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(Note: This is the complete and updated biography of amphibious. All Venue Managers, A&R, and other interested parties, feel free to print out a copy to keep on hand. If you wish to request a demo CD, please Contact the band. Thankyou!)

Who are amphibious?

Amphibious are an exciting, young, 3-piece rock band from Brisbane, Australia. They have built their reputation through live shows since 1999, and are now regarded in Brisbane as one of the “hottest bands to emerge in the Brisbane live music scene”(Triple M’ Rock Room, Sunday March 31st, 2002). The band consists of Daniel on Vocals and Guitar, his twin brother Nathan on drums, and Garth on Bass. They have their own unique style of catchy, energetic, new-wave rock (the music of Jimmy Eat World would be the closest comparison, musically and energetically) and plan to take it to the masses. With strong presence, professionalism, and star quality, (and relentless promotion) this band has built a following that is well represented at their shows.

Daniel, Nathan and Garth are all established musicians, and have amazing ears for catchy music. They went through high school and university together, and all completed Bachelor of Commerce Degrees. They live in adjacent suburbs and therefore conduct frequent rehearsals and band meetings.

They have built a catalogue of consistently catching and energetic songs, with extremely effective hooks that entertain large crowds. Daniel carries a special unique voice, distinctive from any other band vocalist, which succeeds in further giving amphibious a sound of their own.

Now with the release of their highly anticipated new CD, ‘drifting away’, amphibious are unstoppable. Australia’s Street Press ‘Time Off’ had this to say about the CD “ Here these three young locals IMPRESS with the warm, spacious, light indie-rock opener ‘drifting away’…when you then add the potential-filled bonus cut ‘in the morning’ you realise that this lot are probably heading in all the right directions.”(March 27, #1065)

Major Achievements So Far

- Attained a headlining spot on outdoor stage at 2002 Queensland Eidecan Festival.

- National TV play on Triple J’s Fly TV, on the ABC, for the song ‘drifting away’, showing footage of amphibious performance at Queensland Eidecan Festival.

- At the Qld Rock Awards Semi-finals, amphibious were talent scouted by Shane Hoy (inventor of Razemark Guitar Technology and QRA Judge) as a potential contender for ex-Savage Garden member Daniel Jones’ new label, Meridian Musik.

- Their song ‘green horizon’ will feature in an upcoming issue of magazine, distributed across all AUS and NZ newsagencies.

- National radio airplay for song ‘drifting away’ on Triple M ‘the local’ from Sydney (Sunday May 5th 2002).

- High rotation on Triple M Brisbane’s new segment ‘Made in Brisvegas’ for their song ‘drifting away’, including live interview on Wednesday May 8th 2002.

- Finalists for Channel 10’s Ground Zero Garage Competition 2001 for song ‘green horizon’, which resulted in national TV play.

Profiles of each amphibian!


Instrument: Guitar/Vocals

Equipment: Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Guitar. Line 6 Flextone 2, 300 Watt Stereo Head and Cabinet

Influences: You Am I, Ash, Jimmy Eat World, Silverchair, local bands

Other: Daniel has been playing guitar for 10 years and is the key songwriter for the band. Likes Watching MTV, buying CD's, checking out local bands.


Instrument: Bass

Equipment: Spector 5 string Bass Guitar. Ampeg B-115 Combo 120 Watts. Zoom 506 Effects.

Influences: Tower, Faith No More, Julian Date

Other: Garth has been playing bass guitar for 8 years. Enjoys driving, working on cars, reading, kicking back and hanging out while listening to tunes.


Instrument: Drums, Backing Vocals

Equipment: Premier XPK 5 Piece Kit. Zildjian ZBT Cymbals.

Influences: Space, Michael McDonald, Korn

Other: Nathan has been playing drums for 8 years. Likes DJ-ing, vinyl collecting, book writing, supporting local bands

Recent show HIGHLIGHTS

-Jubilee Hotel, August 9th 2002 – Huge Brisbane EKKA Party

-Toowoomba National Hotel, July 27th 2002 – with Prefix and Phelacy

-The Queen St Mall BASEMENT, June 19th 2002 – pre-Rapid Festival Party

-The Dome Nightclub, June 13th 2002: With Razel

-The Queen St Mall BASEMENT, June 5th 2002: State of Origin II Party

-Toowoomba’s Rumours International, May 11th 2002 - featuring Testeagles, Butterfly Effect

-The Queen St Mall BASEMENT, April 4th 2002 - with Melodyssey

Amphibious Contact Details

If you wish to receive any further information on any topic regarding the band, please do not hesitate to contact:

Band Manager: Daniel Winter

Email address:

Phone: 0403 645 035

(Note: Thankyou for reading the biography of amphibious. As mentioned, all Venue Managers, A&R, and other interested parties, feel free to print out a copy to keep on hand. If you wish to request a demo CD, please Contact the band. Thankyou!)

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