Tribute Bands are a dime a dozen in Australia but not many are as entertaining or as witty as The Crowdies Show.
They get the audience fully involved – EXACTLY AS CROWDED HOUSE DO.
Its not about the band – its about the audience!
Check the clips for the spectacular singalongs!
Formed by full time muso Tim Pringle in 2007. A New Zealander based in Australia since 1999. Tim performs regularly up to 17 shows per month as a full time solo and Duo act specialising in Weddings & Functions.
Tim thought it about time he formed a full 5 piece band to pay homage to two of New Zealand’s finest artists – The Finn Brothers. Having gathered a fine bunch of seasoned musos the band was formed and is now out and about gigging hopefully somewhere near you!
Lead vocals & Acoustic guitar – Tim Pringle
Originally from Auckland NZ, Tim has, in his time Tim has opened concerts for Kate Ceberano and Christine Anu… played shows with members of Tina Turner’s band, the Choirboys & Rose Tattoo… and performed live with Paul Kelly’s drummer, James Morrison’s violin player & with Sting’s guitarist. Tim grew up in the land where the Finn brothers are treated like pop music God’s. Tim grew up listening to Split Enz and Crowded House and was first introduced as a child to Split Enz by a babysitter when watching the ‘I got You’ video clip who pointed out “look the picture on the wall is alive”! This video is etched in his mind and now he is proud to be the leader of one of NSW finest tribute bands – not just any tribute band but a tribute to arguably two of NZ’s best pop bands in history!
Electric guitar – Bruno Gerace
Fiery Italian guitarist from Sth Sydney. Bruno been playing has across Australia for over 30 years, and has supported many iconic Australian bands from Grinspoon and Jimmy Barnes to Rose Tattoo and Mental As Anything.
Electric guitar – Vince Leong
Incredible guitarist with youthful enthusiasm and boundless energy. He’s quiet off stage but make his guitar scream like a banshee or float like a feather through his homemade guitar amps and pedals. A great asset to the band.
Keyboards & Vocals – Aiden Danser
The youngest member of the band, and great player with buckets of enthusiasm and cheerfulness. Loves his motivational podcasts, NRL and cats.
Bass & Harmony Vocals – Josh Manson
Josh grew up in Sydney playing in various punk and rock bands with his twin brother. He plays is the highest calibre Sydney function bands and tribute bands every week. Growing up in the 80’s Josh was significantly influenced by the musical brilliance of the Finn Brothers and is proud to sharing this experience with new and old audiences in the Crowdies.
When not playing music Josh is being a hubby and proud Dad to 5 children in Sydney’s beautiful Kurnell. Josh is a very keen bird watcher and can talk your ears off for hours about native Australian birds. His all time favourite bird being the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.
Drums & Vocals – Alexie Pigot
Alexie Pigot is a multi-instrumentalist/singer from Sydney, Australia.
His is one of the best and most sought after drummers on the Sydney music scene.
He was born March ’91 in Coffs Harbour, Australia & has been passionate about music since he was 13 years of age. In his 10+ year career to date he has already established a great reputation as an outstanding entertainer & player of various styles of music on several instruments. He is well known in his hometown & surrounding areas as solo performer with his One Man Band plus many other ensembles. He began playing drums & guitar in his early teens & soon after started writing/recording his own songs in his bedroom. He has been a full-time musician/producer since the age of 21 and has since played hundreds of live shows.