Songwriters and childhood friends Tim Kevin and David Orszaczky grew up together in Canberra, swapping tapes and learning guitar via the pause/play button. Soon after moving to Sydney they formed Hoolahan with Harry Roden and Neil Bateman.
After a handful of early singles, the band’s debut King Autumn was the first album released on Sydney’s revered Ivy League label. Now hailed as a “lost classic”, upon release it earned glowing reviews and national airplay - here's what the critics said...
'As good an advertisement for Sydney's guitar rock scene as you could want'
Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★½
'Stamp Hoolahan’s debut album “Future Classic”'
Juice Magazine ★★★★
'This album is a pop gem'
Following King Autumn’s release the band toured nationally, playing the Big Day Out festival and performing with the likes of You Am I, Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, The Vines, Ash and Swervedriver. Hoolahan split in 2007 but have remained close friends.
Tim has since worked with Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie, Knievel and La Huva whilst building an impressive resume producing and engineering for artists such as Holly Throsby and Youth Group. Harry has enjoyed success in Australia and Europe with The City Lights.
In 2015 Dave and Tim reconvened at Tim’s Tempe River Studios, writing new songs that became a catalyst for a live return at Sydney venue Cult Club, and their soon to be released new album.
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