Music, gives them the platform they need to realise their dream. If ‘Crazy’ & ‘Everything Ends’ is any indication of what’s to come you can only anticipate what their debut album, ‘Pure Motion’, will offer to the world of music.

-Track 5 will be attending Popkomm 2005 in Berlin and following up with a promotional tour in London.