Orchestral folk rockers The Dawn Collective are set to reunite next month after a seven-year break.
The band began in 2003 with a song-writing partnership between Andrew Bennett and Greg Bell who were both in other Wollongong bands at the time. The line-up was shortly expanded to include Robby Fernandez, Simeon Johnson and Michael Molkentin.
The unique combination of bombastic drums, cello and 12-string electric guitar forged an original sound and helped The Dawn Collective become runners-up in the state finals of the National University Band Competition in 2004 and gain a loyal local following.
After migrating from Wollongong to Sydney in 2005, The Dawn Collective embarked on their first national tour with Midnight Swim. During their four years in Sydney they released three EPs (The Dawn Collective EP, The Affirmation EP and The Russian Trilogy Demos) and an album called “Save a Place For Us” to glowing street press and online reviews.
The band has supported Thirsty Merc and The Red Paintings as well as played at some iconic festivals such as Peats Ridge, The Great Escape and Festival of the Sun.
The Dawn Collective will be headlining their reunion show at the Heritage Hotel in Bulli on Saturday, October 15. Visit HeritageHotel.com.au for tickets and more info.
Glenn Haworth runs Haworth's Music Centres in Shellharbour and Fairy Meadow specialising in musical instrument sales, repairs and tuition. For more information visit www.haworthguitars.com.au