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“Originality” - Ampersand's Debut Single Release @ Solbar - Feat: Harriet Wensley

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Ampersand will explode into the streaming world with style on Thursday 25th January 2024 with the release of “Originality”, the lead track on their upcoming EP. 

To celebrate, the band will be hosting a FREE launch show at the Sunshine Coast's premier live music venue, Solbar, from 5:30-8:30pm Sunday 28th January. 

Featuring the amazing Harriet Wensley supporting from 5:45-6:30pm, Ampersand will welcome “Originality” into the world with a funky collection of originals and their favourite songs from 6:45-8:30pm. 


Event Program:

  • 5:00 arrival and soundcheck.
  • 5:30 MC
  • 5:45-6:30 Harriet Wensley
  • 6:30 MC
  • 6:45-8:30 Ampersand


    The release of Ampersand’s debut single follows 2 years of non-stop successes for the independent nu-funk/soul/retro pop fusion band. 

    Ampersand is an entertaining, energetic and ever evolving group featuring two spectacular lead vocalists backed by a tight, innovative trio of keys, bass and drums. Noosa/Sunshine Coast locals that have become their own second family in over 2 years of gigging, they effortlessly improvise and converse musically, creating their own unique sound. 

    Off the back of performances at Caloundra Music Festival and Noosa Alive, Ampersand recorded “Originality” in response to public demand from a supportive community. 


    Confident, outspoken and unapologetically direct, “Originality”  is an ode to originality. Inspired by experience with copycats, the song calls out those individuals who can’t seem to find that self-motivation and inspiration within themselves without resorting to imitating others. “Why ‘you trying to be like me?”

    Co-written and arranged by the entire Ampersand team, “Originality” features Vocals, Lyrics and Melody by Katie Brown and Isi Semmler, Keyboards and Chords by Jarrod Tutbury, Bass by Jed Green, Drums and Percussion by Orlando Hamilton-Craig and Guitar by featured guest artist Doc Hamilton. Recorded, Engineered and Produced by Scott Mathison and Justin Tresidder at Yama Nui Studios and Mastered by Paul Blakey, this single’s creation was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance. 

    Follow Ampersand on Instagram @ampersandbandnoosa for more news on events, singles and their EP. 

    “Originality” is available to stream on Spotify, Amazon and wherever you listen to your music from 25th January 2024. 

    Pre-Save it here: https://gyro.to/Originality

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