Four Lions are from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia forming in December 2014 they sort of play Americana Post Punk music. Four Lions have released two albums Charing Cross (2015), Vahland (2016) numerous EP's and singles via their musical company Verse Chorus Verse. Four Lions are 100% self financed/managed/booked/promoted act.
Fronted by Shann Lions on the harp/guitar who only writes his songs from the deepest pathways within his heart about the hard lessons of one's life. Shann entered a poetry competition for the first time in life in 2017 which earned him the runners up award for his submitted poem titled "The Promise". (2017 Bendigo Writers Festival Fyfe Vox Awards)
Keith "Lighting" Macqueen on the lead guitar and backing vocals, Keith collects guitars with a room comprising of 50 of his stringed children each one with a different function. Keith is also a songwriter in his own right with his band The Bridesmaid.
Greg Perry plays the bass and sells musical instruments in his store Muso's Stuff located at 157 Mitchell St Bendigo. If you head in ask him for the Four Lions physical releases cause he sells them at the store also.
Gav "Shooter" Moncrieff has a masters in percussion from the Victorian College Of The Arts. So Gav he can really play the drums but most the time he can be seen standing at the bar once he has set his drum set up at Four Lions shows.
Stephen Briggs on the keys/hammond looks alot like a mid 90's version of Mark Hammil sans lightsabre. Stephen is a wonderfully skillful musician he has been known to wear shorts on stage cause he sits down at times. He can also be seen in another local Bendigo band known as The Funk Junkies.
Four Lions third album "Golden Triangle" is out on October 6, 2017. The idea of Golden Triangle as told by Four Lions own Shann Lions!
I had an idea of self appointing a task of writing a concept album about the stories of the Central Victorian goldfields region known as the Golden Triangle. Golden Triangle was written in two days and with no rehearsals was then recorded/mixed in 24 hours over 3 days at Sound Recordings. Recorded on an analog 4-track reel to reel we went to work slamming the drums and bass on one track, with guitars having the luxury of two tracks and the lead vocal on the last track. Overdubs of a tambourine, acoustic guitar, backing vocals were done live as we mixed to an analog two track. Musically I wanted to write something that sounded like early Husker Du, Lemonheads, The Replacements & Nirvana as those acts have impacted me like others haven't. - Shann Lions 20 May 2017.
First single from Golden Triangle "Too Afraid" was out digitally August 25, 2017, Second Single "Alexandra" out September 08, 2017 on Itunes Etc. Third single from Golden Triangle "No Fortune" is out on September 29, 2017.
All Four Lions releases come out via their own musical company Verse Chorus Verse.
Head to the gigs page for all the details on the launch show for "Golden Triangle".
Head to Our Band Camp page to purchase all things Four Lions including digital music, compact discs, vinyl & t-shirts!