FROM the days of busking in Margaret River as a primary school student, 17-year-old Wannanup schoolboy Jye Criddle is now preparing for an EP launch with his rock band Intrusion.
After two years refining the band’s sound, the Halls Head Community College student is determined to make it as a professional musician in the tough music industry.
Formed at Rock Scholars, a band mentoring program based at Osborne Park, Jye’s strong vocals were matched with four other talented young musicians.
After being named the program’s Band of the Year in 2017, Intrusion successfully applied for a Drug Aware YCulture Metro Youth grant last July, helping fund the recording of its first EP.
Jye describes the band’s sound as alternative rock, inspired by the likes of Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden.
“Someone will write a riff and bring it to the other members, then we all work on it together and I will write lyrics to create our songs.’’ he said.
Intrusion is launching its EP with a gig on Saturday, April 6, at the YMCA HQ in Leederville, supported by three other bands.
Doors open at 6pm. Tickets cost $10 and are available from Eventbrite or at the door.