Eastbound Buzz

Melbourne, VIC


Melbourne-based four-piece and self-professed ‘quintessential album band’ Eastbound Buzz are bringing “alt-country and heartland rock” to #TheBIGSOUND50 this year. 2020 members of the unofficial triple j Unearthed 5-star review club, they’re stoked to be getting in front of publishers, labels and festival bookers as part of the conference.

"It’s a massive honour being included in #TheBIGSOUND50 this year alongside some of Australia’s best emerging talent. There’s a massive sense of camaraderie in the Australian scene, and honestly, other bands inspire us - continuing to meet and play alongside amazing talent keeps the passion alive!”

The guys have been playing together for 3 years, after more time spent performing with other bands. “Music is something built into us, and the more we’ve played together the more we’ve fallen in love with performing and connecting with people through our songwriting.”

Their high-energy live shows see punters up on their feet, “while still giving the slower songs and lyrics some space to breathe.”

“We're all really great friends and every time we play together we have the time of our lives.”

The band are champions of regional Australia - most of the band moved to Melbourne from Wagga and Echuca to take a crack at making their mark on the country’s musical landscape. “We know the importance of getting bands to regional areas and that is something we would love to work towards.”

And while 2020 has hit musicians hard, Eastbound Buzz say they’re bolstered by the people’s support of one another through trying times. 

“The massive sense of mateship that has arisen in the industry as a result of the lockdowns is encouraging. Fans have really supported their favourite bands to show their passion in valuing music and encouraging sustainability. There’s going to be a massive wave of releases post-COVID and I think punters are going to be more keen than ever to get out and watch gigs.”



Eastbound Buzz arrived on the scene in 2019 as a force to be reckoned both live and on record, with their debut EP ‘Opportunity Shop’ receiving national airplay and garnering significant attention. Centred around lead single ‘Looking for Trouble’, described as “a spectacular alt-country, road trip, tear-jerker” - Nkechi Anele, triple j.

Not content to sit on their laurels, the band followed up their debut EP with single ‘Lost in the Shuffle’ in late 2019, capping off a year that included feature interviews on triple j’s Roots and All and RRR’s Twang, as well as live shows with the likes of Kingswood, MID CITY and The Northern Folk.

It all began with childhood friends Jarryn and Jet, who grew up as teens playing INXS, Black Keys and Fleetwood Mac down at the local pub in rural Australian town Wagga, knowing one day they wanted to start their own band. Relocating to Melbourne in 2016 would be the first step to realising this goal. Shortly after the move Andy and Louie joined and the band would be complete.