Between sold out tours of Australia and Canada in 2016, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) invited Secret Solis to record their debut EP, Deep Down at River House Studios near Byron Bay. The result being an EP of indie folk / rock anthems, the tracks resonating with both Led Zeppelin’s driving acoustic rock and the ethereal ballads of Pink Floyd. Jeff’s eastern palette adds an eclectic flavour to the Deep Down EP that is reminiscent of his early albums with The Tea Party, as in Splendor Solis and Edges of Twilight.
Secret Solis was formed in 2012 when Cairns based singer/songwriter, Kian Eder met Cally Pysden, a pianist and singer/songwriter from Adelaide. Before meeting Cally, Kian’s music was heavily influenced by bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Tea Party and A Perfect Circle. Collaborating with Cally added a new dimension to Kian’s vision, elevating the music to new heights with her soaring ethereal vocals the likes of Enya, Dido, Sia and Amy-Lee. Enter Jeff Martin as producer and musician using production techniques straight out of Jimmy Page’s playbook, and you have a special magic happening in the mix.
Jeff agreed to produce the band after hearing only a few seconds of their demo, ‘Speechless Soul’, and the rest is history. Jeff plays all the heavy guitars including some amazing solos, hurdy gurdy and synths including his boutique Theremin. He also sings on the bands debut single, ‘Sunshine’. Terepai Richmond (DIG, The Whitlams, Missi Higgins, Jeff Martin) joins the line up on drums providing a John Bonham / Ginger Baker style foundation for the albums songs.
This full rock sound will now be delivered with a full band with Secret Solis continuing to perform as an acoustic duo / trio.
The duo is currently seeking expressions of interest from labels, management, booking agencies, and PR companies to take this newly defined sound to the worlds stages as well as supporting future releases.
Secret Solis’s debut E.P drops This Friday the 16th of June. Check out their web site https://secretsolis.com for availability.
NQ Music press has it on good authority that the duo will be in Cairns from late July for some shows, stay tuned!
Have a listen to the first single “Sunshine” below
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