THE WITCHING HOUR
"Man 'O' fucking Man, these guys are good!
They tread the fine line between hard rock and metal with (metaphoric) steel capped
- The Music Producer -
All in their mid-teens, the founding members comprising of vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Taime Marsh, bassist Bradley Hughes and drummer Bailey Graeber. Together they were committed to forming a band based on their shared passion for old-school rock, and began jamming in the garage.
With the band's debut single, ‘Lay You Down’ reaching No. 1 on the Triple J Unearthed charts, the band upped the ante and welcomed new member rhythm guitarist, Kyle Fardel. At this stage, the band realising that something special had come to fruition, they began taking their music around Australia.
Following the release of two more singles, ‘Under My Skin’ and ‘The Ritual’ the band again topped the charts with all tracks on Triple J Unearthed. With three consecutive No.1’s within 12 months, The Witching Hour ranked 11th out of the Top 20 Most Played on Triple J Unearthed 2019.
In early 2020 a major tour had commenced when COVID19 abruptly changed everything, which resulted in gig cancellations and re-scheduled recording plans. Finally in October, the band managed to record and release their fourth single ‘Sleep with the stars’ which received a solid response on all platforms with airplay in Australia, the UK, Europe and the US. The track was selected by Alice Cooper to be featured on his worldwide syndicated radio program, ‘Nights with Alice Cooper’.
In 2021 The Witching Hour have continued evolving by transforming
their line-up, with founding members, Taime and Bailey recruiting a
highly acclaimed young gun bassist, Mitch Teppo and rhythm guitarist Travis South, (Taime’s lifelong friend). An exciting new and formidable
force has emerged. Rehearsals are under way for their long awaited Australian tour, commencing in June 2021. Coinciding with the release of their fifth single 'GEN Z’.