The Finishing School

The Finishing School

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Our music is fresh, unique with a blend of pop, rock, a hint of jazz and the alternative.NEWS UPDATE- We have just been chosen to be on a CD going to the SXSW festival in the USA in march 2006!Influenced by Radiohead, Massive Attack,& AIR- The Finishing School are sure to impress!

Biography

NEWS FLASH!- The Finishing School have just been selected to be part of 'tunetank' in association with "Australians at SXSW" Stand on a compilation CD going to the SXSW festival 2006 USA which is a showcase of unsigned australian and international artists!The tune chosen was 'You make me laugh'. We were also chosen by the same company in december, to be on a compilation CD going to MIDEM 2006 in Cannes France, the song chosen 'better'. So far 'The Finishing School's' tunes are having a great response!

Formally known as the EmC Quartet, The Finishing School have returned after a two year hiatus whilst band members traveled overseas and pursued other projects.

Forming originally in 2001, the band has evolved the present day lineup of sibling pairs Thom and Emily Combe (guitar, vocals and violin, vocals respectively) and Tristan and Zac Courtney (double bass, electric bass and drum kit, percussion). As one of Adelaide ’s hardest working bands, The Finishing School have played regular shows at The Grace Emily, The Exeter, The Rhino Room, Riffs Music Lounge, Supermild, The Union Hotel, Fad Bar, The Austral and launched their sellout debut EP of 2003 at The Governor Hindmarsh. They have also performed with Evermore, Abbie Cardwell, FRUIT and The Borderers.

The Finishing School’s sound is a blend of cool, acoustic tones with sonorous melodies and harmonies, accompanied by one of the tightest rhythm sections going around today. The Finishing School list among their influences bands and musicians such as Radiohead, Massive Attack, Air, Lamb, Ben Harper, the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, System of a Down and Nick Drake.

Featured recently in Rip It Up and The Sunday Mail, The Finishing School are making a new assault on the Adelaide and Australian music scene, with a new big sound and a new EP in the pipeline.

For bookings and further information, phone Emily on 0423 976 367 or email us at mailinglist@thefinishingschoolmusic.com



Discography

EP self titled 'The Finishing School'. released 2003.
Current popular Adelaide radio station '3D' has played our tunes before.

NEWS FLASH!- The Finishing School have just been selected to be part of 'tunetank' SXSW festival 2006 which is a showcase of unsigned australian and international artists, going to the festival in the USA in march of this year!The tune chosen was 'You make me laugh. We were also chosen by the same company in december, to be on a compilation CD going to MIDEM 2006 in Cannes France, the song chosen 'better'. So far 'The Finishing School's' tune are having a great response!We are very excited about this!

Set List

Our sets vary from half an hour to an hour depending on the type of gig we are playing. The most regular would be 2 sets of 45 mins on a friday or saturday night. Our original songs are- 5 degrees, In this Place, Today, The Door Of Confusion, Purple Tears, The Thought, Good Luck, Better, Waiting for Waits, You Make Me Laugh and Sallys Song.