Band drums up call for more gigs

DETERMINED to take their music to the world, Ipswich band Torn From Grace didn't let the shortage of local live venue forums get in their way.

The self-described hard-core metal band is composed of Brandon Gray-Sanewski, Matt Gaudie, Broc Sorrenson, Samantha Trewern and Joshua Jurd.

They will play alongside Damsels in Distress, 21 Months and 3 Times a Day on Saturday, February 7 at an all-ages gig at the Ipswich CWA Hall.

Tracy Sanewski, whose son Brandon serves as drummer, said finding live opportunities for the teen band had been difficult.

“I would love to see more venues available,” Ms Sanewski said.

“Even if people started sponsoring some of the gigs.

“This gig we are paying for ourselves so they get a chance to get out and play and people see them.”

Guitarist Matt Gaudie said the limited number of venues posed challenges such as limited public transport options.

“Some people can't make it to certain venues,” he said.

“Sometimes gigs don't finish 'til 9 or 10pm and then they can't find a way to get home.”

He said it would help the local music scene if there were more opportunities for up-and-coming bands.

Torn From Grace will also play a Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert in early April.

“Brandon has spent a lot of time in the Royal Brisbane Hospital and decided he wanted the money to go towards the illness,” Ms Sanewski said.

“Playing drums takes his mind off his condition.”

Upcoming gigs can also be found at www.myspace.com

/tornfromgraceband.



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