Places on the Web
When Mark is not playing guitar with the Trio, he is blasting the
bass with mack. While the two bands share some Morrison material,
their treatments are distinctly different. Currently mack are on
The Dada Tribe use samples and percussion to create a sound they
describe as Displosable Industrial Pop. Their pieces are long, growing
almost organically rather than providing a sound-bite high-intensity jolt.
They are definitely on the frontier of something strange and beautiful.
Mark Holsworth, one of their regular members, used to play with John's
This site lists links and information about a ridiculous number of bands
and musicians. The Power Trio can be found there now, along with
many of your favorites, I'm sure.
Eoin Ryan has compiled an outstanding set of pages about one of the most
talented musicians of this century. John Cale's work with The Velvet
Underground, as a solo artist, and as a producer, has constantly been
of the highest quality. The sheer volume of information on this site is
reason enough to visit it, if for some reason Cale isn't.
Ernie Chow (from the Ergot Derivative) maintains a comprehensive
guide to the web sites for Melbourne Bands, as well as a bulletin board for
local acts to advertise their gigs, and a host of links to other Australian
Music sites. Worth keeping an eye on if you are interested in the local
A now extinct band; Mark, Liam, and The Duckmaster all played in the
Room together before forming The Power Trio.
Jim MacDonald and Ben Chessell
This talented young duo have been playing a lot around the Melbourne
acoustic scene. They skillfully blend elements of guitar blues and
proto-rock, with haunting melodic and harmonic expositions on the violin
and vocals to create a unique, almost gothic, sound. Well worth going out
of your way to catch around town.
Occasional guest guitarist Cam played drums with this urban cartoon-thrash
outfit, with Ryan on bass and the incomprable Matti on guitar and vocal
presence. These guys were hot! They had Evil Hands! But now
Cam has gone to Queensland... There are rumors of a definitive tape in
For a brief time this impressive collection of musicians graced Melbourne with
their presence. Mystical musical master Cam wrote most of their material,
sang, and played guitar for their only two performances. Also featured were
Owen and Ryan (also from the Grin Dogs), and in their last gig Dan
Walker and a host of backing singers (Judy Routt and Harold Brown).
The Trio played on the same bill with this talented and
funky band a number of times. Sadly, we are told they have split up. Their
cool site still remains as a monument to the legacy they leave behind.