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Epicure (band)

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Genres  Alternative rock
Website  Official website
Genre  Alternative rock
Years active  1997–2010
Record label  MGM Distribution
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Labels  Flugelhorn Independent MGM Distribution
Past members  Juan Alban Tim Bignell Dom Santamaria Josh Murphy Luke Cairnes Michael Brown Dean Shannon Dan Houlihan Heath McCurdy Mick Hubbard
Origin  Ballarat, Australia (1997)
Albums  Postcards From a Ghost, The Goodbye Girl, Fold, Main Street, Elevator
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Epicure are an Australian rock band from Ballarat, in regional Victoria. Triple J radio helped bring Epicure to the Australian consciousness when they added "Feet From Under Me" and "Johnny Venus" to their playlists in 2000. Both songs are featured on the Fold album. Epicure came to national prominence in 2003 when two more of their tracks, "Armies Against Me" and "Life Sentence", were picked up by Triple J. These songs are featured on The Goodbye Girl album, released in March 2004. Both reached the Triple J Hottest 100, 2003, whilst a third track from the album, "Self Destruct in Five", made the Triple J Hottest 100, 2004.

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The band spent much of 2003/04 touring Australia, particularly regional areas. In late 2003 they supported US rock group Live on their Australian tour, and also played at the Big Day Out festival in January 2004. They played at both Falls Festivals in December 2004.

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Their 3rd full-length album Main Street was released in October 2005, and features the single "Tightrope Walker".

In February 2010 the band announced their final ever tour, "Quietly Into The Night" before disbanding."Quietly Into The Night...". 24 February 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 

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Members

  • Juan Alban (Vocals/Guitar)
  • Josh Murphy (Lead Guitar)
  • Tim Bignell (Bass)
  • Dom Santamaria (Drums)
  • Past members

  • Luke Cairnes (Guitar)
  • Michael Brown (Guitar / Misc Sounds)
  • Dean Shannon (Keyboard)
  • Dan Houlihan (Guitar)
  • Mick Hubbard (Lead Guitar)
  • Heath McCurdy (Keyboard)
  • History

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    The band started in 1996 as a school rock band called Pima's Little Finger. Epicure's five original members Juan Alban, Michael 'Brownie' Brown, Tim Bignell, Dom Santamaria and Luke Cairnes played their first gig at the Dunnstown Football Club in 1996 only to be booed off stage in favour of Cold Chisel. They released their first recording in 1996 - a demo tape named The Least of These.

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    Their "home" was Ballarat's local live music pub nicknamed "The Rat" (The Bridge Mall Inn, now closed). After they released their first EP The Means to an End, they were picked up by Flugelhorn Records and managed by Mark Eatock, who bought out the Bridge Mall Inn in early 1999.

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    Shortly after the release of Elevator, Michael Brown and Luke Cairnes both decided to leave the band. The remaining members recruited 2 new musicians - Dan Houlihan (lead guitar) and Dean Shannon (keyboard). These two new members brought about a new feeling to the band, and Dean became quite popular with the crowds for his showmanship. Unfortunately, a dispute between the band and Dean occurred in mid-2004 which resulted in Dean leaving and a new keyboard player, Heath McCurdy joining.

    In late 2006, lead guitarist Dan Houlihan decided to leave the band. Mick Hubbard (guitarist for Jen Cloher) took the position of lead guitarist in time to record their upcoming album, to be released in 2007. In June/July 2007 the band took a break from recording their upcoming album and played a number of supports for Mia Dyson on the east coast of Australia.

    The band announced in 2007 that they were working on a new album and posted a video of recording sessions on their Myspace. They then asked fans which song featured in this video should be released as their first single, with the choice being between "Landslide" and "Cobra Kisses". The latter was eventually chosen and has been released. The album, titled "Postcards From A Ghost" was released in 2008.

    Studio albums

  • Fold - Flugelhorn/MGM (7 August 2000)
  • Airmail - Flugelhorn/MGM (15 October 2001)
  • The Goodbye Girl - Independent/MGM (8 March 2004)
  • Main Street - Independent/MGM (17 October 2005)
  • Postcards From a Ghost - Independent/MGM (27 October 2008)
  • Compilations

  • Quietly Into The Night - Epicure Anthology - Independent/MGM (16 April 2010)
  • EPs

  • The Means to an End - Flugelhorn (1997)
  • Elevator - Flugelhorn (15 October 2001)
  • Life Sentence - Independent/MGM (1 September 2003)
  • Self Destruct In Five - Independent/MGM (11 October 2004)
  • Singles

  • "Feet From Under Me" - Flugelhorn/MGM (1 May 2000)
  • "Armies Against Me" - Independent/MGM (2 November 2002)
  • Demo

  • The Least of These - (1996)

  • Epicure (band)

    Songs

    Big Gang2016
    Armies Against MeThe Goodbye Girl · 2004
    Life SentenceThe Goodbye Girl · 2004

    References

    Epicure (band) Wikipedia


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