Lin­coln’s band to rock show

Central and North Burnett Times - - GAYNDAH SHOW - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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