Otis Mace is a singer/songwriter/musician. Often a solo artist but sometimes the leader of a band – OMM (Otis Mace Music) – including John Segovia, Daniel Mannetto, Robbie Rolls, plus various other musos from the Auckland indie scene.
Crafty, irreverent, beguiling – Otis Mace presents comic love ballads, pop noir and surreal protest songs. Vivid stories introduce wildly provocative and punchy gems.
He has toured extensively and opened for diverse acts including: Billy Bragg, The Violent Femmes, Screaming Blue Messiahs, and D.O.A.
The Doppelgängers (also known as Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgängers) are a three piece psychobilly act from Hamilton, New Zealand. The energetic band is famous for explosive live performances and is now based in London, England. Sociopathic bastards from a planet on the far side of the sun. Some say they play music, the truth is much more sinister…
Swampland is a four-piece band based in Auckland that consists of musicians from Bernie Griffen and The Grifters, Labretta Suede, and All Torn Up. Though only founded by charismatic frontman Tony Daunt in 2012, with the conscription of Thomas Landon-Lane, and then Jamie Vodanovich and Chris Kemp (formally the rhythm section of Labretta Suede), the music of Swampland is an expression of Tony’s material accumulated over his entire lifetime.
“The music doesn’t just tell the story; it invites the listener to stand alongside us in the mud.”
The band may or may not draw influences from the likes of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the Cramps, Eddie Cochran, the Birthday Party, in different proportions, but certainly it has its own brand of swampy rock n roll.
Swampland is: Tony Daunt – Vocals and Guitar; Thomas Landon-Lane – Guitar; Jamie Vodanovich – Bass; Chris Kemp – Drums.