Sheppard, comprised of siblings, George, Amy and Emma Sheppard, and friends Jay Bovino, Michael Butler and Jared Tredley, have recently released their energetic and colorful debut EP this August. The Australian based band performed their first two singles off the EP, “Let Me Down Easy”and “Flying Away” for Steve Madden Music. SMM has worked with some of music’s hottest artists to bring you content you couldn’t find anywhere else, as well as brings emerging artists to the forefront, showcasing the buzziest, most exciting talent before they hit it big, like Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, and Neon Trees, to name a few.
The band has done some really exciting things this summer including headlining Central Park Summer Stage in NYC on August 18th for Australia Day, as well as touring in South Africa, London, Australia, and the Philippines. They have also just announced an upcoming Aussie BBQ Tour in India (details below)
Sibling rivalry can go one of two ways; it can either be paralyzing or it can be a catalyst to greatness. For indie pop Brisbane band Sheppard, it was a rivalry that sparked the formation of a group like no other. Born from a strong family foundation; George, Amy and Emma Sheppard perform with a desire to artistically and creatively express their take on the world and to engage the youth that live within it. The family holds a strong bond to Papua New Guinea, where Amy and George grew up. It was after relocating to Australia that the three siblings began discovering their unique musical talent and ability to play a variety of musical instruments. It wasn’t long until the family discovered the talents of Sydney musician/songwriter Jason Bovino. Jay was quickly recruited as a valuable member of the songwriting team and then the group soon grew to a gang of six when they saw great potential in musicians Michael Butler and Jared Tredley both from Brisbane.
Sheppard have amassed a concrete international following and are constantly devolping their local presence, infiltrating the music scene with their alternative indie pop sound and youthful vulnerability. To date they have written and produced over 30 tracks, and continue to impress audiences with an ongoing supply of new material. Sheppard. Six big kids in one creative family, bound by the love they have for music.
Sheppard will have a cameo performance and three songs on the soundtrack of the upcoming feature horror film OLD 37 starring Brandi Cyrus and Kane Hodder. The film will be shot in New York in August.
- I’m Not a Whore.
- Hold My Tongue
- Let Me Down Easy.
- Flying Away.
- Pebble Road.
Aussie BBQ Tour in India Info
November 4 Pune Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Amanora Park Town
Venue Address: Hadapsar-Kharadi Bypass, Hadapsar, Pune – 411028
November 7 Mumbai Hard Rock Cafe
Venue Address: Bombay Dieing Mill Compound, Worli, Mumbai – 400025
November 10 New Delhi Shroom
Venue Address: Third Floor, The Crescent Mall, Lado Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi – 110030
November 11 Bangalore CounterCulture
Venue Address: #2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road, Bangalore – 560048