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The Rock-itt : September 2010
"We put on a party at the old Manly Rugby Union Club and convinced Muzza to play with us for the night. We put together a set of covers but had also been working on about five originals. The night went better than we ever expected, and the originals showed some promise. At a band meeting a few days later, Muzza committed to the band and Snaketide was born. Since then we have developed about 15 originals and have recorded eight at Moonlight." "Our songs are very catchy, " says Murray. "We don't stray too far into the blues stuff preferring to play harder rock and roll. We like to find good riffs and driving beats that kick arse. It seems to work as we usually manage to get the audience off their feet and moving. Myles is a full-on front man who just dominates the stage. He puts everything he has into every performance and delivers a massive show." In July, and on a whim, Snaketide entered the Northern Beaches Band Competition put on by Burgess Promotions. "I reckon we were twice the age of most of the other bands, and pretty rough compared to some of the more polished acts," says Wicks, "However our material is solid and our sound was huge. This coupled with Myles's performance took us to the grand final. We ended up third after some technical difficulties and a few nerves and that made us think we had a bit of potential." Snaketide has a number of gigs coming up including Valve at Tempe (The Harp) on 26 August, Newtown RSL on Friday 24th September and Sunday 26th September at Shush nightclub, Newtown. "We're also hoping to put together a show to raise money for Ben's nephew who has a rare bone marrow disease, " says Faulder, "We're aiming for November with a very special guest joining us." Snaketide are in the process of recording a demo of their first album, with 8 tracks completed and the writing of the final 5 songs almost finished. They are planning to go back in the studio in mid 2011 to re record all the songs for an independent release. The future is pretty good for Snaketide, "We are continuing to write new material and hone our live shows," says Ben. "We would also like to do some festival work. My dream is to tour the East Coast from Noosa to Sydney, travelling in a bus. Surfing in the morning, sleeping in the arvo and gigging at night!" "We're in a unique situation as we combine our love of music with a genuine excitement about performing and playing," says Ward- Thornton. "With us what you see is what you get and we give plenty. ' SNAKETIDE www.myspace.com/snaketide