Jarred - Guitar & Bass
Nick - Drums
Nic - Guitar & Drums
Hayden - Guitar & Bass
Ben - Keyboards
Splinta is a 5 piece teenage (avg age = 15yrs) rock band from Forrestdale, Perth WA who have been jamming with each other since early primary school
They formed a band that rewrote and recorded the school song and raised quite a few eyebrows as they played as a rock band at choir / song festivals.
The band is comprised of 18-year-old Nick Osborne (drums) and his brothers Jarred, 14 (lead guitar) and Ben, 12 (keyboard) along with Nicolas Cullen-Lucas, 15 (vocals/guitar) and Hayden Ryan, 15 (guitar/vocals).
Having been on the muso circuit for a number of years now, the boys are well known for their ability to effortlessly command the stage as well as getting out amongst the audience.
"These young rockers have the world at their feet with their own style of metal rock and a live show not to miss" says Bruna Chiovitti, of Sunset Events and City of Fremantle Festivals Officer.
"They're very talented boys who are going to go far" says Rebecca Harrison, Specialist Music Teacher - Canning Vale College where the three guitarists are in yrs 8 and 9.
Inspired by their parent's record collection of bands such as Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Metallica and Megadeth, the boys mix it up with the new sounds of Trivium, Mastodon and Avenged Sevenfold to create a blend of new school meets old school - a sound that has proven to be popular amongst all ages, young and old. Achievements so far include:
Four nominations in the WAM Song Of The Year u/14 category which they won in 2009
Came 3rd in their category at the Children's Music Foundation Songwriting Competition 2011
They were also chosen to be the youth face of the 2011 Perth Royal Show, writing a promo jingle and playing every day of the Show
Splinta have performed at over 50 events so far, including community concerts such as:
City of Gosnells' 2009 Summer Series concert supporting Hells Bells
City of Cockburn concerts 2008 & 2010 supporting Hells Bells
Gozzy Rock 2010 - as a guest band
Zig Zag Festival, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
City Of Armadale's Minnawarra Festival 2010 and Skyshow 2012
4Sure Music & Skate Festival - City of Nedlands - Dec 2012
National Youth Week Events
City of Kwinana - Hydrate 2010 & 2011
City of South Perth's Angelo Market Place Event 2012
Shire of Chittering - Rock in the Park 2012
AMP IT UP! - Armadale 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Busselton Beach Festival - 12th & 13th Jan 2013
Armadale's Australia Day Skyshow - 26th Jan 2013 - City Of Armadale
City Of Wanneroo, Concert in the Park at Two Rocks. 9th February 2013
Plus various charity fundraisers - including a CanTeen camp on the 17th Dec 2012 and more than a few pub shows supporting AC/DC tribute band Hells Bells:
Their debut 8 track CD was recorded at home and in their Jam Shed - with most songs being the first take, has sold out of their initial 200 copies. With a move to more intricate songwriting, the boys hope to have enough material to record Splinta V2.0 later this year.