Cameron Avery (of Tame Impala)

Collective Concerts Presents

Cameron Avery (of Tame Impala)

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Fri, March 31, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm

Rivoli

Toronto, ON

$15.00

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes

Cameron Avery (of Tame Impala)
Cameron Avery (of Tame Impala)
Cam Avery (born 23 April 1988) is an Australian multi-instrumentalist, musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the band Tame Impala.

Avery initially started off as a member in the band, Red Shoes Boy, and played drums for singer Abbe May, but gradually moved off to form The Growl. From guidance off a friend, he eventually bonded with Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, and moved in with him.[3] He would then become a part of the Perth music scene; becoming a founding member of Pond, alongside Jay Watson, Jamie Terry and Joe Ryan. Avery would then go on to live with fellow band member and friend Nick Allbrook and create the duo Allbrook/Avery.[4] As well as playing in Allbrook/Avery and Pond, Avery formed and fronted Fremantle based garage rock band, The Growl, recruiting fellow musicians Clinton Oliver, Marc Earley, Michael Jelinek, Samuel Kuzich and James Ireland.[5] They released their Clever Lever EP in 2011, with their debut What Would Christ Do?? released shortly after in 2013. They also supported Tame Impala around America in 2012 and 2013 and supported English musician Jake Bugg in 2014.[6] In May 2013, it was revealed that Tame's bassist, Nick Allbrook would leave the band to pursue other projects.[7] Following the departure, it was confirmed that Avery would replace Allbrook, ultimately becoming a part of the band's new line up.[8] Not long after joining Tame, he and Kevin Parker founded the psychedelic funk band, AAA Aardvark Getdown Services (originally named Kevin Spacey). The formation came about as a fundraiser for another Perth based musician and friend, Felicity Groom, who, whilst heavily pregnant had her car stolen.[9] Avery was featured on bass, along with Parker on drums and fellow musician Cam Parkin on keys.[10] On 21 December 2013, they played a second set under the name The Golden Triangle Municipal Funk Band, with Ben Whitt (former frontman of The Chemist) on guitar and vocals, Avery on bass and Parker on drums.[11] On 22 February 2014 it was announced that AAA Aardvark Getdown Services would play a gig alongside Pond, Peter Bibby, The Silents and Felicity Groom, organised by Fremantle-based record label, Spinning Top.[12] In 2012 is was revealed that Avery and Nick Allbrook had collaborated with London-based shoegaze band, The Horrors, to record new material for Allbrook/Avery (following their debut Big 'Art, released in 2011).[13] They recorded two LP's in a basement in London with four-fifths of The Horrors' line up. The first record released will be Sunroom, following that will be Wedding Songs.[14] The bands initially came into contact when Allbrook/Avery supported The Horrors on their Australian tour in Laneway 2012.[15] Other musicians such as Jerome Watson from The History of Apple Pie, Holly Warren from Novella and Jason Holt from Spectrum contributed to the record.[16] There is currently no release date. Pond's sixth album, Man It Feels Like Space Again, was released in January 2015. The record was mixed by Kevin Parker in his Perth studio.
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Venue Information:
Rivoli
334 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A4
http://www.rivoli.ca/