The Cool Calm Collective
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The Cool Calm Collective

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia | SELF
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"Rogerthat, The Blackwater Fever, The Cool Calm Collective @ The Cooly Hotel (04/09/2009)"

"Having one of the coolest band names in history doesn’t seem to be tough to live up to for The Cool Calm Collective. The warm, shake-your-ass vibe of this dub-reggae-funk outfit is like chicken pox in a child care centre – impossible to avoid. Lead singer and part-time guitarist Tane Walker channels all the right influences and oozes the kind of Gold Coast cool that Brisbanites love to hate; while I dare anyone to dislike or fault his soul-soaked backup mistress, Georgia Potter. It’s barely a song before the half strength crowd are pressed against the front barrier. The set is lapped up by the clearly-familiar crowd – and would be by anyone who’s ever skanked to the likes of Sublime or The Wailers. Apart from a tight cover of The Beatles’ Come Together, a set highlight was tough to pinpoint. Great chill tunes and a great warmer for the night ahead." - Faster Louder


"Radio Feedback"

"An awesome groove... Nice dub sound"

- Sarah Howells, Triple J's 'Roots'n'All' Presenter
- TripleJUnearthed.com


"Radio Feedback"

"Sick!!... Great vocals... Very tasteful. You guys are really cool!!!!"

- Ash Grunwald, Musician, Triple J Presenter - TripleJUnearthed.com


Discography

The Pauses & Progressions EP (2009)
- the single 'Kings & Queens' is played on 'Triple J' national radio & was runner-up in the 2009 MusicOz awards in the alternative song category.

Brand New EP out SOON!!
- currently being recorded with producer/engineer Govinda Doyle, who has worked with the likes of Angus & Julia Stone and Lady Of The Sunshine amongst many more.

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If it weren't for the rich, dynamic and textured sound; the passion dripping from every lyric and harmony delivered; the frenetic energy of every live performance; and a willingness to push the boundaries - there's a small chance The Cool Calm Collective might just be a reggae band.

Countless numbers of sold out shows, securing Triple J national radio airplay, coveted festival spots and a host of high profile support slots since their inception in 2007 has just been the warm-up – the future is looking bright… No… The future is looking blindingly brilliant for these hard playing Gold Coast lads.

After three years together, The Cool Calm Collective have developed a solid and unique musical foundation rooted in reggae, but far from limited to any one genre, they seamlessly blend elements of soul, rock afro-beat and whatever else works to get each song bouncing. They've also established a fiercely loyal – not to mention rapidly expanding - fan-base across Australia's East coast.

Recent highlights include two successful interstate tours, Q-Song and Music-Oz finalist song nominations, appearances at Big Day Out, Good Vibrations, Island Vibe and a bunch of other major festivals, and a debut EP with 3 songs that still get played regularly on Triple J national radio.

In 2010 The Cool Calm Collective – affectionately known by fans as “Cool Calm” – underwent somewhat of a transformation, and has emerged with a new look line-up, an edgier and more intense sound and live show to boot, a debut album in production with rock producer Govinda Doyle (best known as one half of the Lady Of The Sunshine project with Angus Stone), and a renewed energy, eagerness and hunger to play.

The Cool Calm Collective's live show is renowned for a fervent, frenetic energy, a rich, textured and dynamic sound, and generally - a very hot, sweaty, frenzied and really, really, ridiculously good looking crowd.

Isn't that exactly what you want at your festival?