BAND NAME: Dirty Panda
MEMBERS NAMES & ROLES: In alpha order; Dion ‘Ned’ Christie (guitar/vocals), Georgia ‘George’ Davis (guitar vocals), Judd ‘JJ’ Johnson (bass), Ollie ‘Panda’ Wilson (drums)
GENRE: Grunge, rock, (classic 70’s – 00’s), alternative
HOMETOWN & STATE: Canberra (although Dion & Judd are imports from Tasmania)
ORIGINALS/COVERS/BOTH: Both. Georgia and Judd are writing some new material for an upcoming album
HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN YOUR SOUND?
Raw, heart-stopping heavy rock with a definite grunge, distortion edge. Canberra has some great rock acts and we are playing our part too. Dirty Panda is here. Rock is back. Be turned on.
WHAT’S THE MOST INTERESTING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD WHILE PERFORMING?
Georgia – playing support for Peter Coombs at the Refectory for an 18+ gig.
Ollie – packed the Canberra Inn once for a gig that had so many patrons they ran out of food. Rock n roll makes you hungry!
WHERE TO IN THE FUTURE?
Happy playing gigs in and around Canberra and surrounding towns for now. We will be working on an album shortly (happy to hear from a producer). We would like to be the first rock band to play a concert in Antarctica – but this might be a while coming.
WHERE CAN WE HEAR YOUR MUSIC?
You can catch us at the Basement on May 25 as part of a 90’s tribute night alongside some other great acts…we are doing some classic ‘Garbage’ numbers like I think I’m Paranoid, Only Happy When It Rains and Vow. Look at our Facebook page for more info. on upcoming events
BOOKING CONTACT/AGENT: Contact any of the band via our Dirty Panda Facebook page. We are agent-less at the moment (oooohhhh nooooo!) but happy to talk to people in this area.