The Snowdroppers

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The Snowdroppers
The Snowdroppers on set for the filming of their first single, "Rosemary"
Background information
OriginSydney, Australia
Years active2007 (2007)–2017 (2017)
LabelsFOUR FOUR / ABC Music
Websitesnowdroppers.com
MembersJohnny Wishbone
Cougar Jones
Pauly K
Nick London

The Snowdroppers are an Australian blues rock band, formed in 2007.

History[edit]

The Snowdroppers came together at the end of 2007, playing their first live gig as the music fill for a burlesque show, titled "Good Drugs and Bad Woman".[1][2]

The band features Johnny Wishbone on lead vocals, banjo and occasionally harmonica, Pauly K on lead guitar, Nick London on bass guitar and Cougar Jones on drums.[3] They have been praised for their energetic live performance, on-stage musical theatrics and entertaining personalities.

The band draws influence from a variety of genres including blues, roots, rock, rockabilly and punk.

Their debut album, Too Late to Pray, was released in 2009. In October 2010, they toured New Zealand supporting Gin Wigmore.[4]

In 2011, Do The Stomp, a single from the band's early years, was featured on the soundtrack of Red Dog.[5]

The group toured across the United States in early 2011, including shows at The Viper Room in Los Angeles and SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, and in New York City.[4][6]

In March 2013, their album Moving Out Of Eden debuted at #1 on the ARIA Jazz & Blues chart.[7] The record featured a heavier focus on classic rock beats and explored different lyrical themes to their previous material.

2015 saw the release of their third album, Business. The album featured the radio single 'Love Letters', and was followed by a national tour.[8]

The band have played at Australian festivals including Big Day Out,[9] East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival,[10] Come Together Music Festival, Village Fair, Peats Ridge, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Festival of the Sun and Gympie Muster.[1][4]

In 2017, the band announced they were going to go their separate ways after a final tour, their last show being on 25 November.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Too Late to Pray - Difrnt Music (23 October 2009)
  • Moving Out of Eden - FOUR | FOUR (21 March 2013)
  • Business - FOUR | FOUR (28 August 2015)

EPs[edit]

  • Bottom of the Trough - Tenderloins (24 April 2008)
  • Bootleg - Tenderloins (22 November 2008)
  • Do the Stomp - Difrnt Music (10 April 2010)

Singles[edit]

  • "Rosemary" - Difrnt Music (21 September 2009)
  • "I've Been So Lonely Now Since You've Been Gone" - limited edition 7" vinyl (sold in 2011 at shows)
  • "White Dress" - FOUR | FOUR (30 October 2012)
  • "Love Letters" - FOUR | FOUR (12 June 2015)

Movie Soundtracks

  • "Do the Stomp"-Red Dog Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Donovan, Patrick (13 May 2010). "Snowdroppers Stomp for a Plug". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  2. ^ Robbie (Robbie77) (29 March 2010). "The Snowdroppers, La ManchaNegra @ The Annandale, Sydney(26//03/2010)". Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  3. ^ "The Snowdroppers". The Snowdroppers. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  4. ^ a b c "The Snowdroppers". SXSW. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  5. ^ Stenders, Kriv (2011-08-04), Red Dog, retrieved 2016-01-21
  6. ^ Wade, Andrew (21 June 2011). "The Snowdroppers to premiere their new video 'Run You Down' later this week". The AU Review. Heath Media & the AU review. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts". www.aria.com.au. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  8. ^ "The Snowdroppers Announce National 'Business' Album Tour - Music Feeds". Music Feeds. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  9. ^ "The Snowdroppers; "Do the Stomp" @ Sydney BDO 2011 video". NME. IPC Media (Time Inc.). 27 January 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  10. ^ "East Coast Blues and Roots Festival 2011 – Snowdroppers on stage". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.

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