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GEL is a melodic, guitar driven rock trio from Newcastle whose catchy tunes encapsulate the very real experience of what it is to be a teenager in the 21st century.
The three piece is fronted by talented multi-instrumentalist /vocalist and songwriter Grace Aberhart. Grace is the bass player in the band and delivers vocally with a beautiful, unique and very Australian accent.
Eli Croft has a distinct and clever guitar style and brings a maturity to the sound way beyond his years.
On the drums is Lochie Cox whose skills are like those of a seasoned artist. His drumming is both dynamic and energetic.
Gel formed in 2017 as a result of jamming during breaks in rehearsals of the school stage band of which they are all a part of. They soon discovered a sense of connection and realised that they did in fact GEL. Their debut performance was at their High School’s Bandwidth event. This event saw them take out first prize. GEL is now working towards the recording of a single.
While jazz standards and funk is the main style of music performed in the stage band, all members have a keenness for a more contemporary sound. Gel has elements of rock, pop, jazz and R&B. Their influences include Steely Dan, Foo Fighters, Kimbra and Grace’s father Daryl Aberhart.
GEL photo by Shen Osaki
Chew is a five piece boy band from Newcastle. They are 14 & 15 years old. They attend the selective school, Hunter School of the Performing Arts, in Broadmeadow. They have experience rehearsing and recording in professional studios and performing in front of many people.
They all have a passion for music and some can play multiple instruments. In the band Adam, Ethan & Elama are guitarists/singers, Travis is the drummer and Joel is the bassist.
Piper is a 13 year old self taught guitar player from the Hunter Valley NSW.
She has been inspired by many musicians from around the world to take to the stage and share her passion for entertaining and music. In 2016, Piper sang at an open mic night with Harry Hookey and she hasn’t looked back. This year, Piper performed at the Central Coast GOATS festival in conjunction with Youth Week before competing in the Grommets category at the Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking competition. From here she was selected to busk at Bluesfest. Since her return home, she has continued to entertain at local open mic nights with industry professionals Michael & Melody Moko & Bill Chambers, as well as being invited to perform at various events across the region.