Man these guys are sweet and cute and they’ve got their heads screwed on properly to boot! I’m chatting with Woodlock – the trio of twenty something’s who have just returned from China where they have been playing to promote trade between the two countries. Bowen and brothers Eze and Zech are on a ride and they don’t want to get off.
Woodlock (‘the man who dwells in the forest’) are becoming a band to be noticed and these singer songwriters intend to make their mark. Moving to Melbourne from New Zealand (where they were home schooled) Eze and Zech met up with Bowen at Mt Eliza Secondary College for their last couple of years of schooling and the rest of the story is about a young talented band trying to create music history. “Five of us went on a road trip around Australia in 2012. We lost two on the way,” Bowen (percussion) laughs. “Whoever could survive the caravan remained!”
Woodlock writes songs from a biographical perspective. There are specific things that Zech and Eze need to get off their chests. They began uploading their songs to YouTube (Lemons, This Ain’t Love and Run) and busking in Melbourne and Sydney around four years ago. Their biggest gig was playing to 700 people at Max Watts Melbourne in October last year.
Watch out for their gig at The Grand Hotel in Main Street Mornington on Friday June 3 with local singer/songwriter Harrison Storm supporting (and check out the June edition of Mornington Peninsula Magazine to read more about Harrison).
The next four months will be taken up with writing and spending time with family for these creative and determined young men. “This is a learning curve”, says Eze. “We want to make music that will last and that sends a message”. Their manager Ash Hills at 123Agency in Collingwood believes they can last the distance, and so do I. It’s all a matter of talent and you’ve just got to have some faith.
Follow their Facebook page to check for up and coming shows.