Lincoln’s band to rock show
STEALING Lincoln, an up-and-coming band from Gympie, will bring their hit, Shouldn’t Have Tree, to this year’s Gayndah Show.
Founder and lead vocalist Lincoln Phelps said the band’s sound was a new era in Aussie rock, heavily influenced by Johnny Diesel and the Injectors, Noiseworks and the Zac Brown Band.
“It’s revamped 2015 rock, with a mix of blues and rock’n’roll,” Lincoln said.
Lincoln and drummer Jason Bray formed the band 18 months ago, after a seven-year stint with the DukeWilde Band.
“I took a break for a little bit (and) spent a lot of time songwriting ... until I had some songs I wanted to play live and record,” Lincoln said.
“I called upon Jase (and) we found ourselves a bass player, Brent (Forman).”
The first EP Shouldn’t Have Tree, filmed live at the 2014 Gympie Music Muster, helped build them a solid fan base on the back of regional tours with the Adam Eckersley Band.
“We hope to have another EP out around May, and will do a long list of small tours throughout the year including Tamworth, Urban Country Music Festival and the Gayndah Orange Festival,” he said.
For Lincoln, who runs the Royal Hotel in Gympie with his partner, music will always be an essential part of his life.
“I played guitar when I was 12 and I grew up around country music quite heavily,” he said.
“I started playing bands about (age) 15, and performing in pubs from 16 and went on from there.
“I’ve been songwriting since I was 18 and I’ve always known deep down that’s what I want to do.”
Stealing Lincoln play the Gayndah Show from 7-10pm, supported by guitar-based duo Murmur, which will be on stage from 6-7pm.
READY TO ROCK: Stealing Lincoln band members (from left) Jason Bray, Lincoln Phelps and Brent Forman are ready to rock the Gayndah Show on April 11.