The Presence

The Presence

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandRock

Hailing from the inner city suburbs of Sydney, The Presence produces a dynamic “rocktail” of hard-hitting riffs, contagious beats and roof-raising rhythms. Some say The Presence is the lovechild of AC/DC, Jet & Airbourne.

Biography

Hailing from the inner city suburbs of Sydney, The Presence produces a dynamic “rocktail” of hard-hitting riffs, contagious beats and roof-raising rhythms. Some say The Presence is the lovechild of AC/DC, Jet & Airbourne.

David Lancaster rips out electrifying vocals while fingering his bass guitar, Julian Leuzzi and Riley Moore smash out the hard-hitting riffs and roof-raising rhythms on guitar, and Matthew McHugh thumps out his contagious drum beats.The boys are renowned for their entertaining onstage antics and amazingly tight set. Maybe this is because David and Jules learnt from the best by growing up in the same street as David’s father Alan, a founding member of Status Quo, and John Brewster from The Angels. Matt is a lifelong friend of the Lancaster family and Riley grew up in the same suburb as the rest of the band. Put simply, the boys are bloody tight!

The Presence has been featured on both radio and T.V. including Triple M’s Ugly Phil radio show and Channel 7’s Today Tonight (‘The New Generation of Rock’).

Back in 2008, The Presence rocked the stage at the St Vinnies World Youth for Justice Charity concert, playing alongside Diesel and Vanessa Amorosi. However, a frustrating hiatus halted the band’s progress.

In 2010, following a rejuvenating line-up reshuffle, involving welcoming Matt to the band, The Presence stormed back into the Aussie rock scene with the release of the popular single ‘Now I know Better’. The band’s second single and debut video clip ‘All I want is your Love’ didn’t disappoint either. The boys took to their music to streets later in the year, playing gigs all over Sydney, including memorable shows at prominent venues such as the Metro Theatre, Factory Theatre and the Annandale.

2011 poses itself as a pivotal year for The Presence. The band is the process of recording its debut album and is planning to tour far and wide. The band has already got off to a flying start this year, supporting renowned Canadian rockers The Trews at the Bridge Hotel in February. So get your hardhats ready, because The Presence is coming to blow the roof off a venue near you!

Discography

Now I Know Better
All I Want is your Love (single & video clip)

Set List

1. Piece of Me
2. You better run
3. More of what you need
4. One Night Stand
5. You make me feel alright
6. Back off
7. Now I know better
8. All I Want is Your love
9. Revenge
10.You're so Fine
11. End of the Line
12. Dead of the Night

Extended

13. Enemy Lines
14.I Feel the Heat
Extra/Back Up Material
15.Surrender
16. Drop Dead Gorgeous
17. You're Really Something