Meet the Band

Sabrina – Vocalist

Sabrina began musical training with the piano at age 5 and later, at age 13, added contemporary & classical vocal. She graduated with honors from the MacDonald College of Performing Arts.

Sabrina offers a distinct sound with her influences ranging from Madonna, Celine Dion, Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood, Cold Chisel & Pat Benatar.

In 2011, Sabrina released her contemporary country music album ‘If It Wasn’t For You’, receiving national & international airplay on radio & television for her album title track ‘If It Wasn’t For You’. Off the same album her track ‘God Bless The Beer’ co-written with Golden Guitarist winner Roger Corbett from the ‘Bushwackers’ was the 2011 AHA (Australian Hotels Association) Pub Song of the year runner up. Sabrina’s album is available to purchase through iTunes.

‘’Without a shadow of doubt Sabrina has the talent and potential to be one of Australia’s biggest female country music artists within the next decade.”

David Turner (Country Capital News July 2011).

 


Pietro – Vocalist

Pietro began his musical training at the age of sixteen, dabbling in drums and the guitar until he realised his natural ability in vocals back in 1991. Chasing the rock scene for many years, Pietro continued developing his voice and now boasts an energetic talent for all styles of music.

In the 2000s Pietro deviated his efforts and spent time singing swing, funk, soul and folk vocals in a myriad of bands and vocal ensembles. Pietro has played in 50 different bands and in over 900 gigs Australia-wide. His charismatic appeal and his ability to mimic the sound of Australian artists ensures his participation in Ironbark is a memorable occasion for all who hear him.

 


 Rowan – Lead, Rhythm Guitarist

Rowan started his musical career at age 17. His main influences include The Damned, The Ramones, Chuck Berry, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Edmonds and anything Steve Marriott was ever involved in.

Playing with bands ‘The Ainsworths’ and ‘The Dabs’, Rowan was part of the north shore invasion of post punk bands that dominated the Auckland music scene in the early 80s. In 1983, Rowan joined ‘The Henchman’, and released “We’ve come to play”, an album which is considered one of the best New Zealand punk rock albums of its time.

Rowan has played in many bands including ‘The Midnite Movers’, ‘Sound Shock’, ‘Theory and Soul’, ‘Rick Bryant’ and the ‘Jive Bombers’. Touring extensively and playing at the Sweetwater festival many times, he has shared the stage with the likes of ‘UB40′ and ‘Motor Head’.

After moving to Australia in the late 80s, Rowan has played in various cover bands and associated country bands through to the 2000s. He is now finding his niche in IronBarkRock, playing Aussie and International Covers.

 


 Mick – Rhythm, Lead Guitarist

Self taught on the guitar, Mick has created his own style with influences from artists such as Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Angus Young, Alvin Lee and Jimi Hendrix.

Mick originally played bass with ‘DPM’, switching over to lead guitar when he joined ‘The Fax’.

Writing his own material Mick formed the band ‘Hydromen’ and worked the Sydney scene through the 70’s and 80’s. He also performed with showcase band ‘Ice Breakers’.

“I’m really enjoying playing with these guys!”

 


Rob – Drummer

Favourite quote:
“Nothing is as permanent as change”
Heraclitus

Rob began playing drums at the age of ten in a marching band and by fourteen was playing in schoolboy rock bands blundering through cover tracks by heavy rock influences such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, AC/DC and The Angels.

In a musical career spanning forty years of hard rock some of the underground covers and originals bands Rob has played with include ‘The Act’, ‘Scintilla’, ‘The Shake’, ‘Juggernaut’, ‘The Mudsharks’ and ‘Overtime’.

His drumming style captures the thrill and power of heavy rock within which he carves and crafts fine modern rock grooves to underpin and excite an ‘Ironbarkrock’ repertoire full of classic Oz-rock anthems from Australia’s premier rock acts.

“It’s very easy to get excited playing in this band, when the energy builds you can really feel it.”

 


 Steve – Bass Guitarist

Favorite quote:
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
Albert Einstein

At an early age Steve developed his love of music playing the piano and guitar. Influenced by Paul McCartney, Steve gravitated to the bass guitar as his main instrument. His taste in music is eclectic and even though bands like Wings, Meatloaf, Deep Purple, The Beach boys, ABBA and the Rolling Stones have shaped his playing style he is also a bit of a jazz buff.

With a musical career that spans forty years his steady rhythmic style is warm, uncluttered and clean giving the band a driving energetic sound.