Surf Rock Band
From a mutual love of procrastination and arvo beers to amassing over five million streams and
sold-out cross-continent performances – Shag Rock are not your average sunset brew.
Born in the dying embers of 2012 by Nick “Cav” Cavdarski (Bass), Jacob “Reedy” Reed (Guitar,
Vocals), Alex “Aly” Wilson (Guitar, Vocals), by 2014 Shag Rock’s early recordings attracted the
attention of Ian Haug (Powderfinger, the church) – who quickly signed the band to his
independent label Airlock Records.
Shag Rock’s official self-titled debut EP released in 2015 put the boys on the map and along with
new drummer Max “Beechy” Beech solidified their position in the local Brisbane scene. Singles
such as ‘Champagne’ proved there was a serious and technical side to Shag Rock, while feel
good features such as ‘Deep Froth’ and ‘Stacy’ became regular live party starters. Throughout
these early years Shag Rock supported bands such as Ocean Alley, Jinja Safari, Lime Cordiale,
The Belligerents and Good Boy among many others. Key performances at Australian festivals
such as Jungle Love Festival, Red Deer Music and Arts Festival, Grampians Music Festival and
Surfers Paradise Live contributed to the boy’s ever-increasing following.
Following the local success of their self-titled EP, Shag Rock re entered the studio with Ian Haug
to deliver their rollicking debut album Barefoot in February 2017. Summer inducing breakthrough
single ‘Sunbleached Girl’ exploded and allowed the boys to tour for the entirety of 2017,
including a trip to the US of A to perform at the Mondo Music Conference as well as the World
Surf League headquarters at Santa Monica, California. The song, mixed by legend Nick DiDia
(Pearl Jam, Incubus) has since clocked 1.5 million streams on Spotify and continues to be
added to playlists worldwide.
2018 sees the release of two new Shag Rock singles (to be announced soon) which take the
band into new musical territory while also embracing the energy of their infectious live show.
Never ones to take themselves too seriously, the boys have built a solid following with their live
performances (and lovable ‘Shagazine’ webisodes). Driving toward another golden summer
sunset, they head off on a seven date east coast tour this June.