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Earl’s band set for Splendour

WARREN EARL BAND: Earned their gig at the Splendour busking auditions held at The Rails in Byron Bay.
WARREN EARL BAND: Earned their gig at the Splendour busking auditions held at The Rails in Byron Bay. Contributed

THE first local musos selected for the 2014 Splendour Busking Stage, members of the Warren Earl Band, were surprised and delighted at the news.

Sixteen bands played at The Rails at Byron Bay on Wednesday before a panel of judges, who then selected eight to be part of the festival.

Earl received a call from organisers yesterday afternoon confirming his band had been selected to play at the festival.

Earl, 32, moved to the Northern Rivers from Brisbane two years ago.

Originally from Geelong, Victoria, Earl has released two albums, the last one Slippin' Out in 2013.

His next album is in the pipeline to be released at the end of the year.

"We sent live footage of a performance plus some music files, and then we were called to the gig at The Rails," he said.

"This is the first time we've entered this type of competition."

For the last couple of years, the Warren Earl Band has toured the Northern Rivers with a cross-over style of West American swing, blues, jazz and American roots music.

Earl said they would try to have a four-piece band for Splendour, which means preparing a 45-minute set of music, a mix of their own songs and covers of obscure tunes not many people will know.

Earl is looking forward to meeting one of the festival's big names.

"I would love to meet Lilly Allen. I like her music. It's very different to what we do but I like many styles."

Splendour organisers will announce the full list of performers for the Busking Stage this week.

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