The Oh Balters
The Oh Balters are an indie-rock band, hailing from Alice Springs, Northern Territory (Australia) and now based in Melbourne, Victoria. Albert O’Loughlin (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Charlie Lange (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Patrick Kavanagh (bass, vocals) and Chris Redden (drums) formed The Oh Balters in early 2016 after separating from different musical ventures.
From an early age, Albert and Charlie learned to play the guitar together in their hometown of Alice Springs. From the age of 12, they were writing their own songs and trialling them through busking in the local mall together. As they grew older they advanced to playing in the local pubs and restaurants and began building a following. Two of these supporters were Patrick Kavanagh, who at the time was playing in his own band called The Footknuckles, and Chris Redden who spent a year after school in Alice Springs and supported Charlie and Albert on the drums from time to time. Albert, Chris and Charlie relocated to Adelaide for the burgeoning live music scene and Patrick soon followed after The Footknuckles broke up.
The Oh Balters draw inspirations from The Beatles, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Simon & Garfunkel to name a few. They have an ebullient sound that gets the crowds dancing, with undertones of classic rock.
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