Forsaken Incident ready to turn up the volume at River Heads Rocks

ONE of the Fraser Coast’s freshest acts is gearing up for their first big gig together at River Heads Rocks later this month.

FIRST UP: Forsaken Incident will set the tone at the inaugural River Heads Rocks concert. PHOTO: Shaun Ryan.

Forsaken Incident will have the honour of being the first band to grace the stage at the event.

“We are really looking forward to the gig. It’s exciting and a great opportunity for us to get our name out there,” said lead singer Gemma Playle.

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Gemma fronts the band but the quartet – made up of Hayden Bradford on drums, bassist Kerstan Baker and guitarist Sam Mager – does not come across as one of those groups where hierarchy is a major concern.

Good News Fraser Coast sat down with the band at Otto Merchel Park in Torquay this morning.

They’re a good mix of musicians all eager to get on stage together at the inaugural River Heads Rocks concert.

The jokes and friendly banter that fly between bandmates is something that can be expected to feature on the stage as well.

The band was formed last year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic has not had too many opportunities to perform live together.

“We excited to just get up there and play. We have a great sound and we want people to experience our music,” said Kerstan.

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The band plays an array of covers – ranging from Black Sabbath and Aerosmith to Led Zeppelin and The Offspring.

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“We have a little bit of something for everyone,” explained Sam.

“We’re not one dimensional and playing on stage allows us to share our love for music with the crowd.”

Gemma said people who get to see them live at River Heads Rocks can expect a set of favourites that they can sing along to.

“Having said that though, we perform them in our own way and don’t want to just reproduce the original sound.”

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Hayden believes the concert will be a great success because the organisers have a real appreciation for music and people are desperate for live acts.

“People have definitely missed live music because of COVID-19. We haven’t seen a gig this big in quite a while,” he said.

For a band that’s still cutting its teeth, River Heads Rocks is more than just a set on stage.

“We’re wanting to break into the Fraser Coast music scene. This is a great opportunity for people to see us perform and we’re going to be able to network with other musos,” said Gemma.

“We’re going to be loud; and we’re not going to be told to turn it down,” she laughed.

Keep an eye – and an ear – out for Forsaken Incident. They already looking to the future and want to grow their local following while planning and executing that all important original single.

You can keep up-to-date with Forsaken Incident by liking their Facebook page.

River Heads Rocks takes place on Saturday, June 26 at the Fraser Coast RV Park in Bengtson Road.

Day passes and camping tickets are available.

The exclusive event is being restricted to 500 tickets, so make sure you get yours early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets must be bought online prior to the event.

For more information on River Heads Rocks and to get your hands on those all-important tickets, click here.

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