A simple idea born of fatherhood, friendship and music has flourished and taken shape.
THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA, formed in mid-2015 from a concept devised by the bands late guitarist Liam Guthrie, evolved quickly into a powerhouse combination of some of Tasmania’s premiere contemporary musicians.
A traditional line-up with; vocals, electric guitars, bass guitar, drum kit, Hammond organ & a 3-piece horn section (tenor sax, trumpet, trombone). Big grooves, snappy horn lines and catchy as hell vocals. Critics have likened THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA to the classic sounds of Australian pub-rock with a modern twist, whilst others have named it a unique brand of soul.
Since establishing, THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA have featured on some of Tasmania’s most popular festival line-ups, including: Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock, Forth Valley Blues Festival, Junction Arts Festival, The Taste of Tasmania, Royal Eve, Festivale, The Great Huon Valley Festival, Bruny Island Blues & Roots Festival - and many more.
THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA is beginning to receive National attention, after the 2018 MOJO BURNING (QLD) and two separate EP tour's (2018 and 2019) across QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and TAS; with interstate festivals at BLUES ON BROADBEACH (May 2019) & CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (October 2019).
THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA also have a strong work ethic when it comes to writing and recording music; having recently released their 3rd EP in as many years. These 3 EPs have received extensive community radio and ABC regional radio airplay across Australia and New Zealand.
With a number of SOLD OUT shows under their belt, festival bookings and plans to record their debut album, these 9 Tasmanian Dads show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
It’s big, it’s bad and it’s Dad!!