AREA13’s 1st birthday
AREA13 celebrate their first anniversary. On the 13th May 2017 the boys did their first gig at the Grand Hotel, Cairns. Originally called 13th Floor, the band came together with the integration of Rob, JP and Paul from 13th Floor and Julian, Kev. and Paul from Timeslider. Paul being in both bands brought the guys together to honour some 13th Floor gigs that had been previously booked.
For the nerds out there. In the last 12 months we have done over 35 gigs, 83 x 3 hour full band rehearsals (total 250 hours of full band rehearsal). Thousands of individual hours of rehearsal in our own music rooms working on new songs, writing new songs, working out drum patterns, bass lines, guitar solos harmony vocals etc. etc. We now have over 80 cover songs and 15 original songs.
We have just completed our first studio album of original songs which was recorded at Pegasus Studios, Cairns with Nigel Pegrum at the desk. This was recorded and mixed in approximately 80 hours studio time. Release date is soon.
On our first anniversary we will be recording our first ever TV appearance for Balcony TV. We will be previewing one of the new songs from the album. Watch this space for the release date of the clip.
We now have a logo designed by Sydney artist Darren Scott who is working on out new album design.
We have laughed, cried, argued, been very close to blows and tantrums and a hairs breath to packing it all in. But, here we are 12 months later still together and making music.
The plan for next year is to work even harder at our craft and to be the best band that we can be, produce the best music we can, put on the best show and entertain the folks who come to see us. Oh and to break even or make a profit would be nice….LOL
New Recordings Recordings
AREA 13 take to the recording studio in April/May 2018 to record their first album. 10 brand new original songs have been written by the boys who are looking forward to the sessions at Pegasus Recording Studios in Cairns. We will keep you posted on the progress of the album and when you will be able to purchase it.
The boys are excited to be appearing on this great TV channel. They will be recording their slot Sunday 13th May at Stratford Bowls Club. All welcome, the band will also be previewing songs from their new album in a live 30 mins set after the recording, come and join the party on Sunday, times TBA. Look out for the clip on Balcony TV.
3rd – AREA 13, Port Douglas Yacht Club, Port Douglas
18th – AREA 13, The Jack, Cairns
31st – AREA 13, The Jack, Cairns
29th – AREA 13, Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron, 40th private birthday party
26th – AREA 13, Brothers League Club, Cairns
27th – AREA 13, Ye Old Gordonvale Pub, Gordonvale
1st – AREA 13, Mountain View Hotel, Goldsborough. 60th private birthday party
22nd – AREA 13, Brothers League Club, Cairns
29th – AREA 13, The Jack, Cairns
7th – Private birthday party, Brinsmead
13th – AREA 13, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
27th – Timeslider, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
28th – AREA 13, Ye Old Gordonvale Pub, Gordonvale
3rd – Timeslider, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
17th – AREA13 Holloways Sports Club
23rd – AREA13 The Grand Hotel, Cairns
10th – Timeslider, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
17th – AREA13 Holloways Sports Club
23rd – AREA13 Apres Bar and Grill Palm Cove
17th – AREA13 The Grand Hotel, Cairns
6th – Timeslider, Lakeland Hotel, Lakeland
8th – Pegasus recording session
9th – Pegasus recording session
11th – Pegasus recording session
13th – Timeslider, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
21st- Pegasus recording session
22nd- Pegasus recording session
25th – AREA 13, The Jack, Cairns, ANZAC Day
27th – AREA 13, The Grand Hotel Cairns
28th – Pegasus recording session
5th – Timeslider with Rob, Fogarty Park, Cairns
11th – Timeslider, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
13th – AREA13, Balcony TV, Stratford Bowls Club 2pm – 6pm
19th – AREA 13, The Esplanade, Cairns 2pm – 5pm
25th – AREA 13, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
26th – AREA 13, Port Douglas Yacht Club
2nd – AREA 13, Motorbike Rally/Charity Bike Ride , Cow Bay Hotel, Cow Bay, QLD
9th – Timeslider, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
15th – AREA13 The Jack, Cairns
16th – AREA 13, Ye Old Gordonvale Pub, Gordonvale
22th – AREA 13, The Grand Hotel, Cairns
23rd – AREA 13, Mareeba Race Course, Mareeba (private birthday party)