Creating Something from Nothing
Rudely Interrupted One of Australia’s most unique independent rock acts, touring and releasing their brand of pitch perfect pop-rock anthems across the Globe since 2006
In 12 years they’ve achieved 14 international tours in 11 countries, recorded 5 studio releases, won a Cannes Award, Top 20 hit iTunes Luxembourg, AFI Nominated Rock Documentary. Rudely Interrupted have endured a few line up changes but the core creative force of Rohan Brooks, Rory Burnside and Sam Beke have created a path for their music careers and a stage for them to continue to travel the world and perform their critically acclaimed rock/ pop hits.
Rudely Interrupted entered their 12th year with a spanking new record ‘Love You Till I Die’. Returning from Europe late last year promoting ‘Love You Till I Die’ in Germany, Sweden, Poland.
Recently launching their second single ‘Calculus & Tea’ at the Northcote Social Club and in Adelaide at The Gov, all while preparing for the ‘Reclink Community Cup’ where Rory was asked to assist in a coaching role with the mighty ‘Rockdogs’ in their Silver Jubilee year.
“We’re all about our music, it’s our music that brings us these incredible opportunities, “I’m so proud to be coaching the Rock Dogs, you can imagine what it means to me, and my band to feel accepted as musicians in the music community, to be a fellow Rock Dog and to have Kram from Spiderbait and Ash Naylor come n play some drums with us, wow” Says Burnside.
Recently performing at the Dylan Alcott Foundation ‘Ability Fest’ alongside acts Kingswood, Flight Facilities, Japanese Wallpaper, and in June Rudely Interrupted showcased their pop/rock anthems to 1000’s of Community Cup punters at Victoria Park June 24th alongside, Ed Keupper, Cable Ties, Kutcher Edwards and Cartridge Family.
Rudely Interrupted had a rough start to the year after their drummer of 12 years left the group in January. “The band were a little lost” said Brooks, “We had to think quick, and a whole new energy surrounded the group and the opportunities presented, we jumped on them”.
In 2008 Rudely Interrupted was the first independent band to receive an invitation to perform at the United Nations in New York City. 2009 the band independently released their AFI nominated DVD of the UN US, Canada & UK tour which premiered nationally in Australia on ABC TV 1 gaining the band a bigger audience and as a result Rohan was invited to appear on Australia’s much loved national ABC TV show Spicks & Specks’.
In June 2010, an invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC for the VCA Arts International Festival followed by a 14 date tour of the East Coast of Nth America, Canada and UK, selling out venues and a live performance on the highest rating TV ‘Canada AM’
2011 – Rudely Interrupted teamed up with Scope and Leo Burnett to create a stunning film clip ‘Close My Eyes’ which won the Cannes Grand Prix for Good. Reaching top 20 in Luxemburg iTunes sales charts.
July 2012 Rudely Interrupted released ‘Mystery Girl’ EP. The first single ‘No Goodbyes’ reached commercial airplay across Australia, toured to New Zealand, Germany, UK, as well as a 14 date, Australian East Coast tour in Nov/Dec 2012. 2013, the group performed in China at the Hong Kong Jockey Club followed by a short tour to New Zealand.
In 2014 released ‘I Am Alive’ performed live in Italy w/80 pc Alberto Pio Orchestra, then flew to LA for the Twenty Wonder celebrations at the Doll Factory LA for some very famous folks.
After returning to Australia the band released their 4th studio project ‘I Am Alive’ and toured up the East Coast of Australia with performances in Lismore, Sydney and Melbourne. The single received a lot of coverage on Australian radio, Triple M, Double J, 28th in the Traxx top 50 for 2015, CBS News, Yahoo Music, Italy iTunes.
In 2016 Rory Burnside and Rudely Interrupted were nominated for the most prestigious music prize in Australia, the Melbourne Music Prize for the new single ‘Love You Till I Die’.
“One two three four five, I’m feeling alive, six seven eight nine ten, here we go again”
“And I can’t believe how far we’ve come, can’t believe just what we’ve done”
“I just close my eyes, and open my heart”