Frenetic rhythms, rousing harmonies, and infectious camaraderie...
Amazing experiences can come from knowing "diddly squat" and doing it anyway.
We're a bunch of friends who got together to make some noise & have a bit of fun. We knew "diddly squat" about music but reckoned we'd do it anyway, because it looked like a hoot.
Turns out, it's been a really big hoot and we're having an amazing ride and love sharing the joy.
Thank you to all the folk who've supported & egged us on!
Diddly Squat band were featured as finalists in ABC’s EXHUMED competition for amateur bands, culminating in a TV series & live Grand Final performance at Rooty Hill RSL Sydney December 2013.
In 2009 we were challenged to prepare a few songs for a charity function. At that time half of us had never played an instrument or sung before, but it looked like fun, so we had a go. It was hootin' good fun, so we kept going.
Turns out, we all secretly harboured a desire to play in a band, but none of us had ever thought it possible.
We play music we love...an eclectic mix of Rock 'n Roll, Folk, Blues, Country & Pop from the 1950's - 80's, and who'd have thought, a few originals are starting to emerge!
In 2013, we entered ABC's EXHUMED competition for amateur bands. Created by James Valentine, the competition was "not for the wannabe's, not for the has-been's, but for the never-were's" - people who play for the passion and enjoyment.
We figured that this was us to a tee - and were thrilled to be selected as one of 6 national Grand Finalists (from 1400 entries), to be featured on a TV series, culminating in a live performance at Rooty Hill RSL Sydney. So we've had a heck of a joyride and more experiences than we ever imagined, including being bustled into a recording studio at 24 hours notice & performing on the hallowed stage of Rooty Hill RSL to 1 million+ TV viewers...makes our head spin really.
Who knows what's next...we'll keep playing because we love the music, the friendship, the learning, and the downright good fun!
and we hope to get better at it...bit by bit, all in our own time.