Top ten perform in harmony

Twenty Feet Beat: Trevor Creewel. Andrew Angel, Penny Riley and Peter Chan with Hamilton Hill resident and lead vocalist Wayne Stanley, Guillaume Caillot, Sandra Carr, Malcolm Sandman, Robbie Campbell and Greg Hocking.
Twenty Feet Beat: Trevor Creewel. Andrew Angel, Penny Riley and Peter Chan with Hamilton Hill resident and lead vocalist Wayne Stanley, Guillaume Caillot, Sandra Carr, Malcolm Sandman, Robbie Campbell and Greg Hocking.

The ten-piece collection, who incorporate a range of instruments and two vocalists into their work, came together when their founding members made the shift from jazz to rock and soul.

Musical director Greg Hocking said the band was young but building a reputation.

‘The band is still developing its repertoire and sound, something I guess you never stop doing,’ he said.

‘We have been playing gigs now for about twelve months, starting at a friend of a friend’s small licensed bar, which only held about 100 people but the gigs went really well with full houses on most evenings.

‘We also played the Perth fringe festival and received some good press and radio reviews.’

Hocking said that despite having ten members in the band, egos were not an issue.

He said the band contained the perfect mix of seasoned and youthful musicians keen to play toe-tapping music.

‘Many bands are notorious for their infighting and musical difference but most of the members of Twenty Feet Beat have been ’round the music scene long enough to realise that if you are going to be a part of a ten piece band you better have good interpersonal relationship skills and an ability to compromise.’

See them at Fly By nightclub on May 25.