Rock & Roll / Garage Rock
“Real Rock for a New Generation!”
POWERAGE is a modern, high energy rock band consisting of two sets of teenage brothers from Hinton near Newcastle Australia. Their ages range from 14 to 18. With a unique modern fresh sound, incorporating influences from the classic rock gods to more current bands, Powerage has been performing in venues and festivals in Newcastle, Sydney and along the East Coast since they formed in early 2005, and more recently expanding their list of achievements to include the world stage.
POWERAGE first tasted notoriety in late 2005 winning a talent competition on the National Rugby Leagues’ “Footy Show” in front of 15,000 screaming fans at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Although extremely young and inexperienced at the time, Powerage went on to win the entire competition which then whetted their appetite for bigger things. With a range of influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jet and Wolfmother, the band has worked tirelessly not only to establish and grow their own brand of modern and powerful rock but to deliver a consistent, tight high energy live show for everyone including a whole new generation of fans.
With a packed itinerary of gigs and supports for the likes of Matchbox 20, Australian bands, Thirsty Merc, the Screaming Jets and Grinspoon under their belts, including live performances on 2MMM’s Ugly Phil program and Channel [V], POWERAGE surged to a massive crescendo in December 2008, taking out the title of “Australasian Best New Band” in the internationally-recognised Global Battle of the Bands tournament. Representing their country, the members of Powerage performed in London against bands from 35 other countries, taking out 2nd place and winning the hearts and souls of all present, including a number of music industry heavyweights.
Since that time, Powerage has gone on to play a range of high profile shows including the Royal Easter Show and at NRL football matches and in March 2009 released their First EP “Get Ready” and music video “Let’s Jam” to great reviews both in Australia and overseas. In addition to releasing the CD, Powerage has continued to gig regularly and now have their music available through iTunes, Amazon and EMusic and the CDs being sold in several outlets and at Powerage gigs.
Not only has Powerage connected with many people through myspace (www.myspace.com/powerageband ) and youtube www.youtube.com/powerage9 they have more recently hooked up with UK company Deuce Management who are now exposing the boys music to radio stations in the UK, Europe and the US.
Powerage in a sense are unique in the current musical environment, as they, unlike a range of new bands who have a focus on pop based music, are a young band committed to keeping
no- frills rock alive for now and into the future.
Band Members: Zac Crawford – Lead Guitar, lead vocals 14 years
Ben Crawford – Drums, Vocals 18 years
Jeremy Minett – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals 18 years
Nikk Minett –Bass Guitar, Vocals 14 years