A position on the upcoming Inland Sea of Sound bill will serve as a vital opportunity for recently formed local band The Mirandas to road-test their first forays as a group into original music.
The band, featuring Mark Adams [guitar/vocals], Clare Moore [vocals], Phil Blatch [bass/vocals] and David Twigg [drums], first became acquainted during open mic nights at The Victoria Bathurst, and have since produced a host of engaging material befitting for a 'party band'.
"I started to write a number of songs over the COVID period, which eventually became the basis for our band's material," Blatch said.
"One of the songs, entitled 'The World Cup Song', got some welcome feedback from FIFA, who are currently looking for an official tune for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup."
The band has recorded a series of originals out at Kris Schubert's [The Safety of Life at Sea] home studio 'The Boatshed'.
Their sound incorporates pop and rock 'n roll influences, with a particular admiration for The Beatles.
"None of us profess to be professional musicians, we just share a love of playing music," Adams said.
"There's also a protest element to our originals, as we're all very conscious about issues such as climate change and land preservation," Twigg added.
Amid a host of acts on the bill performing in the prime of their careers, The Mirandas are out to prove that age is no barrier when it comes to rocking out and entertaining a crowd.
"We're all in our 60s, but we possess the youthful energy of a new band starting out," Adams said.
"We have a lot of fun playing our own songs, and hopefully audiences connect with them and enjoy the set," Blatch added.
The Mirandas will perform at the festival on Wednesday, February 24 alongside The Safety of Life at Sea and returning dub/reggae act Sub-Tribe, with the performance to take place in Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre's City Hall.
For tickets and more information, visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au.