Old school local electro-fusion group, Zephyr Timbre, will reunite for a one-off charity show.
Slated to headline Fortitude From The Valley — with all proceeds donated to Bundaberg North State High School, who lost much more than instruments and music resources during the floods of January 2013 — group member Porl DeVille and his wife/ frontperson Manta Ray have been focused on helping those damaged by disaster.
“We have seen a lot of tragedy on our back doors in Queensland with floods and natural disasters and it was basically a way of getting an old school crew together to try and help a new school crew,” Porl says. “The focus is on helping people but also helping musicians and young musicians and actually providing for them in places where they've lost everything.”
The show, which will bring together other old school artists, will see Zephyr Timbre reunited for the first time in over ten years. “It's really significant because it's been ten years since the last show we ever played. The other really significant thing is one of the founding members of the band who produced a lot of the tunes alongside myself, DakarDAN, is no longer with us. So it's almost becoming a tribute to him as well.”
The four-piece band decided to call it quits in 2003, agreeing to go their separate ways in the music industry. “I think all of us had reached a point where we wanted to explore different things, which is exactly what we did. DakarDAN, the bass player explored more of his DJing talents, Manta and I went off to perform in a band called My Ninja Lover, and MC Shureshock went on to tour with Kid Kenobi.
“We all maintained our friendships but we just needed to explore different things. I think the thought was always there that we'd get back together and do something – we just didn't think at the time it would be ten years later and there'd be one of us missing.”
Fortitude From The Valley will be held at Coniston Lane December 20.