The Urban Sea - The Zoo
Truly a melting pot of influences ranging from rock to R&B, The Urban Sea have been kicking around the streets of Brisbane in one form or another since mid-2016. Crowding most Brisbane stages at 6 members, the band covers all instrumental bases, creating a rich foundation for modern lyrical narratives concerning the ebb and flow of city life. With 2019 bringing a new band name and fresh music the genre-fluid six piece has found their groove, forging a unique soulful sound that’s all their own.
Singer Chris MacDonald’s evocative vocals lead the group supported by a gooey rhythm section consisting of Casper Hall on drums, Charlie Dolbel on Bass and Hayden Johns on keys. Shanan Kilner brings any and all of the emotion with his tasteful, somewhat nostalgic lead guitar work along with seasoned wind player Ravind Sangha filling the gaps with his arsenal of instruments ranging from screaming soprano sax to a mellow but beautiful alto flute.